This is a really nice little Kentucky Rifle from a famous family of makers. It appears to be in the style of the Sheetz family members who were a prominent rifle-making family from Virginia for several generations. This is one of the later guns and somewhat diminutive in size. It is just under 54" long with a 39 1/2" barrel of 32 caliber. It only has a 12" pull from the inside curve of the butt-plate, so I feel like this may have been made on special order for a person of smaller stature or young man. It has very nice curly maple showing an 8" sliver repair on the left side near the muzzle mixed with a little wood putty and a 6 inch sliver repair on the right side, forward of the lock. I can find no breaks or cracks anywhere else in the wood. It appears to have never been cut and with a little bit of tidying up, will be a very presentable and historic old Virginia or Indian Kentucky for up over someone's fireplace.