.62" caliber. 21" barrel length. SN: NSN. Miquelet pattern flintlock rifle with straight rifling and embellishments in silver and gold. Item features a simple round butt without a buttplate. Wood is finished in a tiger stripe pattern from end of forestock to band around buttstock. Rear end has a solid color finish. Metal components possibly blued but now show prominent brown patina except for the gold patterns applied around breech, muzzle, action, and tang. Rifle is equipped with three aperture sights cut into a nonadjusting rear sight block with a fixed front blade. Battery face of frizzen is grooved and a bead surrounded by floral pattern embellishments is attacked behind cock. Silver plate is applied over stock and breech area in geometric and floral patterns. Rear end of stock shows a crescent moon beside a star or flower pattern. Missing both wedge pins, ramrod, and upper jaw.
Good. Bore is very dark with rust and oxidation in addition to deep patina. Overall metal finish is brown patina with some areas showing oxidation. Several fasteners have broken free of the decorative plates while plates themselves are tarnished. Gold paint has worn away in various locations on lock and barrel. Action is frozen though frizzen still functions. Forestock has split traveling 5.5" of its total length. Large wedge has broken free from the end leaving underside of barrel exposed.
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