John J. Hayes Historical Collectibles

 
F/L Kentucky Rifle ' Golden Age '
F/L Kentucky Rifle ' Golden Age '

This wonderful rifle is the work of  Peter Angstadt of  Kutztown ., Pa. It's one of his early works with a 1 3/4" butt width.  It's 44 1/2 octagon unsigned barrel is .65 smoothbore.  Peter Angstadt   rifles are highly sought after by collectors and students of Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Art.  His simple incised carving style is universally accepted as among the best Folk Art available in the Kentucky Rifle field.  The four piece brass patchbox is lightly engraved and it's side panels flare out to extend from toe to comb at the rear. The hand forged Pa. German lock is unmarked . There is a wide brass decorative plate with scalloped edge from toe to comb on the cheek piece side of the butt. Of further interest is the unique and dramatic incise carving rear of the cheek piece which presents a well done carved Eagle with Shield. Barrel tang carving is Peter Angstadt's  typical 'Dutch' style .  The engraved brass side plate has two piercings. The cheek piece inlay is lightly engraved with a upside down Eagle.  The 6 1/2" toe plate and 10" saddle plate are not engraved. The trigger guard is engraved and it's bow features Peter's  signature asterisk design. The entire stock is profusely incised carved including the fore end with a incised line on both sides that encircles each of the three barrel wedges and inlays . The stock retains a beautiful 'Dutch' reddish tint finish .  An absolutely beautiful Kentucky Rifle !

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