.52 caliber, 41.5" octagonal barrel, no S/N. Blued barrel secured to full stock with pins. Blade front sight with rear sight block. Brass nose cap, ramrod pipes, entry pipe, triggerguard, buttplate, toe plate, and spring-catch patchbox. Top of barrel rear of sight block marked in thin elegant script "S.B." Lightly engraved Golcher lock. German silver cheek piece and thumb piece escutcheons with additional German silver barrel pin escutcheons.
Samuel Baum operated a shop in New Berlin, Union County, Pennsylvania from 1789-1840. This particular rifle is pictured as number 37 of Roy Chandler and James Whisker's Kentucky Rifle Patchboxes, Volume 2. A volume of this work is included with the lot.
Good condition. Barrel has a mixed dark and light gunmetal patination with some pitting around percussion cone. Stock is in good condition with some minor handling marks and blemishes. Action is not functional. Bore is somewhat dark with some old grime and dust along with visible rifling. Would clean to better.
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