J.J. Henry Boulton Pennsylvania Long Rifle 45 Cal Flintlock 1820-36 Antique

SOLD FOR: $1,530

LSB#: 200312CB06

Make: The lock was made by J.J. Henry of Boulton, PA. There is an inscription on the barrel, but it is not legible.

Model: Pennsylvania Long Rifle

Serial Number: None

Year of Manufacture: 1820s-1830s

Caliber: Approximately .44-.45 Caliber

Action Type: Flintlock Rifle

Markings: The lockplate is marked “J.J. HENRY / BOULTON”. There is an inscription on the top of the barrel that we can’t make out. It is something like “G” or “S” followed by “Fulen” or maybe “Feder”? Please see photos for a better understanding of the inscription. There is some light decorative engraving.

Barrel Length: Approximately 43″

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass blade dovetailed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a “V”-notch dovetailed to the rear of the barrel.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a one-piece smooth full stock with brass nosecap, brass ferrules, brass wedges without escutcheons, straight grip with brass guard, sloping comb with cheekpiece brass sideplate, brass patchbox, decorative metal inlays and brass crescent buttplate. The patchbox lid is sprung, released by pressing on the raised tab at the toe. There are several scattered light-moderate nicks, dings, scrapes and scratches. There are scattered minor losses at the edges of the metal. There is a crack in front of the rear sideplate mounting screw on the left and two cracks at the rear wedge on the right. The LOP measures 13 1/2″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate and other brass fixtures have gone to a mustard patina with the crystalline appearance of old brass. Overall, the stock is in about Very Good condition as Antique.

Type of Finish: Originally finished Bright

Finish Originality: We see no signs of a new finish being applied.

Bore Condition: The bore is gray with well defined rifling. There is light-moderate erosion throughout the bore with scattered spots of pitting.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 0% of its metal finish. The metal surfaces have gone to a light patina. There is scattered light surface erosion with scattered nicks and scratches. The flash hole has erosion, but is not obstructed. The markings are generally clear, the barrel marking would be legible, we just can’t quite make out what the characters are supposed to be. The screw heads range from sharp to disfigured with uesable slots. Overall, this rifle is in about Very Good condition as Antique.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with a brass-tipped wood ramrod.

J.J. Henry Boulton Pennsylvania Long Rifle 45 Cal Flintlock 1820-36 Antique
J.J. Henry Boulton Pennsylvania Long Rifle 45 Cal Flintlock 1820-36 Antique