US Model 1817 Starr Common Rifle (1840 Contract arms ) Flintlock converted to Percussion. 54 cal smoothore, Mech VG, Wood VG plus with cartouche, Has a 36” Rd barrel with original sights, barrel bands, ramrod and excellent markings. The breech is marked US JCB and a P in a circle. Also has a 1841 date stamped on the tang. The Lockplate is marked N Starr & son in a circle ahead of the hammer and Midd Conn 1841 to the rear of the hammer. Metal overall has an aged grey finish with some fine
pitting in areas. Has the original oval patchbox and iron buttplate.