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This "William Antes" rifle is 56" long, with octagonal barrels 40" in length, and appears to be .50 caliber. It has a flintlock firing mechanism. The walnut stock is carved with scrolls in relief, and the brass patch box is engraved with floral and scroll designs. Carved head-and-shoulder portraits of a person are located near each lock. Antes engraved his signature in script on the plate near the breech and again on the top of one barrel.

Creator: Antes, William, 1735-1810
Date: between 1770 and 1789

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Item Number: 221659
KSHS Identifier: 1917.21.1

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