Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Mid-19th century, likely midwestern, 33 in. octagonal barrel with approximately 10.5mm bore, maker's engraved signature on top flat, walnut stock with german silver inlays, brass butt plate and engraved trigger guard, double-set triggers, lockplate stamped T. NEAVE & SON / CINCINNATI, wooden ramrod.
49 in. LOAFrom the Collection of Colonel and Mrs. Gordon Roberts, Fayetteville, North Carolina
A 2006 post on muzzleloadingforum.com states that Zink rifles have been attributed to Indiana.
Hammer will not stay cocked; light oxidation and underlying patina to ferrous metal elements; toned brass with a few spots of green verdigris; condition of bore unknown.