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2024 Winter Fine Art, Antiques & Jewelry (Day 1)

Sat, Jan 27, 2024 09:00AM EST
Lot 529

19th C. Percussion Rifle & Double Barrel Percussion Shotgun; Walter Cline Collection

Estimate: $400 - $450

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1st item: Full stock percussion rifle, iron hardware, possibly southern; 46" octagonal rifled barrel, double set triggers, front and rear sights, old drum conversion; .41 cal., Overall 61 1/2"L bbl 46" L.

2nd item: Double barreled side by side percussion shotgun, marked "Parker" to both sides on lock plates, double triggers, ramrod present. 10 gauge. Overall 54 1/2" L; Barrel 38 3/4" L.

Note: Walter Matson Cline (1873-1941) was a Chattanooga, TN, photographer and preeminent historian and collector of muzzle-loading firearms. His book "the Muzzle-Loading Rifle Then and Now" became the authority on the history of black powder firearms when it was published in 1942, shortly after his death. The National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, of which Cline was an early member, is headquartered in Friendship, IN, and is home to the Walter Cline shooting range. As both of these are antique black powder firearms, no FFL is necessary.


1st item: Very good overall condition, hammer locks; set, and release triggers operational; bore looks clean, grooves worn; earlier replacement drum and hammer; forend of stock cracked and held with nail; rod absent, butt plate missing screw. 2nd item: All parts appear original, fore end not cut down; neither hammer will hold, hardware with pitting, bore w/ oxidation, stock cracked at wrist and under lock; general wear and paint drips to stock.

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Bank: Pinnacle Bank
150 Third Avenue South, Suite 900
Nashville, TN 37201
Phone # (865) 766-3000
Swift Code: PNFPUS44
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Knoxville, TN 37909
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By descent from the estate of Walter M. Cline, Chattanooga, Tennessee.