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Long Rifle

Artist/Maker:
Ledford, Henry
Place Made:
Davidson County North Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
1825-1850
Medium:
wood –iron –brass –silver
Dimensions:
LOA 58 1/4
Accession Number:
R-29
Description:
DESCRIPTION: A muzzle-loading rifle fired by a percussion cap. There are twelve silver-plated ornaments on the stock. Brass trigger guard with two spurs; brass heart in front of front trigger guard extension. Double-set triggers. Grease hole. Two silver plates in front of hole approaching lock plate. Silver oval on left and right side approaching wrist area. Engraving and inscript on lock. Crude brass eagle on cheek. Brass touch-hole pickholder. Brass eight-point star with engraved circle. Circular side plate. Incised lines on comb. Two screws on barrel tang. Circle below front sight. Octagon barrel with worn grooving.
History:
This gun was in the collection of the late Nathaniel Curl of Winston-Salem.