Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Jeffrey S. Evans Auction: MARK THOMAS, SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA CONTEMPORARY KENTUCKY-STYLE FLINTLOCK LONG RIFLE

 

SIZE

54" OA, 38" L barrel.


DESCRIPTION
MARK THOMAS, SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA CONTEMPORARY KENTUCKY-STYLE FLINTLOCK LONG RIFLE, .40 caliber, figured maple fullstock with elaborate carving and engraved-silver inlays, pierced and engraved Valley-style brass patch box, engraving to other furniture, rifled octagonal barrel, top signed "Mark Thomas", bone-tip pick and oak ramrod. Together with a signed presentation copy of "American Engraves III: Masterpieces in Metal by America's Engraving Artisans" by C. Roger Bleile illustrating the rifle. Two pieces total. Mark Thomas, Dayton, VA. Late 20th century. 

CONDITION
Excellent condition.

PROVENANCE
From a Shenandoah Valley private collection.
Catalogue Note: Mark Thomas (b. 1953) is a member of the NMLRA, a charter member of the Contemporary Longrifle Association, FEGA, and the Honourable Company of Horners.

LITERATURE
Published: Bleile - American Engraves III: Masterpieces in Metal by America's Engraving Artisans, p. 238.

Estimate: $1,000-$2,000

Sold For: $6,000










Photographs and copy from Jeffrey S. Evans and Assoc. here.

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Photographs supplied by Brian Anderson.