.52 caliber, 34" heavy octagonal barrel with circular muzzle. The barrel is marked F.R. Hamilton Bloomington, Indiana . The barrel features an inlaid German silver band at the breech, and an inlaid copper circle on the face of the muzzle. The maple half-stock features several German silver inlays, including a diamond and five-pointed stars on the right side of the butt, and ivy vines with an eagle and shield silhouette on the left side. The rifle also features German silver ferrules, escutcheons, trigger guard with finger spur, patchbox, crescent buttplate and other inlays. The rifle also has a pewter fore end cap and a hickory ramrod.
The barrel has a brownish plum patina. There is a very small amount of separation at the breech. The lock and hammer have a dark brown and grey mottled patina. The stock has some small hairline age crack in the butt and another on the right side above the escutcheon. There is an old repair on the left side of the stock where the breech of the barrel meets the upper tang. One of the ferrules is missing. The bore needs to be cleaned, but is in good condition. The mechanics are very good.