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 .
Kentucky Rifle atb. George Schroyer
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