A brand new never fired Virginia-North Carolina infuenced 58 caliber smoothbore “Black Rifle’ with dark-stained smooth-grained cherry stock and all iron mounts, including iron patchbox cover, finished dark in the old style for hard use in the deep woods. Barrel is a 44” swamped Colerain in 58 smoothbore for patched round ball. It sports low rifle sights, lock is a Chambers English Trade lock, the touch-hole is a stainless insert and is properly SunSetted for fastest ignition.. Like all Chamber’s locks, this one is a fine sparker. If your persona is a southern deep woods hunter, this is the gun for you.
This ‘smooth rifle’ should be a real killer in the woods with either ball or shot. Showing a lot of mixed early German and a few English features, note the very German features in the carving to the rear of the cheek-piece, It could have been used by the Militia at Cowpens. Tarleton’s English are still running.
Several pictures of this gun can be found in several longrifle picture books. It’s quite a famous piece. The best are on p.83 of ‘Rifles of Virginia’, by Whisker