Hello, Muzzle Loaders. I found this forum while trying to get more info on my latest purchase. It’s so new to me that I haven’t even picked the rifle up from the auction house. I am brand new to BP so please bear with me. Here is the info provided by the auctioneer: Manufacturer Unknown Full stock Kentucky rifle 1840s Heavy Barrel .38 caliber “RB” on lock plate Nose cap appears to be non-original Estimated value $300-$500 Any idea on where I can get more info on this gun? I know it’s not the prettiest thing out there, but I like to imagine it had a small role in the Civil War. Lastly, is a gun like this safe to shoot today? Thank you all very much.