"Jaeger Rifles" is another term for the early German Hunting Rifles that are widely recognized as the predecessors to the American "Kentucky Rifle". They were short and accurate and allowed for quick reloading and easy carrying. They worked well against big game in densely forested Bavarian mountains. This is a fine example of the workmanship that went into one of these beautiful guns. The wood carving is exquisite. The gun is 47" overall with a 31 & 1/2" rifle barrel of .50 caliber with a lock converted to cap & ball from flintlock. A very fine gun moderately priced.