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D. Glassbrener Flintlock Kentucky-style Rifle

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
168
Sold for:
$8,610$7,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

D. Glassbrener Flintlock Kentucky-style Rifle, c. late 18th/early 19th century, figured-walnut stock with ornately engraved brass triggerguard, patchbox, ramrod pipes, and inlays, left side of butt has silver inlays of an eagle, heart, and star pattern, brass sideplate marked No 195, steel lock with foliate and bird designs, and maker's mark Kelker &/Harris, octagonal barrel signed on top D. GLASSBRENER, barrel lg. 40, overall lg. 56 in.

Note: From the collection of Gerald Stowe, former curator of arms and armor at the West Point Museum.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Stock has a few light nicks, but is in great condition with very good figure in the wood, brass parts have a light patina, as does the barrel but overall in very good condition.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

steel lock, curator, West Point Museum, Gerald Stowe