Lancaster County Antique Flintlock Full Stock with 1803 Documents

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Lancaster County Antique Flintlock Full Stock with 1803 Documents  Guns > Pistols > Muzzleloading Modern & Replica Pistols (perc)
Description: From a mid-west sale, a very nice Antique Full Stock Kentucky style flintlock rifle appox. 52 caliber smooth bore. The barrel is maker signed "J. Fondersmith." At the sale they said John Fondersmith worked as a gunsmith in Lancaster County Pennsylvania from 1779 to 1803. With the gun is an original 1803 court document listing John Fondersmith's occupation as a gunsmith. The tiger stripe maple stock is nice with no cracks or chips and has a very thin profile (see photos). The metal finish is a mottled brown patina with some oxidation (see photos). The gun is 61" over all length with a 46" round barrel (What I can see of the bore looks dark....I have not cleaned this gun). There is a fixed rear sight and a blade front sight. The plain brass Lancaster County style fixtures include a crescent butt plate, trigger guard, side plate, thimbles and nose cap which have a mellow unpolished patina. The lock is stamped "I. KELLER." The trigger and lock function as they should. The wooden ram rod appears original and matches the gun. At the sale they said this gun has been in a collection for a long time. The court document measures 13-1/4" x 8-1/4" with some minor losses to edges and some of the folds are split and the frame measures 15" x 20." This gun appears to be all original to me therefore I am offering it with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, if it does not live up to your expectations in any way return it for a full and speedy refund including your return shipping (see my feedback). We trade guns. NO FFL REQUIRED....CAN BE SHIPPED TO A RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS.I do not recommend firing any used weapon until it has been thoroughly examined by a certified gunsmith. Cashiers check or money order only. Shipping $45.00 which includes a tracking number emailed to you. Insurance is optional. Missouri residents pay 8.45% sales tax where applicable. Three day inspection “No Questions Asked” return policy.


Condition: Used - See Item Description
Caliber: .36 Cal. Cap & Ball
Location: MO

Trades Accepted: we trade guns

Shipping Notes: 45.00

Item #: 995434168
Seller Since: Mar. 2001
Seller Level: Verified
This seller is an FFL
City: St. Joseph
State: MO
Price:
$3,899.99


Shipping: See Description (or Arrange local transfer)
Accepted Payment Methods: Money Order
Returns: 3 Days

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