.70 caliber, 43.75" round barrel with proof marks. Lock converted from flint. Three-band walnut stock with cut-out cheek rest. Has hand-carved initials "WTC" and "JR." Undocumented oral tradition identifies the latter as James Russell, a Confederate soldier in the Army of Tennessee. Complete with period leather sling.
Barrel and lock with mottled brown age patina, light pitting around the nipple. Wood dark retaining crisp edges; some wood loss around the tang.