Sold For: $1,125
Make: We believe this rifle was built from a kit, but there are no maker’s markings.
Model: Kentucky/Pennsylvania Long Rifle
Serial Number: None.
Year of Manufacture: Likely 1960s-1970s, ATF Antique
Caliber: Approximately .45 Caliber Ball
Action Type: Single Shot, Muzzle Loaded Flintlock Rifle with Set Triggers
Markings: The stock inlays and lockplate have decorative engraving.
Barrel Length: 40″ Octagonal, approximately 0.935″ across the flats.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a german silver blade dovetailed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a “U”-notch dovetailed to the rear of the barrel.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a one-piece carved hardwood (maple?) with nosecap, decorative inlays, cheekpiece, patchbox, crescent buttplate and toe-plate. The stock has light handling wear with some scattered nicks and scuffs. There is a loss behind the left sideplates rear mounting screw. Otherwise, there are no chips or cracks. The decorative inlays show minor discoloration. The LOP measures 13 1/2″ and 12 5/8″ from the fronts of the triggers to the back of the buttplate. The plate has light wear and minor discoloration similar to the other metal fixtures. Overall, the stock is in about Very Good-plus condition.
Type of Finish: Browned
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the 8-groove rifling is sharp. There is infrequent scattered light erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 87% of its metal finish. The balance is mostly in scattered minor surface oxidation which blends well with the browned finish. There are a few scattered light nicks and scratches. The frizzen and pan show light operational wear and some minor erosion. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. Overall, this rifle is in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger must be set to be fired, it is very light and crisp when set. The hammer has a half-cock safety notch. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: There is a wooden ramrod stored under the barrel.
Our Assessment: This Kentucky/Pennsylvania/American Long Rifle is a beauty! With full stock decorated with carving and silver inlays, browned octagonal barrel, and classic styling, it is an excellent example of a modern take on an American classic. The bore is nice and the mechanics are strong. We believe this to be a rifle assembled from a kit, it is very similar to offerings from companies such as Golden Age Arms Co.. Whether you’re looking for a flintlock for the next muzzle-loading season or are just a fan of gorgeous guns, this would make a wonderful addition to any collection in America. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This flintlock rifle can be transferred/sold in California.