Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Cowan's Auction: Allen Martin

Allen Martin Contemporary Flintlock Kentucky Long Rifle with Possibles Bag, Horn & Accessories

Description: .54 caliber, 49.25" pinned barrel, no S/N. Antiqued pewter patina finish, brass furniture, raised carved stock. Barrel singed " A Martin." Unmarked lock with faceted, bridled and fenced pan and flat faceted swan-neck hammer. Two-piece engraved brass patchbox, raised cheek rest with engraved German silver inlay and surrounded by flowing raised rococo foliate carvings. Similar raised carvings at wrist and entry pipe. Engraved German silver Indian maiden inlay in stock belly, forward of triggerguard. Wood ramrod secured by two thimbles and an entry pipe. A really attractive, very high quality contemporary rifle with flowing lines and wonderful decorative embellishments. Accompanied by a contemporary possibles bag with powder measure, vent pick and brush and horn handled knife in scabbard, and a powder horn.
Condition Report: Fine. Showing little use. Crisp throughout, mechanically functional, fine bore, wood showing minor handling marks. Accessories fine as well, showing the most minor use.
Pricing: $3,000 - $5,000
$1,700 2 bids

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Allen Martin Contemporary Flintlock Kentucky Long Rifle with Silver Inlays

Description: .43 caliber, 47" octagonal wedge-retained barrel, no S/N. Antiqued pewter patina finish on metal, silver mountings, raised carved stock with silver embellishments. Barrel with silver panel engraved " Allen Martin" in script. Flat lock marked " JS Brooks" with waterproof pan and roller frizzen. Four-piece silver patchbox with griffin head finial, silver mountings and decorations throughout. Wood ramrod with two thimbles and an entry pipe. Raised cheek rest with engraved silver eagle inlay, surrounded by flowing raised rococo foliate carvings, with carving of similar patterns at the wrist, tang and entry pipe. Forend with incised line carving. A really spectacular modern long rifle that is a wonderful example of the gunmaker's art.
Condition Report: Fine. Metal with a lightly oxidized antiqued patina. Crisp throughout, mechanically excellent, fine bore, stock with only the most minimal light handling marks.
Price: $4,000 - $6,000

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Historic Firearms and Early Militaria: Premier Auction

by Cowan's Auctions 
October 30, 2019, 10:00 AM EST

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