The Milhous Collection

24-25 February 2012

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Lot 139

Custom Kentucky Flintlock Long Rifle

Sold for $3,450

Beautifully presented, was a gift to Bob Milhous. Exquisite in both its quality and detail. Features a tiger striped wood stock, metal inlay engraved 'R.E. Milhous' and is inscribed throughout. Built completely from scratch by an employee of Bob Milhous.

Please note, this gun is grouped among Antique Pre-December 31, 1898 Produced Firearms, not subject to Federal Gun Laws. Excellent overall condition.


All guns offered in this sale, including modern firearms and antiques, are sold “as is” and “for collector purposes only”. These guns should never be loaded and/or fired with any ammunition. Please note, there will be an associated licensing fee based on the location of licensing, and bidder must satisfy himself as to all licensing and import requirements in his home state or country. Please inquire with an RM Auctions associate for further information.

Sale Policy for Modern and Antique Firearms:

This sale contains both modern and antique arms. Florida law requires that we utilize a local Federal Firearms Licensee (“FFL”) for the transfer of all of the arms offered in this sale. If you are an out of state Buyer, please have your FFL send a copy of their license to: Guns & Knives, Inc. dba Arizona Shooting Range & Emporium, 4325 North State Rd. 7, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33319. (“GKI”) Please contact GKI directly related to the shipment of Percussion cap firearms, as in some cases these can be released to you directly and/or shipped to you directly. Florida Residents will need to pick up their purchased items on or after Tuesday February 28, 2012 at GKI or arrange for shipping to another FFL through GKI. For questions on transfers you may contact GKI at Tel: 954-735-8829 Fax: 954-335-1280 or Email: Florida residents purchasing a modern firearm will be subject to the statutory 5 day waiting period if you do not possess a Florida Pistol Permit. A fee of $35/gun, plus shipping and insurance will be charged by GKI to handle the transfer of all arms.

In the case of arms that are to be shipped out of the United States, GKI will coordinate all legal requirements to ship arms out of the United States. Please note that Buyers will be responsible for all applicable licensing, shipping and insurance fees to ship purchased arms out of the United States. A Buyer who plans on shipping a purchased arm out of the United States must satisfy themselves as to arm requirements of the jurisdiction that the arms are being sent.

Buyers are also responsible for standard buyer’s premium to RM Auctions. The determination by GKI as to legal requirements for the transfer of any arm shall be final and your agreement to comply with the transfer requirements shall be deemed to be a condition of sale. All arms are sold “As Is”, as collector items only and we expressly disclaim any warranty that these arms, modern or antique, are suitable for firing live ammunition and/or are safe to be loaded with live ammunition.

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