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    The Most Profusely Decorated "Kentucky" Rifle We've Ever Seen, Circa 1850. The rifle is decorated with at least 170 inlays including some in crude serpent form. The 36 1/2" unmarked octagonal barrel has a blade front sight and a dovetailed notch rear sight. "LEHMAN" is stamped on the single screw percussion lock plate but with individual dies and likely a later addition. The nipple housing was made integral with the breech plug rather than being added later. The patchbox, trigger guard and butt plate are brass, and, while most of the inlays appear to be of polished brass, many are of polished German silver. Brass wear plate on forestock and 4" brass toeplate. There are three ramrod thimbles that house what appears to be the original ramrod, and the stock is plain maple. The hammer will not hold in the cocked position, easily repaired. All metal surfaces are clean and smooth with the inlays apparently having been polished fairly recently. There a two inlays missing. The right side of the forestock has a couple of minor hairline cracks and the left side has a couple of small replaced slivers along the top edge. Really a remarkable rifle.

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