Lot 3301: EXCEPTIONAL WILLIAM BUCHELE CUSTOM CONTEMPORARY

Est: $4,000 - $6,000
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May 9, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Fairfield, ME, US
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Description: AMERICAN FLINTLOCK RIFLE. Cal. 44. NSN. Bbl. 42" octagon measuring 7/8" across flats at muzzle. Top flat has builders signature "W. BUCHELE". German silver front sight w/ fixed U notch rear sight. Engraved lock marked "BUCHELE". Single trigger w/ carved rear webbing. Key fastened tiger stripe full length maple stock. Right side of butt has ornate segmented pierced rectangular lid patchbox w/ fancy finial & fine hand engraving. Other brass fittings include trigger guard, crescent buttplate, engraved toe plate & engraved sideplate. Cheekpiece has deeply dished oval w/ 3 dimensional portrait of native American. Lower edge of cheekpiece has 3 1/8" rectangular ivory inset w/ silver wire inlayed arrow. Area below & around cheekpiece along w/ portion forward of patchbox & around top tang at top & wrist have extremely well detailed deep relief vine type foliate carving. Top of comb has 3 1/2" fancy sculpted German silver inlay w/ foliate engraving. Top of wrist has German silver oval nameplate w/ initials "DH". Area around Indian portrait is highlighted by silver wire inlay. Toeline of stock has dbl. line incise carved borders. Lock & sideplate areas are deeply sculpted w/ long extending teardrops at rear. Stock is held by 4 keys through German silver oval escutcheons. Rear key is highlighted by silver wire inlay. Ramrod channel has mouldered dbl. line borders w/ relief carved accents having sections of deep relief foliate scroll carving at front & rear areas. Hickory ramrod is held by faceted brass octagon bbl. thimble & 3 matching pin fastened pipes. Nose cap is brass. The late William Buchele (1895-1977) was a renowned master long rifle maker. His most famous achievement was collaboration on the book "Recreating the American Long Rifle" w/ George Shumway & Peter Alexander. The acknowledgement section of THE AMERICAN LONG RIFLE, 5th Edition gives the following information: "In May 1974, THE AMERICAN RIFLEMAN magazine featured an article by Ashley Halsey, Jr., titled "The Best Kentuckies--Old or New?" Pictured w/ descriptions were five of the finest original Kentuckies made by N. Beyer, George Schroyer and Christian Beck, along w/ contemporary examples by William Buchele, Carl Pippert, Robert Ditchburn, Wallace Gusler and George Stanford. This national publicity made him (Buchele) famous." UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: includes custom built glass fronted wall case by R. Evans dated 2002. Tiger striped maple case has brass hinges & handles w/ built in lock. Lid has alternating white & black star, diamond, arrow & eagle inlays. Interior has suede backdrop w/ metal gun hooks. Case also holds custom made powder horn of pressed cow horn w/ wooden rear plug, ebony stopper & leather handle. Side of horn has relief carved grizzly. Overall case dimensions are 66" X 18" X 5 1/4". Also included is Fifth Edition soft cover copy of "RECREATING THE AMERICAN LONGRIFLE" by Buchele, Shumway & Alexander. Book contains envelope containing two 22" X 17 1/2" diagrams of a flintlock rifle & pistol titled "DETAILS AND DIMENSIONS FROM ORIGINAL GOLDEN AGE RIFLES". CONDITION: metal retains good original browned finish. Stock has very good original finish. Left side of forearm is missing German silver escutcheon around second key from rear. Bright bore has deep sharp rifling. (01-14756/DS). ANTIQUE. $4,000-6,000.
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Shipping Terms: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense.
* Shipping cost: Whatever the cost is from the carrier. All ammunition firearms (including antiques) are shipped with adult signature required. Any item(s) shipped with a value of $1000.00 and up is shipped with signature required.
POLICIES:
* Shipping does not begin until the following Friday. This is a multiple day event that covers our preview, our auction and James D. Julia's Auction, because of this, shipping cannot start until both auctions are done.
* Multiple winning bids will be combined to save buyer money.
* We reserve the right to not ship an item if we feel an item is too fragile or bulky for us to handle.
* We are happy to assist you in your shipping needs but please understand that we will try to expedite your shipment when requested, but we make no guarantee that it can be completed in such a time frame as you may request or in the manner that you may request.
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