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1866 engraved and inlaid rifle with 2x stocks, ser#36783. Does any one recognize this rifle or tell Me anything about it., or about Robert D. Kencaid. Does anyone recognize the engraving, factory or otherwise. I believe the gun came out of Florida about 35-40 years back and has been in the same collection since. Someone a long tome ago put a coat of varnish on it , how do I get that off.20210627_194415.jpgImage Enlarger20210627_194429.jpgImage Enlarger20210627_194436.jpgImage Enlarger20210627_194451.jpgImage Enlarger20210627_194514.jpgImage Enlarger20210627_194524.jpgImage Enlarger20210627_194610.jpgImage Enlarger20210627_194619.jpgImage Enlarger20210627_194648.jpgImage Enlarger20210627_194444-1.jpgImage Enlarger 

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Ummm…WOW! Never seen anything like it, suspect it is not factory engraved but I’m sure the factory engravers would have been impressed. It’s a little late for a Civil War presentation piece and there’s no mention of Kencaid’s rank. I’ll defer to the experts on removing the varnish but I’m pretty sure it can be done safely. Beautiful gun!

 

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Yes , definetly not of Civil War vintage but Mr. Kencaid must have impressed somebody to get such an elaborate gun.

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A letter on this rifle would be interesting. It would indicate the time to search for this man. Don

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  Only the late 1866″s letter. T/R

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Un fortunate  I can’t get a letter on this rifle. I just can’t find a reference or any trace of a Robert D. Kencaid. I did pretty good on the s.r.c. finding Lt. Creasey. I was hoping someone here would have recognized the rifle, or the name ,it would be a difficult one to forget, and could tell Me where it was back in the 50’s -60’s

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Henry Mero said
Un fortunate  I can’t get a letter on this rifle. I just can’t find a reference or any trace of a Robert D. Kencaid. I did pretty good on the s.r.c. finding Lt. Creasey. I was hoping someone here would have recognized the rifle, or the name ,it would be a difficult one to forget, and could tell Me where it was back in the 50’s -60’s  

A Robert Kencaid showed up in a payroll listing of Pennsylvania Volunteers during the War of 1812. Perhaps this would be a good starting point for your research. He may be an ancestor of your Robert…….

 

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