STYLE: This rifle is one of three existing rifles made by Henry Bruner III. The flowing incised c-scroll carving (similar to MESDA Acc. No. 2422), and the use of an incised molding which follows the bottom of the stock and terminates forward of the trigger guard. Other standard details of the region include the forestock molding and the use of false wedge-heads die-struck into the forestock inlays.
MAKER: Henry Bruner III (1789-1819) was a third-generation gunsmith in Piedmont North Carolina. Both his father, Henry Bruner (d. 1803), and his grandfather, Henry Bruner (1719-1769), had been early gunsmiths in the Yadkin River Valley.