Guess a brief discription of the gun is in order...
This fine Maryland style longrifle was hand made by Mr. Don King circa 1981, and is signed on the top flat of the barrel. A skilled gun maker, who has replicated a number of original schools of style, this is a fine example of a contemporary longrifle.
This classic fullstock flint rifle is made in the style of the Emmitsburg, Maryland gunmakers, such as John Armstrong. Not a copy of a specific original, this rifle contains features to make a unique rifle in that school of gunmaking. Stocked in fancy curly maple, stained with Aquafortis, the figure has wonderful contrasting stripes from muzzle to butt. This rifle is in near new condition, and the frizzen shows few marks from use
The fine 42" straight octagon rifle barrel is retained by four polished steel headless wedge keys. Each key has a fine silver escutcheon plate surrounding it. Trigger reach is 13", to fit todays average shooter. This rifle weighs 8.4 pounds.
The 42" length, .45 caliber cut rifled barrel is 7/8" straight octagon. Cut rifled with eight lands and grooves in a slow twist for patched round ball. The muzzle is finished with a conventional crown for easy loading. The muzzle of the barrel is finished bright and engraved with a decorative design.
The Aquafortis finished stock is golden brown with dark stripes of figure, a hand rubbed oil finish gives the rifle a satin sheen. Decorated with raised and incised carving, and hand engraved brass hardware...
Raised carving creates a cameo wrist on this attractive longrifle. Raised and incised carving decorates the tang. A incised molding runs from the trigger to the toe, giving this slender longrifle an even more sleek appearance. A raised molding runs from the muzzle to the ramrod entry pipe.