Kentucky Rifle atb. George Schroyer

George Schroyer  

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This is a very attractive Kentucky rifle attributed to George Schroyer ,York Co.   It exhibits a few of his characteristics  such as the style of the patchbox (refer to  Kentucky Rifle Patchbox’s by Chandler  pg. 329,330 & 332) and the rococo carving around the barrel tang . The rest of  the rifle is incised carved . The rifle barrel is 43″ and of .52 cal. with the rear sight moved during it’s period of use as the owners eyes aged.   The barrel is held to the stock by 4 wedges. The side plate has a period repair to it’s tail .  Engraved on the patchbox cover is an “Indian Bow w/ 2 crossed arrows “ .  There’s a spare flint still in the patchbox.  The double set triggers work correctly. It appears to be the original ramrod. An early long barrel big caliber Kentucky rifle with a wonderful old aged patina .  Sold

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