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AN AMERICAN 50-BORE PERCUSSION KENTUCKY RIFLE OF THE CHAMBERSBURG SCHOOL
AN AMERICAN 50-BORE PERCUSSION KENTUCKY RIFLE OF THE CHAMBERSBURG SCHOOL

THE BARREL SIGNED H. CARLILE(SIC), THE LOCK SIGNED ASHMORE, CIRCA 1830

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AN AMERICAN 50-BORE PERCUSSION KENTUCKY RIFLE OF THE CHAMBERSBURG SCHOOL
THE BARREL SIGNED H. CARLILE(SIC), THE LOCK SIGNED ASHMORE, CIRCA 1830
Converted from flintlock, with octagonal sighted rifled barrel with 'H. CARLILE' script signature towards the breech, flat bevelled engraved lock signed 'ASHMORE WARRANTED', figured striped maple full stock, brass mounts including sprung scroll engraved hinged brass patchbox-cover with characteristic pierced scroll engraved brass surround, the stock inlaid with shaped sliver plaques including a large escutcheon on the cheek-piece engraved with an eagle, set triggers, and later ramrod
42in (106.7cm) barrel

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