Frank Bartlett, Gallatin, Tennessee. Superb .54 cal. custom made contemporary  filntlock Kentucky rifle made in 1989 - $8500

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Frank Bartlett, Gallatin, Tennessee. Superb .54 cal. custom made contemporary  filntlock Kentucky rifle made in 1989.  Weight: 7 lbs. LOP 14 1/4" to front trigger. Beautifully swamped 36" octagon barrel with mint bore and nice dark brown finish is engraved in script on the top flat, "F. Bartlett 1989".  Fine Siler lock and double set triggers. Highly figured curley maple full stock with brass mounts and wooden sliding patch box cover  is elaborately incise and relief carved and elaborately decorated with brass, silver, and silver wire inlays. Double set triggers. Overall an absolutely stunning rifle by a well known maker and remaining in virtually mint condition throughout.