Pavilion Gallery -
Americana Art & Antiques
Roderic H. Blackburn
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Kinderhook NY 12106
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B0353. Hudson Valley Long fowling piece,
original flint lock, tiger maple stock, typical Dutch brass mounts,
cast brass escutcheon engraved AS (Staats), gunsmith made brass
buttplate and tang from sheet brass. 58 1/2" barrel, overall 72
1/2." c 1730-50. Remarkably intact and unaltered.
New York. Ref: The New York Firearms Trade vol.5 p.8-9. See my chapter
fowlers here . SOLD
1595. Fancy grade New York target rifle with
sights and barrel turned for a bullet starter. c. 1859-64. .38 cal,
29.5" barrel. Lockplate marked " Moore & Son New York."
full compliment of tools. .38 caliber.
John P. Moore was first active in New York City
1820 (and may have been
the son of gunsmith John Moore of the same place) and continued for a
long time. As J. P. Moore & Son: 1859-1864, as John P. Moore's
Sons: 1864-1888 when the firm was sold to another. Ref:The New York
State Firearms Trade (H. J. Swinney, Michael Lewis, Roderic
Blackburn) Vol. 5 New York City, 2003. p.329-335. This cased gun
B0812.. An original flintlock English fusil, c.
Lock marked ". N..ELL", all brass mounts, engraved. Barrel marked
SANDWELL MINORIES LONDON. Proof marks on barrels are crowns over V SS
and GT. Engraved lockplate with scene of hunter shooting fowl, also a
house. Cast brass wrist escutcheon. Iron ramrod.. Engraving on barrel
and tang, octagonal to round barrel. Walnut stock.
B0814. Dutch Officer's original flintlock fusil,
1770. Walnut stock with leaf carving. Brass mounts including cast butt
plate with hunting scene. Front sight as bayonet lug. Elaborate cast
trigger guard with sling swivel tang, figure of person and eyes. Barrel
tang of engraved brass. Iron ramrod.. SOLD
B0815. American colonial flintlock musket with
Charleville marked lock, Charleville iron hardware (brass pipes), tiger
maple stock, iron ramrod, c. 1770s.
0766. New York "Kentucky" half stock rifle.c.
1835. .42 cal. 31" barrel.
A characteristic New York made Kentucky style
typical reticulated brass patch box. All brass mounts: engraved brass
trigger guard, hook butt plate, toe plate with patch box lid release
button, ramrod thimble, and front sight. A pewter foreend cap. Original
percussion lock, not converted from flintlock. Shaped cheekpiece. .42
caliber rifled barrel. Lock and barrel in brown finish. Double set
Very good condition, with all parts old and original excepting ramrod
which has been made in appropriate form and fittings. All over even
brown finish on barrel and lock.
1309. Side by side combination gun, percussion. c.
1842. Hudson, NY. 30.5" barrels. Marked: "BRADFORD"
between barrels, "JOSp GOLCHER" stamped on lockplate.
A back-action percussion combination gun, ca. 1850 with silver mounts
"Combination" guns were especially popular with New York deer and bear
hunters who found it convenient to have a double barrel, one loaded
with a long range bullet, the other with short range buck shot for
close moving targets. In the eastern part of New York the side-by-side
barrels were prefessed, while in the western part of the state
over/under barrels predominate. By the mid-nineteenth century the last
really large population of deer in the northeast were in the
Adirondacks, accounting for the number of such rifles made which in
this century have often been called "The Adirondack Rifle."
Thomas Bradford, circa 1842, 53 Warren Street, Hudson, gunsmith.
1842-43 Western Business Directory. Joseph Golcher of New York City was
a prolific supplier of actions to New York gunsmiths.
1429. New York half stock single barrel
rifle, c. 1840-50. cal. 34" barrel. "L .
COON/ WARRENTED" on barrel "A.W. SPIES" on lock. Levi Coon
Owego or Ithaca NY..
Single barrel percussion rifle, front action lock, oct. barrel, tiger
maple half stock with iron mounts, pewter forecap. Nicely done rifle.
Coon, Levi, Jr. percussion period, Owego, gunsmith and gunmaker. In
1835 Coon either moved or started another forge to produce barrels at
Motts Corners which was operated by Alva Lull, Abiel Losey, and their
descendants. This operation would have been in direct competition with
E. Remington's barrel production in Ilion. There is a Levi Coon and
Sons listed in the 1850-51 New York Mercantile Union Business Directory
as working at 37 Aurora St., Ithaca.
Very good condition, all parts intact except replaced ramrod. Two small
piece of wood along barrel missing, another piece off near barrel tang.
0338. Half stock New York percussion target
18 cal. barrel."A. C. Stevens" on
lockplate, "A. C.
Stevens / Hudson N.Y." on barrel. A half stock rifle made by A. C.
Stevens of Hudson, N.Y., with octagonal and round heavy barrel,
percussion lock, cherry? figures stock with several German silver
inalys. Smooth bore (original?).Engraving on barrel, lock, tang. Inlays
include hunter and eagle and others.
Abijah C. Stevens was born about 1816, first
the Hudson Directory in 1842 as a gunsmith, and thereafter until 1872.
He is known to have made percussion target and match rifles. Fine
condition, lockand hammer showing some pitting, barrel is grey in no
pitting, stock appears to be old finish.. SOLD
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