What You Need to Know: West Mercia Q&A on Firearms Licensing
News Dealer & Industry News
Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK. See our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 2090. A very rare highly decorated fully stocked American Plains long-rifle or Kentucky long rifle with silver & brass inlay. Made originally as a flintlock circa 1775-1810 and converted to the percussion system probably during the 19th century. The rifle is now fitted with a percussion lock engraved WARRENTED. Calibre approx .50. Complete with what appears to be its original correct wooden ramrod. Three brass ramrod pipes mounted to the underside of stock. The barrel inset on top with a buck-horn rear sight and blade metal foresight, the wooden stock inlaid in silver with various primitive inlays of fish, bird, crescent moon shapes etc. Scrolling brass trigger guard with double set triggers. The stock fitted with a shaped brass butt-plate and opening brass patch box. This rifle is in good overall condition. Action works fine. A very rare and difficult to find item. Overall length approx 59 inches. Barrel length 43 inches. Small piece of wood missing from top of lock-plate, some old minor repairs to wooden stock, few dings and bruises, otherwise in very good condition. This rifle will need to be collected from our premises or sent by special carrier as it is too fragile for the Royal mail parcel service, shipping therefore will be by agreement between ourselves. (We now have someone who will deliver these fragile items by hand anywhere in the U.K.) Ref 2090. This is an obsolete antique item 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. Established 1968.