Sunday, April 9, 2017

This is one of those well traveled rifles whose history has unfortunately been lost in time.






















With no visible maker's marks it stirs the flint-lover's imagination. The early 19th century style lock has light engraving as does the brass and silver furnishings. 
The heavy barrel is equipped with traditional notch and blade sights. 
To add to the mystery, the stock has a long brass wear plate between the ramrod entry pipe and trigger guard. Could this possibility be to prevent (or repair) wear from traveling across a saddle? 

 



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