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Title: My birthday present
Post by: tljack 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.
Title: Re: My birthday present
Post by: ShotgunDave on June 11, 2019, 03:47:14 PM
Wow! That is beautiful!

Happy birthday to you!
Title: Re: My birthday present
Post by: mike116 on June 11, 2019, 05:04:05 PM
Great Birthday present.
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Post by: mazo kid 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.
Title: Re: My birthday present
Post by: ssb73q on June 12, 2019, 09:42:57 AM
Hi tljack, that is one beautiful rifle!!!

Congratulations and Happy Birthday.

Regards,
Richard
Title: Re: My birthday present
Post by: tljack 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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Post by: Captainkirk on June 13, 2019, 05:59:39 AM
That is gorgeous, Terry! L@.
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Post by: LonesomePigeon on October 20, 2019, 03:09:14 PM
I am late to the party but that is a really nice rifle and thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: My birthday present
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on October 22, 2019, 04:33:21 AM
That's a nice one!