Old rifle

Mar 03, 2022. 23:16 UTC
Old rifle
Kim
United States of America

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Maybe
Description

Metal on top, wood on bottom , wood shock absorber, hand carved metal, does not have trigger?,

Provenance

Found in woods in Fairfax, VA in 2022

Answered within 5 days
Mar 08, 21:27 UTC
By George

Fair Market Value

$0 - $150 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$50 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Kim,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. My sincere apologies for the delay with the appraisal.

The presented object appears to be a matchlock Ottoman rifle. The stock is decorated with brass appliques and this rifle is comparable in shape and lock system with Ottoman rifles of the 17th century. There is a possibility that this is a later copy after an older rifle.
Comparable objects were recently offered and sold on the international auction market.
This piece is in very bad condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 0 to 150 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.

With kind regards,
George

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