Antique D.G. DEWITT Half Stock .40 Caliber American LONG RIFLE Madison, NY
BACK ACTION Long Rifle w/ASHMORE LOCK
Here we present an antique D.G. Dewitt Half Stock Percussion Long Rifle, made in the mid-19th Century in Madison, New York. Dewitt was a gunmaker known for these types of rifles working out of Elmira, New York. Madison is roughly 100 miles from Elmira, which leads me to believe it is possibly the same individual. Its stout octagonal barrel is in .40 caliber, large enough to take small to medium sized game or to defend the homestead against unwanted aggression. Rifle manufacture in the mid-to-late 19th Century was rapidly changing over from thousands of craftsmen all over the United States and on the Frontier making and selling their wares, to the large factories with standardized assembly lines and modern manufacturing techniques. Many makers’ names of the so-called Kentucky long rifles have been lost over time.
The overall condition is good. The action is excellent. The bore is in good condition with strong rifling. The stock is smooth and solid.
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Barrel is 33-3/4 inches.
Caliber: .40 Percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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