Sunday, March 29, 2009

Worcester County/New England Antique rifle

It is an exceptional flintlock rifle, unsigned, cherry half stock, N.E. brass detailing, 45 cal, original horn tipped ramrod with attached worm, eagle patch box and it has an early hook breech.

Can you help us identify the rifle or it's maker?












Based on shape and engraved details of the patchbox, plus around edges of lock bolt washers, the gun appears to have been made by Harding Slocomb of Worcester, Massachusetts. According to Sellers' "American Gunsmiths," Slocomb worked in Worcester between about 1818 and 1830, and then moved to Homer, New York, where he worked until about 1851. Shelby Gallien

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