Original U.S. Pennsylvania Long Rifle with Set Trigger and Full Stock with Cheek Rest circa 1835
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 38" long and the rifle measures 54 1/4" 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 full-stocked, something that is somewhat rare for this type of rifle, and the rifle is all brass mounted. The stock is is solid, with the usual wear from age and use.
We feel this rifle started life as a flintlock weapon, being converted to percussion cap later, as indicated by the extra holes in the lock plate, which would be for the frizzen spring and pan. Interestingly the rifle is 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 lock currently does not function correctly, and will require adjustment. The heavy octagonal barrel still shows rifling internally, but there is wear and pitting from long service.
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.1835
Caliber: approx .39" - 7 groove rifling
Cartridge Type: Ball and Powder
Barrel Length: 38 Inches
Overall Length: 54 1/2 Inches
Action type: Side Action Percussion Lock
Feed System: Muzzle Loading
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