Antique Gunsmith Trade Sign with Hand Carved Rifle | 1930s
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Here we have a rare antique trade sign for a gunsmith in southern Minnesota from the early 1900s. This beauty is a monolith, complete of authentic hand carved design, complete with a wood carved rifle, while all covered in a wicked and worn black and white paint. You even have a the spiked edges along the sides. It's a brute with an attitude, and it's tougher than a coffin nail.
The rare double-sided trade sign was made and used by a gunsmith who hung it off his barn, which he used for his smithing shop. He put all his heart and soul into it. This is cool old folk art at its best. You know it when you see. You saw it, now you know it. The pictures don't do it justice. A monolith.
The gunsmith trade sign measures 51" wide by 19" tall by 1" deep. The wood rifle measures 39" by 5" by 1". As it hangs in the pics, it takes up about 40" by 51" of wall space. Large, and in charge, as they say. There is perfect patina everywhere. This is folk art y'all, so everything is worn and unique. But she's an absolute bruiser. I replaced the S hooks for the rifle because the originals were quite bent. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
I ship FedEx to street addresses in the continental 48 states only (no PO boxes). Free shipping on the monolith antique trade sign.