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US Model 1817 Flintlock Rifle by Nathan Starr & Son 1840 Contract

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Our Price: $6500

US Model 1817 Flintlock Rifle by Nathan Starr & Son 1840 Contract in fine original flint with most of its original brown lacquer finish. .54 caliber, 36 inch round barrel with seven-groove rifling. The breech of the barrel is marked US with inspector initials JH over a circle P proof. The side of the breech is marked H. The tang is dated 1844. The lock is marked with the N. Starr & Son semi circular motif with a US, and the rear marked Middtn Conn 1843. The left of the stock features two crisp oval inspector's cartouches. Walnut stock with three barrel bands, sling swivels, oval patchbox and US marked buttplate. With correct original trumpet ramrod.

 

All metal parts retains most of the original brown finish with some minor staining. Markings on the barrel at the breech are mint and crisp. Lockplate and hammer has nice untouched patina with sharp and crisp markings. Stock is excellent with sharp edges, nice dark red feathered grain wood and mint cartouches.

 

Among the last flintlocks made for the US military. Hard to upgrade this one.

 

 

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