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Kentucky Rifle, Signed "S * Miller"

This is a fantastic carved longrifle by Simon Miller. Wonderfully engraved and pierced, four-piece patchbox, 16 beautiful silver inlays, including a flying eagle under the cheekpiece and half-moon inlays on both sides of forestock holding the barrel keys. Nicely signed in script, "S * Miller." Big, rifled bore, 41" barrel, converted to percussion, probably breech cut an inch or two. Curly maple fullstock, brass wear plate, striped ramrod, excellent condition, overall. However, there is a small dent in the comb and the front of the trigger guard sticks out a bit.

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Wrought Iron Claw Hammer

Antique hand forged hammer. The grain of the wrought iron is clearly visible in the profile of the head. Handle looks to be original. A more recent wedge seems to have been added to the rear of where the handle fits into the head. Everything is very solid and useable. Overall length is 10 5/8". Head is about 4 5/8" long. Price includes shipping within continental US.

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Mid-18th Century French Pistol

This is an original 1740ish .60 cal. French smooth pistol. 17" overall with an 11" barrel. Lock is surprisingly strong and still sparks very well. The stock has significant carving that is appropriately worn including a fleur de lis at the tang. The stock has been repaired about half-way down the grip. The lock, side plate, butt, trigger guard and barrel shows considerable casting and engraving. Barrel has some deterioration inside and I'd be hesitant to fire ... but could be done. A great period collector piece. Priced at $900.00 ... OBO ... shipping included to lower 48. Email for more photos.

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Kentucky Pistol

Here's a very nice example of a Kentucky pistol. Unsigned, always percussion, beautiful curly maple. Add a few bucks for shipping and insurance (send me your zip for a quote).

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Wilson Knives

Wilson Hawksworth Ellison & Co matching table knives in very good to excellent condition. $28. for pair shipping included to lower 48.

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Early Knife/Fork Sets

J. Russell & Co. Green River Works (dark handles) set of 4 knives and forks in excellent condition. I have been collecting for almost 30 years and these are the best I've seen ... $140 OBO. including shipping to lower 48. Light handled are American Cutlery with minor surface tarnish in very good condition ... $110 OBO. including shipping to lower 48. All are very usable.

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Percussion Longrifle, Heavily Inlaid and Engraved, Western PA

This rifle is likely western PA with a beautiful curly maple fullstock, 38" barrel, .38 caliber rifled. 20 engraved German silver inlays, including wearplate and thumbpiece. Brass furniture and engraved capbox. Comb piece and nicely engraved toe plate. Two small pieces of wood replaced on right side of forestock, couple other small cracks on forestock, large old break with old-time repair through the buttstock. Could be (West) Virginia or Ohio, too. Lock is marked "Duff and Co., Pittsburgh."

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Authentic Trade Beads - Black Peacock Faceted Bugels

AKA The Mourning Bead. Circa 1800. 1 Pound hank.

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Authentic Trade Beads - White Chalk, AKA Crackle

This is one of 10 strands available. These are Dutch trade beads, circa 1600-1800. Strand is 26" long.

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Authentic Trade Beads - Small Mowhawk Red Green Hearts

One of five strands available. Authentic, rare Venetian made trade beads, circa 1600-1800. This strand is 25" long.

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