Thursday, September 21, 2017

Carl Pippert for Al Sullivan from the Bob Roughton Collection


Carl Pippert was exposed to the extensive collection of  the late Joe Kindig.  He was able to study in detail the essential elements of some of the finest existing specimens of Kentucky rifles.  He has produced some very fine interpretations of the late Golden Age guns and is well known among collectors of original pieces as an exceptional craftsman.

Humbly, Pippert does not even consider himself a gunsmith and states, “ I do this simply as a hobby.” He does not actively solicit orders.

Number
52
Name
PA style ("the famous Al Sullivan gun")
Made by
Carl Pippert, Feb 15, 1974
for Al Sullivan (president of KRA at the time)
Barrel Length
44"
Caliber
.42
Value
DONATED TO THE  CLA FOR A RAFFLE
Purchased from
Larry Forte
Private or Company
Private
Misc
Three silver flowers on patchbook
Big silver inlay on cheek piece
AS engraved on wrist
"This gun is a piece of history"
* Cf. NRA (Private) #79 / Blue Book = $25,000










For more information contact Jim Chambers by email at chambers@flintlocks.com, by phone at 828-667-8361.

Article on Carl Pippert and the Bladensburg School here.

Ax by Carl on blog January 6, 2015 here.

Morphy Auctions here.
Minimum Bid:
$1,300.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
$4,200.00
Estimate:
$5,000 - $8,000
Number Bids:
14


Photographed at the 2017 CLA Show by Jan Riser. Copy from Robert Weil's Contemporary Makers book after which this blog was named.

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