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Horn Handle Pocket Knife / SPF

An antique store find. This knife looks like an original as far as I can tell. It is very well made and light weight. The folding blade measures approx. 3 and 3 quarter inches long with the overall knife being just over 8 inches. Just right for your pocket or in your shot pouch. Shipping is included in the cont. US only please. Thank you for looking. Pay pal or postal money order for payment please. SOLD // pending funds. Thanks Ronald.

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Original Full Stock 38 Caliber Kentucky Percussion Rifle

Condition: Very Good. Manufactured by JW Kost - Lancaster Stock: Maple. Barrel Length: 41in. Caliber: .38. Diameter: 1in. This original .38 caliber Kentucky rifle has a browned octagon 1" x 41" barrel with fixed sights. The bore is good. Stamped on the top flat is JW Kost Lancaster. The P+++ Maple stock is mounted with a mix of brass and German silver furniture, including a cap box and German silver ware plate with Mother of Pearl inlay. Very tasteful metal engraving embellishes all the furniture and inlays. The engraved brass plated percussion lock with L Rogers Xenia Ohio stamped on the plate is activated by double set triggers. Length of pull is 12". Very good wood to metal fit - made by JW Kost - Lancaster. Condition: Very Good. Stock number P-24-80, please use this number when referencing this item. Willing to ship anywhere in the USA, buyer pays freight.

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Levi Biddle Halfstock - Tuscarawas Co., Ohio

Beautifully signed in script, "L. Biddle" with a fancy engraved ribbon at each end of signature. In my opinion, the quality of his work is comparable to the Vincents. Nicely engraved capbox and owner's initials engraved on a silver inlay in the cheekpiece. Original ramrod, muzzle decorations, and more (photos available). 37" long barrel, .32 caliber rifled. Excellent condition.

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Pick a Pair of Flintlocks!

The English pistols (Mewis) with the cannon barrels are in better shape, but the Belgian pair with rammers have beautifully carved, slightly bag-shaped grips. English pistols are 9 1/2" long; Belgian pistols are almost 8" long. All smoothbore, approx. .45 caliber for the Belgian pair and slightly smaller for the English. One hairline crack on the left side of grip on the top Belgian pistol. The cannon barrel pistols are Rev War era for sure, but I'd guess the others to be a bit later. $2,000 per pair.

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Antique Flat Horn

Antique adjustable flat horn. Well made horn with no bug damage to the body. The adjustment spring is missing, but everything else is there. The horn measures 8 inches on the outside curve. Mounts are brass. The butt plug was replaced by Ian Pratt. It is aged to match the old components. A great little horn. $6.80 priority insured postage.

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Antique Shot Pouch

Very nice antique shot pouch. $45. plus $6.80 priority shipping.

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Signed JW Rinehart Lexington, Missouri ca 1850

Yes, John W Rinehart worked in Hampshire County WV but he moved out to Missouri in 1852 and continued making rifles. This is one he made not long after moving. It was broken through the wrist and repaired. A couple minor losses along the forestock; otherwise in excellent condition with 4 engraved silver inlays. It has a nice old surface with excellent curly maple. More pictures available. price reduced from 2950. See other antique Kentucky rifles at

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Kentucky Rifle Attributed to Henry Gibbs

This attractive rifle is almost certainly the work of Henry Gibbs from Lancaster County, PA, but it is unsigned. 41" barrel stretched at the breech, 56" long overall, 1 1/2" wide butt, approx. .50 caliber. The forearm was restored from the rear thimble forward. A period forearm with a two-line molding (that I found at the Princeton show years ago) was used and it fits great! Original thimbles used (they were attached to the bottom of the barrel when it was cut to a halfstock). Beautifully engraved patchbox and sideplate. Converted to percussion, but still with its very nice flint lockplate. Curly maple. Lowered price on 6-26-16.

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Looking for the furniture to this Jaeger

I bought this original Jaeger rifle a couple years ago. The gentleman that I had purchased the rifle from had already sold off the original brass parts from it but had a set of castings made from the originals, which I was able to use to have it restored. I would love to find the original brass parts from this gun to return it to it's original condition. Thanks!

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18th Century American Snuff Box

Original, 18th Century American snuff box in very good condition. It exhibits quality construction techniques as well as neatly done wiggle engraving. The wiggle engraving was a very common style of engraving used in the 18th Century and this one is done with 2 adjacent smoking pipes above a pitcher and what appears to be 2 drinking glasses. The box also has a nicely executed border to tie it all together. It is in extremely nice condition, having basically no wear to the brass box itself or the engraving, the hinge is in perfect tact and the clasp holds the lid closed properly. The dimensions are 2 7/8" long by 2 1/8" wide and 1" thick. For additional photos please visit our website and go to CURRENT SPECIALS.

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