Spring 2024 Premier Firearms & Militaria Auction
June 7th, 8th, 9th, & 10th, 2024
This auction will feature an outstanding collection of items spanning multiple categories including Modern, Military, Sporting, & Antique firearms & militaria! Below is just a small grouping of select highlights from the massive offering to be featured in this upcoming sale!
H. DERINGER MODEL 1814 US CONTRACT FLINTLOCK
The short lived model 1814 was produced to arm three regiments of riflemen for the War of 1812. Contracts of 2000 each were awarded to H. Deringer of Philadelphia, PA & R. Johnson. It is believed that lesser quantities were actually delivered. Bbl. 33 1/8″ octagon to round with smooth bore, possibly rebored from 54 cal. Dovetail mounted brass blade front sight with fixed V notch rear sight. Top flat behind the sight is marked “H. DERINGER / PHILADa”. Top flat between the rear sight and bbl. band has added markings “OONi G. HAY” followed by unit markings “1r 1si B 4th D”. Left bbl. flat has “eagle / P / US” markings. Lock plate is marked “US / H. DERINGER / PHILADa”. Brass pan with iron frizzen marked “D”. Three band fastened full length cheekpiece walnut stock. Original swivels hold a rarely found original style leather sling. Brass tipped iron ramrod. Iron fittings include buttplate, trigger guard with 2 finger ridges, side plate, and stock bands with stud type fasteners. Large oval iron patchbox is reminiscent of the model 1817 Common Rifle. CONDITION: NRA Antique good to very good. Bbl., lock and iron fittings exhibit a light brown patina in appearance with scattered handling marks as well as spots of light pitting. Bbl. markings are slightly weakened. Unsanded stock has worn finish showing numerous dents and handling marks with small chips behind top tang and forward of lock. Small cracks are found behind the lock and forward of the rear of side plate screw. Lock shows wear. Bore has dark frosted appearance with spots of light pitting. Scarce intact original sling has dark appearance with age hardened and cracking finish.