This original York County rifle was made by George Schreyer. This "Smooth Rifle" style was extremely popular in the 18th Century and this rifle is an excellent example of a common mans gun. Stocked in the style and form of the finest rifles of the period but fit with an octagon to round smoothbore barrel for absolute versatility in shooting. This example is stacked with Schreyers "signature characteristics" from butt to muzzle and is stocked in a very pleasing piece of Curly Maple. The barrel measures 45 inches long is file decorated and retains it s original hand made sights. Schreyers signature carving motifs are also displayed on this piece. This is a very nice gun out of a local York collection and would make an excellent addition to any ones collection of American Decorative Arts. Schreyer remains one of Colonial Americas most celebrated Gunsmiths with a working time period beginning around 1761 and ending around 1816.