Kentucky Rifle – 1795


This is a nice, clean, original rifle, stocked in nice curly maple with it’s original flintlock, signed ” Wheeler “. It has a 42 inch octagon barrel, with deep rifling, and is 50 caliber. All mounts are brass and the long tail of the last ram rod pipe has long been missing. The stock is plain with no carving except on the left side of the butt under the cheek rest is etched; “David Atchenson Washington Penn. 1795”. Records from the Church of the Latter Day Saints web site shows two men of that name from the same grand parents as being born in Washington Pennsylvania,  prior to 1795. One of those gentlemen owned this rifle.




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