This is a very nice rifle made by Joshua Yous and inlaid in silver behind the rear site with "J. YOUS". At first glance, I thought this to be a rifle made by J. H. Johnston of Waynesboro. Pa. but the silver plaque threw that out the window. It has all the characteristics of a Johnston. I have owned 4 Johnstons and sold about the best one that a collector could hope to find, but this guns has much more going for it, having a large amount of embellishment in coin silver inlays and mounted in German Silver. Yous worked in Greencastle, Pa. which is just west over the mountain from Waynesboro, so I wouldn't doubt he had a strong relationship to Johnston and/or his work. The mountings give the gun a very striking appearance. It is indeed a great looking gun and would be priced higher if not for the need of a few wood repairs. Yous was born in 1827 and died in 1905. He was known as a man of great mechanical genius and the inventor of several small articles. Yous is first listed in the tax assessments of Antrim Township, Franklin County the year of 1850 as a laborer. The first year he was listed as a gunsmith is 1854.