Author Topic: Gonter Sr & Jr Rifle auction results - Opinions?  (Read 94 times)

Offline Carl Young

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Gonter Sr & Jr Rifle auction results - Opinions?
« on: Today at 12:50:03 AM »
This seemed to go cheap if the representation is accurate. I'd appreciate any educated opinions.
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/170457253_peter-gonter-sr-and-jr-flintlock-kentucky-rifle


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Offline spgordon

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Re: Gonter Sr & Jr Rifle auction results - Opinions?
« Reply #1 on: Today at 01:18:34 AM »
For those who cannot (or don't want to bother to) log in, the rifle sold for $2,750.00 (plus 24% buyer's premium).
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Offline Shreckmeister

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Re: Gonter Sr & Jr Rifle auction results - Opinions?
« Reply #2 on: Today at 02:32:59 AM »
That patchbox cavity is so clean looking
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Offline DaveM

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Re: Gonter Sr & Jr Rifle auction results - Opinions?
« Reply #3 on: Today at 03:11:45 AM »
Could be made by younger brother John Gonter; looks a bit late for Peter Gonter to me.

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Re: Gonter Sr & Jr Rifle auction results - Opinions?
« Reply #4 on: Today at 03:24:58 AM »
With the rear sight so far back, and such a short barrel for an octagon-to-round barrel, I'd guess the barrel has been shortened significantly and might have turned some bidders off... despite the "Gonter" name appearing centered between sight and breech.

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