Since I cannot currently post a picture in this forum, but have posted one in the "Test Forum", I went ahead and added some descriptions to explain the content of the photo. It is a grouping of percussion longrifles by Illinois makers who worked in the Wabash Valley.
#1- top rifle (with all the silver inlays) was made by A. B. CARPENTER, Dolson (now Clarksville), Clark County, Illinois during the 1870's or early 1880's. It has a 47 1/2" barrel and has been "set back" a little over five inches, meaning that it originally had a 53 inch barrel before being re-breeched. It still weighs 17 lbs. Such rifles (called "chunk guns") were not intended for hunting but were instead used in "over-the-log" shooting matches.
#2-Fullstock rifle made by W. H. BROWN, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, 1870's or 1880's. (He worked previously in Perrysville, Indiana)
#3-Another fullstock squirrel rifle by W. H. BROWN.
#4-Fullstock rifle by J. S. DAVIS, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois circa 1859-1861 (Davis is believed to have apprenticed to W. H. Brown)
#5-Halfstock rifle made by J. S. DAVIS PARIS ILLS (Same man...later date. This one dates from about 1880). Paris is in Edgar County...south of Vermilion County.
#6-Halfstock rifle made by DAVIS & HURST PARIS ILLS, 1874-1880.
This was a partnership of J. S. Davis and J. Morgan Hurst.
#7-Fullstock "chunk gun" by M. H. HURST, Paris, Illinois....date unknown.
#8-Halfstock rifle made by N. B. DEVOL, Marshall, Clark County, Illinois. Circa 1852-1862. Devol was a gunsmith, blacksmith and surgeon dentist!
#9-Halfstock rifle by J. W. KELLER, Casey, Clark County, Illinois. Circa 1860-1879.
#10-Fullstock "chunk gun" by B. F. GOTT, Bear Creek Precinct, Gallatin County, Illinois 1840's-1851; Roland, White County, Illinois, 1852-1860; and Carmi, White County, Illinois circa 1870.
#11-Short fullstock squirrel rifle made by H. W. WHITE OLNEY ILLS, 1866-1873.
#12- Halfstock rifle made by H. W. WHITE OLNEY ILLS.
#13-Halfstock rifle by G. KRUG Mt CARMEL ILL 1860-1888
#14- Halfstock "chunk gun" by G. KRUG Mt CARMEL ILL.
edit was to try to get the picture to work