Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 1,750.00 USD
Estimated at 3,500.00 - 6,500.00 USD
KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. 32. NSN. Bbl. 31" full oct. rifled & signed "J. Fordney LANCASTER, PA." The percussion lock is finely engraved & is marked "J Fordney LANCASTER, PA". The stock is nicely checkered at the wrist & has 5 silver inlays. The cheek piece inlay is a silver engraved dog & the silver sideplate is also nicely engraved. The rifle has a 4-1/2" long silver engraved toeplate, a silver engraved trigger guard, a silver engraved ramrod entrance pipe & a 6-1/4" silver engraved saddleplate. In addition, the cap box is also excellently engraved silver. This is an outstanding example of the workmanship of little known gunsmith John J. Fordney who was located at 528 North Duke Street from 1875-1876 (where he was located when this gun was made). He later was listed as a gun & locksmith at 22 West King Street in Lancaster, PA from 1899-1900. CONDITION: the rifle is in extremely excellent condition; however its only flaw being a sm. dent in the stock forward of lock on the right hand side. (01-21206/RG). ANTIQUE. $3,500-6,500.