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John Gonter Full Stock Kentucky Flintlock Rifle

Auction:
3165M
Lot:
246
Sold for:
$1,845$1,500

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Auction:
Sale #3165M - 3165M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 02, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

John Gonter Full Stock Kentucky Flintlock Rifle, c. early 19th century, tiger maple stock with raised cheek piece, brass butt plate, patch box, trigger guard, ramrod pipes, nose cap, and side plate marked "J.GONTER," silver wrist plate, siler wedge escutcheons and silver inlay on the left side of the butt, reconverted lock marked "LONDON/WARRANTED," unmarked barrel, barrel lg. 43, overall lg. 59 1/4 in.

Provenance: The collection of Ed Vebell.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Stock has a few dings and nicks, the lock functions but does not stay on half cock when the trigger is pulled, and one of the barrel wedge's is missing. The replaced pan and cock are done fairly nicely and there is a patch on weld on the vent that was redrilled. A borescope also reveals a blob of weld inside the breech.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

LONDON, Edward Vebell, Firearm actions, Flintlock, Military history, Stock