Rifle

Object Number: 
1903.17
Date: 
1780-1800
Medium: 
Wood, iron, silver, gilt
Dimensions: 
Overall: 54 1/2 in. ( 138.4 cm ) Part (barrel ): 38 in. (96.5 cm)
Marks: 
inlaid: breech barrel: "RK" (foliate); and: "H.NOCK/LONDON" inlaid: lockplate: "H./NOCK"
Description: 
Wood, iron, silver, and gilt flintlock rifle; part octagon, part round barrel; wooden ramrod with iron worm at tip; silver oval wedge escutcheons on both sides of forestock and silver nosecap; iron furniture with pineapple trigger guard, floral engraving at tailpipe, trigger guard, and barrel tang, and engraved dog, bird, and floral design on trigger bow and buttplate; inlaid gilt lettering at breech end of barrel and lockplate.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this rifle was owned by Rufus King.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mary Rhinelander King
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group