Heart Shaped Inlay Question

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Cpt Flint

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Does anyone know the significance of the ‘Bleeding Heart’ inlay that we see on so many original Longrifles?
 

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There's some info here:
 

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Thanks for the link. I reread the article by Ackerman in the Gun Digest Treasury Number 7. The bleeding heart inlay that I asked about represents The Fifth Wound Of Christ. I say this after researching religious symbols and making that connection to my satisfaction.
 
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