Full stock long rifle, .40 caliber. Barrel marked “Solomon Reed” in script lettering. Foliate engraving on lock plate. Walnut stocks, metal frame with iron mounts, octagonal barrel, cigar patch box, wooden ram rod. Standard sights. Barrel length – 45″. Overall length – 60″. Provenance: Private Knox County, TN collection. Note: Solomon Reed was born in 1791 and served as a Private in East Tennessee Volunteers in the War of 1812. In the 1820 census he was in Greene County, Tennessee, producing 20 guns at $20, 40 barrels at $10, using a hand-powered mill (Information according to “Notes on Southern Long Rifles” by Jerry Noble). CONDITION: Lock is converted to percussion. Stock is refinished. 2 3/4″ hairline right side of forestock and old slender patch, various storage dings and surface abrasions. Minor oxidation to barrel and lock plate. Few nails on forestock not flush or missing. Action is good. Bore is dark.
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