Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK. See our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 9889. A rare revolutionary war era fully stocked American Plains long-rifle or Kentucky long rifle with very early style drooping butt, originally manufactured as a flintlock circa 1765-1785 and most likely converted to percussion around 1835-1850. The rifle fitted with a nice original lock marked R. ASHMORE WARRANTED. The lock with some decoration to the tail of lock-plate. Calibre approx .52. Complete with its original correct wooden ramrod. Two brass ramrod pipes mounted to the underside of stock. The octagonal barrel inset on top with a buck-horn iron rear sight and blade metal foresight, the wooden stock secured with three barrel pins. Very simple iron trigger guard slightly mis-shaped. This rifle is in good overall condition. The action works fine. A very scarce item showing little sign of wear or use. Overall length approx 58 inches. Barrel length 43 inches. Some very minor dings and bruises, otherwise in very good condition. A wonderful piece of American history. This is exactly the type of rifle that would have been carried during the American war of independence circa 1775-1783 and similar to rifles used at the battle of the ALAMO circa 1836. Ref 9889. This is an obsolete antique pistol and is sold as a collectors item only. No Licence is required in the United Kingdom. If you wish to purchase this item please visit our website andrewbottomley.com where you can pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer at no extra charge. Established 1968.