Original U.S. Pennsylvania Long Rifle with Set Trigger and Cheek Rest circa 1840

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This just came out of the attic after a hundred years of storage, together with a couple of hundred other guns. Here is an octagonal barreled Rifled "Kentucky" style rifle, which more correctly is known as a Pennsylvania Rifle.  The Rifled .39 caliber octagonal barrel is 37" long and the rifle measures 52 1/2" in overall length.

The percussion lock looks to be a British "Trade" lock, but the maker marking is worn away, and can no longer be read. The stock is 1/2 stocked and the rifle is all brass mounted, except for the nose cap, which is zinc. The stock is is solid, but does have some repairs from damage sustained over the years.

We feel this rifle started life as a Percussion weapon, and not a conversion from Flintlock. Interestingly the rifle has been, since new, fitted with a "set trigger" depressing the rear trigger first until it clicks and just touching the front trigger discharges the weapon, hopefully with great accuracy.

Overall condition is nice, but definitely shows long service. The rifled barrel still shows lands and grooves, however it also shows quite a bit of wear and oxidation in areas.

Great for over the fire place in your Log Cabin this, is an old lady who certainly did her bit in the 1830's to 1860's. Ready to display!


Year of Manufacture: c.1840
Caliber: approx .39" - Rifled
Cartridge Type: Ball and Powder
Barrel Length: 37 Inches

Overall Length: 52 1/2 Inches
Action type: Side Action Percussion Lock
Feed System: Muzzle Loading

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