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13K Kentucky Long Rifle. Circa late 1940's. Richard Hicks (Dick.) .45 Caliber. BILL LARGE BARREL. 1 - 48 twist. Grooved .008 deep. Match Barrel. 40.5 in. length. Total Long Rifle length...54.5 in. Coontail maple. Hand grained, carved, oil rubbed. Silver inlay. Brass inlay & fittings. Original and rare Lock. Set trigger. Adjustable. Also included, brass mounts and a copper Telescopic Sight. Circa late 1940's. Number 46 out of 75 long rifles made, however #1 with this design and lock...including the exceedingly rare Bill Large Barrel. Ojo Del Toro..."Eye of the Bull." No. 46 Dick Hicks was a decorated Marine (WWII) who the left the East Coast in the late 40's do to health problems. He set up his smithing shop in Albuquerque New Mexico. He grew up working with a master gunsmith in Pennsylvania who specialized in Kentucky Long Rifles. He knew Bill Large personally and often traded with him. Using old world gun smithing knowledge, Richard produced exceedingly fine rifles known for their extreme accuracy and durability. My father was a game warden in New Mexico for years and hailed from Belen New Mexico. He befriended Dick Hicks shortly after WWII. My father was also a Master Sargent in the U.S. Army Air Corps. B-25. They had a long friendship and often hunted together. This fine flintlock was custom made for my father. It is the first time it has been seen in the public forum. Time to pass the torch to a person that will appreciate this highly accurate and fine black powder rifle. Round ball and mattress ticking...a little crisco and consistenly group like NO other at 50 yards. NO low ballers. This piece of American History is not up for trade or haggling on price. Persons seeking fine Kentucky Rifles only. One of a kind in the world. PLEASE TEXT FIRST. Indicate which firearm...I have several listed. I will need your complete name and contact information before showing this rare firearm. CASH ONLY. You will be given a complete Bill of Sale and record of Provenance will be given. 208 286-67fivezero 18+ Only. Warning: Armed Security. 24/7 NON DEALER. PRIVATE SALE.