Jacob Stoudenour percussion conversion rifle

The photos below show an unmarked flintlock rifle by Jacob Stoudenour that has been converted to percussion. The inlays in the teardrop regions behind the lock panel are missing. There are several indications that this unmarked rifle was made by Jacob Stoudenour, but perhaps the most definitive is the carving at the front of the cheek piece. The cross-hatching in front of the lock panel is also a motif that Jacob Stoudenour used. The carving behind the cheek piece is similar to that found on other Stoudenour rifles. The points on the top and bottom of the patchbox are something that both Stoudenour and Mills used. The correspondent who examined this rifle reports that the barrel has been shortened. For biographical information on Jacob Stoudenour, click here.

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