Unsigned Kentucky Rifle - .45 Cal.
SERIAL #: None
DESIGN: Percussion operated black powder single shot. 43-3/4” octagon barrel. Previously converted from flintlock to percussion.
MATERIAL/FINISH COMPOSITION: Octagon barrel and lock plate are blued metal. Butt plate, trigger guard, patch box and ramrod guides are brass. Full length curly maple wood stock.
FEATURES: Blade front sight. Dovetailed rear sight. "J.G. AULENBACH" over "LEBANON" stamped on front of lock plate. 4-piece patchbox engraved with the initials "T B". Aulenbach was a gunsmith born in 1837 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He operated in the region, appearing in Boyd's & Gopsill's directories from 1863-1882.
CONDITION: Good. The finish on the barrel has a brown hue to it. Barrel shows moderate pitting and several modest scratches. Moderate pitting on lock plate. The stock shows numerous pressure dents and scratches as well as a small loss of material around the hammer. Ramrod is stuck in its guides.
INVENTORY NO. / CATEGORY: ANT
ESTIMATE: $500 - $700