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

Sat, Jan 27, 2024 09:00AM EST
Lot 528

Two 19th Century Guns from the Collection of Walter M. Cline

Estimate: $500 - $600

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$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
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1st Item: 1805-1816 Flintlock smoothbore musket; unmarked; trigger guard, butt plate, lock plate, and barrel band appear original. .75 cal. Overall 53" L; barrel 38 1/4" L.

2nd Item: Half stock maple rifle with silver patchbox, trigger guard, inlaid dog and fox; double set triggers, octagonal barrel, .38 cal. Overall 55 1/2" L, barrel 40 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 these are antique black powder firearms, no FFL is necessary.

Condition

Item 1: Hammer locks at 1/2 and full, releases with trigger; barrel ruptured at breech, shows signs of early percussion conversion, then returned to flintlock; stock cut down, shows cracking and paint flecks, some pitting and oxidation. Item 2: bore good, barrel clean with pitting at breech; missing lock, cracks to stock, front of stock cut down, oxidized front cap.

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Bank: Pinnacle Bank
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Nashville, TN 37201
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By descent from the estate of Walter M. Cline, Chattanooga, Tennessee.