Re: Kentucky Long Rifle Info on Name, Age, & Value
Name, age and value?, I'm sorry, I don't think there's enough left of the gun to make any type of identification as to maker. Age can be guessed as to an era. It is cap lock or percussion so that dates it after the 1800s, from the style,perhaps the 1830's. Many guns at that time were almost like a " Kit Gun " Elmer the local black smith and gun maker would forge a barrel, order a good English lock , and very possible the rest of the fittings, and if he was a good craftsman he would carve the stock or have one of the locals do it. There were dedicated gun makers at the time but their works are well documented. Your only hope is to go over the rifle with a ten power glass and see if there any markings at all. No legible markings, then no identification. Value, well it's old, but old does not always mean gold, It is in very bad shape, in fact it is more of a relic than a rifle. Some one might give a couple of hundred for it just to hang over the fireplace and lie about their great grand daddy using it to fight the Injuns. Best I can do, anyone else want to add or delete info?
Last edited by RJay; 10-09-2010 at 11:47 PM..