An American Plains Percussion Long Rifle.
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49” overall, 33” heavy octagonal .376 calibre barrel, stamped ‘I. Sheets OHIO’ on the top flat, windage adjustable fore sight, standing rear sight. Back action lock stamped ‘I. SHEETS OHIO’, dolphin hammer. Walnut half stock with brass scroll trigger guard, fancy patch box and curved butt plate, German Silver fore end, barrel retained by laced raw hide band, later ramrod.
In quite good condition for a possibly Indian owned gun.
Sheets/Sheetz family of gunsmiths from West Virginia and then Englewood Ohio.