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PERIOD FIREPLACE MANTLE

Mantle- as found condition West Virginia/ Ohio River Valley, found in log cabin 60 inches wide 52 inches tall Top shelf 63.5x8 deep Wood appears to be pin/fir/etc Pick up in Ohio Call Karl Smith @ 937-935-2233 or email kpsmith6601@gmail.com

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$375.00

4/20/2015
Flintlock Rifle Harrisburg, Dauphin Co, PA ca 1820

Here is a very decorative rifle made in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and de-accessioned by the Hershey Museum a few years ago. It is signed in stamped block letters but is unreadable. The curly maple stock has a wonderful patina and narrow strips of wood replaced along the forestock near the muzzle. It has very nice butt stock molding as well as the typical incised wavy line terminating the forestock molding. The orignal length (43 inch) barrel has excellent rifling and a .50 cal. bore. The patchbox and toeplate are masterfully engraved in the style of Jacob Roop. All brass mounts except the fore end cap are original as is the reconverted lock.

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$2,950.00

4/19/2015
Flintlock Rifle Probably Virginia Ca 1820

This decorative rifle is in excellent condition with no wood restoration or replacements. All the brass parts are original, cast rather than sheet, and engraved. The engraving style is related to that on English sporting guns of the period and not in the usual rococo style. The original length barrel is 40 inches and about .45 cal. The curly maple stock has pronouced curl with a rippled effect. I know of another rifle and a fowler by this same maker. The fowler came from a family in New Orleans and the other rifle came from a southern collector. Rifles with cast brass patchboxes and ramrod pipes are seen in Virginia, North Carolina, central and western Tennessee, and Kentucky. Please email me for other pictures.

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$3,450.00

4/19/2015
North Carolina 3/4 stock rifle

This looks North Carolina to me, but it has features that make me think Ohio or (W.) Virginia, also. .38 caliber barrel is almost 40 inches long, Three-quarter stock is double-keyed with beautiful inlays, gorgeous piece of wood, fancy cheekpiece. Good condition except for the varnish on the barrel, lock, inlays, and elsewhere. Rib took a bump near the muzzle, but it is still tight; however, the forward thimble is missing. Original ramrod is a few inches short from an old break.

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$950.00

4/18/2015
(3) Irish Shillelaghs Original

All 3 feet long, ready for use. $100.00 each.

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$100.00

4/16/2015
ORIGINAL day / primer horn

This is a very unique horn, I have never seen anything original like it. Shape and Size. Solid wood plug, with either silver or pored pewter at the attachment points. Only 3.5 inches.

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$100.00

4/13/2015
Original, Early American Powder Horn

This is an absolutely wonderful horn. It exhibits ample size and early construction techniques. The spout is hand carved octagonal and retains the remains of the original leather strap from its period of use. All the surfaces on this horn are ABSOLUTELY UNTOUCHED. Great color, great patina, great overall conformation and great condition! The horn has a natural curve and twist shape, which is highly desirable as it allows the horn to be carried tightly against the body. As an example of a pure, Colonial American Powderhorn, this horn is as good as it gets. It measures almost 14 inches on the outside curve. More photos are available on our PERIOD ANTIQUES page of our website at www.cabincreek.net.

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$195.00

4/10/2015
Origianl J. Sheets Rifle

This is a very nice original John Sheets rifle made in the 1820-1830 period. It was converted to percussion a very long time ago by simply replacing the lock. There is cap erosion at the breech enough to suggest that the conversion was done early in the gun's life. The forward lock screw is now a wood screw that has hand filed threads. The forend was broken at one time at the third thimble from the muzzle and a repair was done which is solid. The finish appears to be original and has not been cleaned or refinished. There are seven silver inlays on the gun, six are acorn styled. John Sheets and a few other gunmakers in the area were fond of using inlays of this style. The trigger guard has an interesting repair to the casting that was done when the rifle was built. The barrel is 42 4/3" long and about .43 caliber. Two of the wedge tennons have been replaced along with two of the wedges. The patchbox is a typical style used by Sheets with the four petal flower finial. The ramrod appears to be original to the gun and still has the long iron tip which is threaded for a wiper. The triggers have the typical lateral adjustment screw used by Sheets and they still work fine. The lock is marked 'GOULCHER' and works fine as well. It has no half cock which is typical for percussion locks of the time period. Overall this rifle is in a very desirable condition with very minimal restoration done to it. I'm not a collector as much as a builder so I am willing to sell this gun. The price it is listed at is what I feel it is worth but I know how the economy is now too so I will consider just about any reasonable offers. More pictures can be found at http://claysmithguns.com/john_sheets_rifle.htm

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$6,000.00

4/8/2015
Neat Halfstock Percussion Rifle with Bag and Horn Set

Antique percussion halfstock rifle from Huntington, WV. 40" barrel, .36 caliber with an interesting wooden under rib, fancy poured pewter nose-cap and classic capbox. About 57" overall. Some burn-through to the hammer at the contact point but the set trigger and main trigger function. Some dings and bruises. Barrel is about 1" across the flats. Gun could use a little TLC, but good condition overall. The bag is a contemporary one mated to an antique horn. The bag measures approximately 9" wide by 8" tall. Has a bag strap and horn strap, both with hand forged iron buckles. The horn is very old and has a fine linear crack on the backside. Also, attached is a thong with a vent pick and horsehair pan brush attached. The bag is lined in a classic white and blue striped pillow ticking that has been aged to look very old. Great set....this all would display beautifully! More photos available on request. $725 shipped.

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$725.00

4/6/2015
Philadelphia pocket pistol sold

Nice 6" pocket pistol engraved Tryon on one side and Philadelphia on the other. Pistol is totally functional. Other pictures available on request. Exact cost of shipping will be added.

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$175.00

4/6/2015
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