Shooter93, I had a signed/initialed (S. L.-C.) Samuel Lafayette-Click (his last name was hyphenated, I'm pretty sure) rifle which I sold through TOTW, approximately 2001/2002. Picked it up while traveling in TN, late-ish 70's, Johnson City area. Found and purchased by just asking a store owner about old rifles. Details as I recall:
1.) Ash stock, no cheek piece and pretty well balanced for off-hand shooting.
2.).440 rifled, (can't remember exact length-maybe 39 or 40 inches.) Barrel was commercially made- underside of barrel, in the stock, showed evidence of grinding, sharp profile and edges and had a company stamping just forward of the breech. All exposed edges were rounded and uniform brownish-grey in color.
3.) Half stocked with poured pewter forend piece, oval coin silver (?) escutcheons with round steel pin to hold barrel, brass triggerguard, brass curved butt plate.
4.) Solid rib sweated to bottom of octagonal barrel with two (2) brass ramrod pipes sweated on to the rib.
5.) Back-action Golcher lock, with hunting scene, held to stock by one (1) lock bolt and simple brass washer with a small 'tit' or extension detail (square-ish maybe,) to secure it in place. No side panel, stock profile was just smooth and had a round contour, opposite the lock.
6.) Straight octagonal barrel, breeched with long-ish pointed tang with one (1) bolt through trigger plate and one (1) wood screw at the rear.
6.) Low brass front sight and low iron rear.
7.) Single set trigger. (functioned only when set)
8.) Upper case initials S. L.-C. were large and deeply chiseled, into the top flat, between the breech and the rear sight.
As related, the rifle had been in use into 1970's when owner passed-on. Had obviously been well used, reasonably cared for and had been repaired rather than discarded for parts. Tang was broken at rear screw hole (very thin/drawn out,) but had been repaired (with plate underneath, across break and re-drilled, as I recall) and stock showed evidence of a repaired (glued) partial crack, with the grain, through the lock escutcheon, but was tight. I have never seen or come across another barrel with those initials.
A few stories are found about Samuel Lafayette-Click in Foxfire 5. Maybe TOTW, has some photos in their archives of this piece. TOTW didn't show much interest in the piece. If they do have it archived, it should be reflected under my last name, first name Gaylord, in their account records.