American Half Stock Flintlock Kentucky / Pennsylvania Long Rifle
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American Half Full Stock Flintlock Kentucky / Pennsylvania Long Rifle, circa. 1815-1825. 34", .36 cal. heavy rifled octagon barrel (unsigned); patent breech. Brass furniture with nice patch-box (polished bright). Single trigger. High quality engraved lock with rain-proof style pan and roller frizzen spring marked 'FOWELR'. The rifle is in it's original flintlock configuration. Tiger maple half stock with brass reinforcement strap just in front of lock; pewter fore-end cap; loses in front of the lock plate, period repairs around the lock mortise; scratches, dings, minor cracks and heavy wear from years of handling. Nice dark age patina on steal parts. In good mechanical working order. A great looking rifle !
Note; It is my opinion, the lock may have been a period replacement. It is unusually large for this form of rifle and (this is always a possibility when their is replacement wood around the lock mortise). Plus the side-plate area is much smaller than the lock side. The patch-box has had the internal springs fixed over the years. The ram rod has been replaced. Brass furniture has been polished bright (will darken over time).
50" overall length.
Consignment- D.R. 2017