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Grizzly1 will no doubt see it and should have an idea and perhaps hawg or TRAP. I'm not familiar with Louis Smith but I do know American Longrifles by some contemporary builders fetch a hefty price. Whether Mr. Smith is in that group I don't know. Unless I'm missing something it certainly appears to be first class work.
 

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Grizzly1 will no doubt see it and should have an idea and perhaps hawg or TRAP. I'm not familiar with Louis Smith but I do know American Longrifles by some contemporary builders fetch a hefty price. Whether Mr. Smith is in that group I don't know. Unless I'm missing something it certainly appears to be first class work.
Louis Smith is definitely in that group. I wouldn't dare put a value on it but it's a lot.
 

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Yes. Johnson City school style. Hacker Martin, Lester Smith, Leroy fleenor, Don Davidson and the likes. Hopefully The guy is here might have some idea as to what it might be worth
Louis Smith (1927-2000)
His work usually sells for between $2,000-$3,500.
His rifles are not of any particular style, but a rendition of the rifles from the flint lock area to the percussion era.
That's about all I know.
There's one on arms list now for 3950. I think they're reaching pretty far. This rifle is extremely intricate compared to that . I'm thinking of selling for 3000
Should put me in the running
 

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Me too! Oh wait, that used to be my day job only I wasn't as good at it as what Louis Smith did with this rifle. Given the quality of the work, an asking price of 3,000 is not unreasonable.
I'm going to post it in the classifieds here and on the muzzleloading forum and on the American long rifle forum for and entertain offers. I'm gonna see what happens. If I send it to auction they're going to charge premiums through the wazzu and I don't want to see that happen
 

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You'll need to have 25 posts to be able to put it in the Buy Sell or Trade section. Read through some threads and respond in them, just pay attention to how old the thread is, some of the ones that pop up in the recommended reading thing are a decade or more old.
 
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