Wednesday, October 25, 2023


Cal. 62. NSN. Bbl. 39" of double taper octagon. Top flat is marked "J. HAUGH FRIENDSHIP-IND". Jack Theodore Haugh of Milan, Indiana is widely renowned as an outstanding builder & restorer. Early in his career, he focused on European fowler, Jeager & English rifles. His trademark is his excellent hand-forged flintlocks. German silver blade front sight w/ fixed V notch rear sight. Curved lock plate & hammer are finished in the white & have simple floral engraving w/ the builder's name "J. HAUGH". Top tang has complimenting floral engraving. Plain trigger. Pin fastened full length heavy maple stock w/ wide butt. Wide brass buttplate w/ long peak & long tang trigger guard have floral hand engraving. Brass serpentine side plate. Wreath engraved German silver oval wrist plate w/ initials that may read "KM". Relief carving is found around the top tang. Incise carving is found around the wide bulge at the thimble w/ a mouldered border extending past the front pipe. Stock has a wide rounded nose. Horn tipped hardwood ramrod is held by a brass thimble & 2 pipes w/ deeply ringed surfaces. WEIGHT: 8 lbs, 11.8 oz. 

CONDITION: near excellent. Bbl. retains over 98% brown finish. Lock has very good white finish. Stock has very good finish showing scattered scratches & marks. Brass fittings are acquiring a pleasing mild patina. Bore retains sharp rifling. (01-21956/DS). 

ESTIMATE. $4500-6500.


Lot: 3540

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