Model: Kentucky Black Powder
Serial Number: NSN
Year of Manufacture: Unknow, Classified Antique
Caliber: .45 Caliber
Action Type: Muzzle-Loading Cap Lock
Markings: The right side of the barrel is marked “BLACK POWDER ONLY”.
Barrel Length: 35 1/4”
Sights / Optics: This black powder rifle is mounted with no sights. There is a dovetail slot at the tip of the barrel and another 27 1/4” back. There are no sights.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one piece smooth wood in a Kentucky black powder configuration. The stock fits a little loose on the forend. There are no cracks or scratches through the finish. The right side of the buttstock, behind and in front of the trigger, have a rougher finish where you can feel the wood grain. This is not a loss of finish or damage related. The LOP measures 13 1/2” from the rear trigger to the center of the brass buttplate. The brass buttplate fits flush and has an integrated patch box. The patch box and buttplate are one piece. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This black powder rifle retains about 50% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows an aged blue/grey patina the length of the barrel. The locking plate has some light erosion on the case hardened finish. There are some light marks on the brass accents and barrel, but these don't detract from the aged appearance. The Screw heads are sharp with mild dis-figuration on the patch box screw especially. There are no markings othert than the one mentioned above on this black powder rifle. Overall, this black powder rifle rates in about Good condition.
Mechanics: The hammer does not lock in place properly. This Black Powder rifle needs to have the trigger adjusted or a new spring installed. We did not fire this rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is a great looking representation of a Kentucky Style black powder rifle. The Stock looks great and the aged barrel makes the rifle look like a well taken care of antique. The wood is beautifully figured and would look great on the mantle or as a project to take out and use in the field.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This black powder rifle can be sold to anyone 18 years of age with valid identification.
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