Original U.S. Pennsylvania Flintlock Rifle Converted to Percussion 14ga. Fowling Gun with Brass Patch Box

Item Description

Original Item: Only one available. Here is an octagonal barreled "Kentucky" style rifle, which more correctly is known as a Pennsylvania Rifle. This example appears to originally have been in flintlock, and was then converted to percussion, probably when the barrel was bored out to become a fowling gun. This was not uncommon, as when the rifling was worn, the accuracy would fall off greatly, so to remain useful, they were turned into shotguns.

The gun has the typical "half-stock" seen on these, with attached ramrod pipes. It is in good display condition, and has a very nice full size brass patch box on the right side, opened by a button on the top of the stock. The left butt stock has a very nice cheek piece, with a German Silver inlaid design. There is also a small escutcheon on the back of the wrist.

The lock functions, but it does not have a full cock position at present, and fires at half cock. The rear sight was removed when it was converted to a fowling gun.

Long time stored, in need of a good leaning and then ready to display!


Year of Manufacture: c.1830
Caliber: approx .69" 14 gauge
Cartridge Type: Ball and Powder
Barrel Length: 41 Inches

Overall Length: 56 1/2 Inches
Action type: Side Action Percussion Lock
Feed System: Muzzle Loading

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