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150111-2
« on: January 11, 2015, 04:32:56 PM »
Made and signed by Samuel Small (1814-1902) Sam was the youngest of several generations of Smalls who worked in Columbiana County Ohio. The Small family was a group of very hard working  gun makers and many examples exist from plain “work guns” to highly embellished top end pieces.  This half stock rifle features a 36” straight barrel of about 32 cal.  The stock is curly maple, all the furniture is brass.  This gun has a large cap box with a small amount of engraving. The gun also has double set triggers and a lock that appears to be a commercial item with stamped engraving.  The lock maker is not readable.  The gun is signed S SMALL in large block letters in the usual position on top of the barrel behind the rear sight.

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In Memory of Lt. Catherine Hauptman Miller 6/1/21 - 10/1/00 & Capt. Raymond A. Miller 12/26/13 - 5/15/03...  They served proudly.