Portuguese Lazaro Lazarino flintlock long rifle, .62 caliber. Barrel marked "Lazaro Lazarino Legitimo De Braga" with Spanish proof marks, including an Eibar house mark. Carved walnut stocks embellished with brass metal tacks, octagonal barrel and fore stock wrapped with brass metal. Iron frame, brass trigger guard and butt plate, ramrod, front sight. Barrel length – 41". Overall length – 56". Provenance: The Estate of Charles Boyd Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN. Both items descended in the family of Annette Maria Dearborn Boyd, daughter of Greenleaf Dearborn (1786-1846) and great granddaughter of Henry Dearborn (1751-1829) on the side of her mother, Pamela Augusta Gilman (1802-1880). Annette was married to Charles Harrod Boyd and had four children, including Julia Wingate Boyd (wife of Lewis M. Coleman, Jr.). Lewis M. Coleman, Jr. was the son of CSA Lt. Colonel Lewis M. Coleman and Mary Ambler Marshall, granddaughter of John Marshall (1755-1835), fourth Chief Justice of the United States, a friend, attorney and biographer of George Washington. CONDITION: Rust, pitting to barrel. Areas of oxidation to iron frame and tacks. Bore is dark.
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