ATTRACTIVE NEW ENGLAND FLINTLOCK FOWLER ATTRIBUTED TO WELCOME MATHEWSON OF RHODE ISLAND

$3,750.00

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Item Code: 1002-01

41” smooth .58 cal. rifle barrel. Overall 56 ¼”. Butt is 1 ¾” x 4 5/8”. Cherry stock, English lock and brass engraved English type furniture with brass engraved French style sideplate. All three brass ramrod ferrules are 2” in length. Nicely decorated around tang and forward of comb with intricate silver wire inlay design and an oval silver engraved inlay on top of wrist.

Welcome Mathewson from Burrillville, Rhode Island is known as a builder of fine fowlers and rifles who used French and English stylistic features on his guns circa 1796-1830. Mathewson was born August 15, 1778 to a well-known Rhode Island family.

Very nice condition throughout with all its intricate silver wire inlay intact. Flintlock may be a reconversion. Minor crack in wood on right side running 7” along barrel.

Ex-collection of Dr. Douglas Sirkin.

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