This is a fine condition Flintlock Kentucky Rifle with raised-carved stock attributed to John Orwin, Carlisle, Pa. This gun has a 50 caliber, 42 7/8-inch unmarked octagonal barrel with dovetailed sights. Unmarked flintlock mechanism. Relief-carved tiger maple stock with oval Coin silver thumb-piece and border engraved barrel keys. Brass furniture with scroll-engraved Lancaster style daisy-head patchbox. Rear of cheek-piece with raised-carved flourishes of c-scrolls and florals with similar treatments to each side of the wrist and barrel tang. Cheek-piece with silver quarter moon inlay [see Behold the Long Rifle by James Whisker, page 149]. John Orwin is listed in the Carlisle, Pa. tax list of 1793-1800 [see The Pennsylvania/Kentucky Rifle by Henry J. Kaufman]. This is an early, raised-carved Kentucky Rifle from the "Golden Age" that appears to be untouched save for an excellent re-conversion of its original lock and a coat of polish wax on the wood. It is in fine to very fine condition with untouched dark brown patina on its iron parts and a stock of richly aged patina scattered with minor blemishes. Action very good. A beautiful Kentucky Rifle from the "Golden Age".