.54 caliber, 57 1/2 inches overall with 40 3/4 inch barrel, excellent bright bore, original open sights, lock is mechanically tight but needs adjustment to hold hammer on full cock, brass butt plate-toe plate-side plate-trigger guard and ram rod thimbles display a very dark untouched patina as does the pewter fore end cap, hickory ram rod is original to the rifle, tiger stripe maple stock has very dark untouched patina, small crack under the lock plate and desication crack at toe. Wonderful example of a western rifle that was used but never abused or mishandled.
Hubbard Hume is listed in Sellers as working in Plattsville, OH 1848 to 1855. Plattsville is north of Cincinnati, an area where numerous gunsmiths produced guns for the western trade. They made use of the steamboat shipping opportunities from Cincinnati to St Louis and points west. Lock is marked Yardley Sowers & Co.