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    Very Nice, Full Stock, Flintlock, Pennsylvania/ Kentucky Rifle C. 1835. 53¾" overall with 39¼" approximately .40 caliber, octagonal deeply rifled barrel with ring turnings on the face of the muzzle. Signed with die-stamped block letters "J. W." in an engraved panel on the top flat of the barrel near the breech. Flintlock with reinforced hammer marked "W. Ketland & Co.". The gun is possibly a very well done old reconversion. The barrel is held in place with three iron wedges, nearly even spacing between the ramrod pipes indicating it has not been shortened. All metal smooth and gray, very nice. Maple stock with 'burned in' curl. Molded cheek piece and incised decoration along the bottom edge of the butt stock. Stock excellent, retaining most of an old varnish finish, just one minor hairline with no loss by the rear lock screw. All brass furniture with four piece patchbox, the lid actuated by a two piece forged iron friction spring with no release button. 3¾" toe plate fastened with three screws. There is also a ¾" brass medallion inlaid and pinned on the side of the wrist depicting a bird. A pretty rifle.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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