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Offline tljack

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My birthday present
« on: June 11, 2019, 03:05:02 PM »
Attached are some pictures of the new to me Kentucky half stock rifle I got for my birthday. It was made between 1835 and 1844 by Levi Biddle. It is a 32 caliber squirrel gun. The gun is in great condition with 13 engraved silver inlays. Note the brass pieces to protect the wood around the nipple. A black powder gunsmith has told me he would have no issues with shooting it as it is in very good condition!


I must apologize in advance for the quality of my pictures. I do not have the artistic eye some of you do in posting such fantastic photos of your arms. :)

I feel very blessed to own this fine firearm.
« Last Edit: June 11, 2019, 03:09:18 PM by tljack »
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Re: My birthday present
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 03:47:14 PM »
Wow! That is beautiful!

Happy birthday to you!
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Re: My birthday present
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2019, 05:04:05 PM »
Great Birthday present.

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Re: My birthday present
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 08:05:58 AM »
Very nice, you must have been a good boy! That is probably the fanciest "wear plate" I have seen.

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Re: My birthday present
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2019, 09:42:57 AM »
Hi tljack, that is one beautiful rifle!!!

Congratulations and Happy Birthday.

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Re: My birthday present
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2019, 11:57:45 AM »
Thank you for all of the wonderful compliments! I am a very blessed man for sure!
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Re: My birthday present
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2019, 05:59:39 AM »
That is gorgeous, Terry! L@.
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