Stacey and Angel, Knoxville, Tennessee percussion long rifle, .40 caliber. Top of barrel marked "STACEY & ANGEL, KNOXVILLE, TENN.". Walnut half stock, octagon barrel, iron mounts, double set triggers with brass trigger guard with spur, brass fimbles and butt plate, blade front, rear sight, ramrod. Barrel length – 42 1/2". Overall length – 59" L. Circa 1870. Note: Stacey and Angel are listed as gun manufacturers and dealers in Knox County, TN, circa 1870-1871, in A Preliminary Survey of Historic Period Gunmaking in Tennessee, Tennessee Department of Conservation Division of Archaeology Report of Investigations, No. 8, 1991. (see: https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/environment/archaeology/documents/reportofinvestigations/arch_ROI_8_Gunmaking.pdf CONDITION: 6 1/2" x 1 1/2" area of restoration/repair to right side of lock plate. Bore is dirty, some evidence of rifling to bore. Natural wood age cracks, areas of loss, largest 6 1/2", to stocks. Pitting, rust to iron mounts. Hammer holds at full cock.
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