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Full-stock flintlock rifle

Artist/Maker:
Vogler, Timothy (attr.)
Place Made:
Salem North Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
1830-1840
Medium:
maple –iron –silver –brass
Dimensions:
LOA 60 3/4; barrel LOA 45 1/8″; caliber .39
Accession Number:
4940
Description:
DESCRIPTION: This is Timothy Vogler’s earliest known rifle and is stamped T. VOGLER on the barrel. It features several inlays common to the Salem School, including a brass eagle patchbox, a silver eagle on the cheek piece, a silver touch-hole pick holder, silver escutcheons, a silver eight-point star on the buttstock, and an escutcheon plate on the wrist. Other Salem School traits exhibited include the double spur or hooked trigger guard, a complex forestock moldings, and an English lock. The double set triggers have an interesting hook treatment on their tips.
History:
This is Timothy Vogler’s earliest known rifle and is stamped T. VOGLER on the barrel. It features several inlays common to the Salem School, including a brass eagle patchbox, a silver eagle on the cheek piece, a silver touch-hole pick holder, silver escutcheons, a silver eight-point star on the buttstock, and an escutcheon plate on the wrist. Other Salem School traits exhibited include the double spur or hooked trigger guard, a complex forestock moldings, and an English lock. The double set triggers have an interesting hook treatment on their tips.
Credit Line:
Old Salem Purchase Fund