.54 caliber. 44" pinned two-stage octagon to round barrel. SN: NSN. Browned finish, brass furniture, faux striped hardwood full stock. Lightly engraved single-screw percussion lock marked "TRUITT BROS & Co". Top flat of barrel weakly marked "D P BROWN MAKER/LANCASTER PA". Barrel with drum bolster, typical of early percussion guns. Simple crescent brass buttplate, lightly engraved triggerguard with dual finger spur extensions, brass nose cap and ramrod pipes. Wood ramrod. Mr. Ness' notes on this rifle indicate that the gun was produced circa 1840 by David P Brown of Lancaster, a maker not listed in Sellers' American Gunsmiths. He further notes that Brown had a contract with the US Indian Department to provide guns for this government entity for trade to the Native Americans.
Provenance:The Collection of Larry Ness
Good. Moderately oxidized metal with scattered surface roughness and pitting. Markings weak but legible under good light and magnification. Mechanically functional, good bore with oxidation and some pitting. Hammer screw replaced. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and mars, a repaired chip in the toe and some wood loss at rear of the lock mortise.
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