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The heavy, full octagonal barrel is signed "JS" is script surrounded by two pendants. the flat lockplate has a section of molding at the tail and beveled edges. The brass furniture includes a classic Bedford County, Pennsylvania four piece patchbox with six piercings and is engraved with flowers and scrolls. The full, flat, brass sideplate is engraved en suite. The rifle features a single set trigger and a small unengraved brass oval wearplate on the forend. There is also a nice, period, pinned brass repair between the lock and the barrel tang. There are two silver teardrop inlays, one on each side of the wrist, and a silver wrist escutcheon on the top. Above the cheekpiece there is a well engraved eagle. The full length partially figured maple stock is of classic Bedford County form and is relief carved on both sides of the cheekpiece with scrolls and feathering. There are also relief panels around the lock and sideplate, as well as in front of the lock and sideplate, with incised carved "X" patterns. Complete with a later wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a heavy, dark, corroded surface with a still visible signature. The lock has been professionally reconverted to flintlock configuration. The brass furniture retains a very dark, untouched patina. Silver inlays have been lightly polished. The stock retains much of its original dark finish with scattered areas of chipping to finish and wear. There are a couple minor slivers replaced around the lock molding and one minor splinter along the left side of the forend. For the most part, this rifle is in untouched, attic condition and is en excellent example of the high quality work that Jacob Stoudenour was capable of.Barrel Length: 45 - 7/8"Caliber/Bore: .44 RifledFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: Jacob StoudenourModel: Flintlock KentuckySerial Number: NSN

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(A) Signed Jacob Stoudenour Flintlock Kentucky Rifle.

Estimate $4,000 - $8,000Oct 30
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