Custom Engraved Roy Carter .45 Cal Kentucky Percussion Long Rifle

SOLD FOR: $1,901.99

WOA#: WY240310TW001

Make: Roy Carter

Model: Kentucky

Serial Number: NSNV

Year of Manufacture: Modern Contemporary

Caliber: .45 Cal Black Powder Only

Action Type: Percussion Muzzleloader.

Markings: The entire gun has engraving and inlays. There is an american eagle on the cheek piece.

Barrel Length: 42.5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a long brass blade dovetailed into the barrel. The rear sight is a dovetailed buckhorn.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a single piece full length hardwood with a brass endcap, brass loops for a ramrod, a straight grip, tapered straight comb, with a crescent brass buttplate w/ a patch box. There are faint scratches throughout. There are no chips or cracks. The stock has a prick/holder. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in at about Excellent  overall condition.

Type of Finish: Browned.

Finish Originality: Original.

Bore Condition: The bore is bright with very strong rifling. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates at a 9.5/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is some faint finish loss on the leading edges. The markings are clear. The screw heads are sharp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment: The Kentucky percussion rifle, also known as the Kentucky long rifle or Kentucky rifle, is an iconic American firearm that played a significant role in the history of the United States. It was developed in the late 18th century and gained widespread popularity during the early days of American expansion. The Kentucky rifle was widely used by American frontiersmen, hunters, and militia members during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It gained a reputation for its accuracy and range, making it a favorite among marksmen and explorers on the American frontier. During the American Revolutionary War, the Kentucky rifle played a significant role in the hands of American sharpshooters, who used it to deadly effect against British troops. It continued to see use in subsequent conflicts, including the War of 1812 and the American Civil War.

This particular rifle is a fine recreation made by Roy Carter. The gun has beautiful engravings throughout with nice brass, silver, and ivory inlay. The attention to detail is fantastic, making the rifle stand out compared to other Kentucky style rifles. Please see the photos for more information, and good luck on your bid! -R.E.

Custom Engraved Roy Carter .45 Cal Kentucky Percussion Long Rifle
Custom Engraved Roy Carter .45 Cal Kentucky Percussion Long Rifle