This rifle is a very close copy of the Melchoir Fordney rifle shown on page 41 of Kindig’s book, Thoughts on the Kentucky Rifle in its Golden Age. I examined the original rifle and sketched the details, so this is a very close copy. The rifle has a 44” Colerain barrel, a Jim Chambers late Ketland lock and Davis double set triggers. The metal work has been aged to reflect the look of a well cared for antique. The brass has been antiqued. The stock is finished dark to reflect the look of the original rifle. All engraving and carving is in the style of the original.