.45 caliber. 37" octagonal barrel length. SN: NSN. Pennsylvania-Kentucky style long rifle with percussion lock action and fixed semi buckhorn and blade sights. Browned metal finish with brass and silver accoutrements. Fiddleback maple half stock with a plain straight grip and forearm. Item has a brass buttplate and serpentine trigger guard. Fixtures include a silver six-point star to cheek rest on left side of buttstock. Lockplate is marked "Ashmore" in European-style gothic lettering with floral scroll engravings. Item has two brass screws to wrist of stock where significant cracking has occurred. Includes ramrod. Action is non-functional.
This item was possibly made by, R. Ashmore, of Pennsylvania sometime in the 1840's. Little is known about R. Ashmore besides his long rifles often being signed "R/Ashmore" or "R/Ashmore/Warranted". He is believed to have been active during the mid-era of long rifles.
Fair. Bore appears dark. Finish has mostly turned to a deep red-brown patina and has scattered losses and scratches overall. Wood stock is broken through the wrist that appears to have been fixed or caused by two modern looking brass screws. Wood to metal fit around lock plate is not great.
Array ( [live_biddable] => [inquire] => [phone] => [phone_bid] => 0 [sold] => 1 [unsold] => [make_offer] => [estimate] => 1 [timer] => [current_bid] => [asking_bid] => [start_price] => [buy_it_now_price] => [bid_activity] => )
Have a Similar Item?Consign With Us
Cowan’s Cincinnati Office offers an in-house, full-service shipping department which is unparalleled in the auction industry. Shipping costs are provided with your finalized invoice 24-48 hours after auction. For furniture and oversized items, we recommend using third-party services. For more information, click HERE or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALIFORNIA & NEW JERSEY BUYERS: Due to recent changes to California and New Jersey law, we require all firearms, whether modern or antique, be shipped to a licensed FFL dealer. Please plan accordingly.
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please note that Cowan's only ships firearms to a United States address regardless of antique status. It is the responsibility of the buyer to organize the export of their firearms to their country of residence. Cost of shipping to an exporter will be included on your invoice as the shipping cost, however the cost of exporting is solely the buyer's responsibility.
NOTE: All pickups and preview are by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call 513-871-1670 or email email@example.com
Page Load Executed Time Elapsed: 0.339 seconds