Kentucky Long Rifles like this are seldom seen for sale anymore. This fine gun is untouched, right out-of-the-woods and it's enormous. It sports an octagon to round barrel measuring a full 52" of 56 caliber rifled bore and is a whopping 67" over-all. This is exactly how one would hope to find a Kentucky rifle, showing no evidence that it ever did anything after its period of use other than hang above someone's fireplace or sit in an attic waiting for someone to come love it. The metal parts are attached to an impressive piece of curly maple which shows some tasteful carving of c-scroll patterns behind the cheek-piece. Checkerboarding at the intersection of the scrolls shows little wear and there's a nice little half-moon inlay on the cheek. The side-plates show nice form as does the patch-box which shows sparse engraving. The gun has been converted to cap & ball and this gun would look awesome if converted to flintlock. There is a wonderful wire repair to the wrist that I would definitely leave alone as it does nothing but add character and story-telling to the gun. This is a beauty with great potential.