Signed "J Workman" Hamburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania ca 1825
J Workman is a rare maker whose workmanship is excellent. His style is reminiscent of areas closer to the Susquehanna river especially the use of the fish inlay. I could find very little information on J Workman.
Remaining in excellent condition it has a minor wood repair beside the trigger guard and in front of the lock. The curly maple is excellent and the surface is original. The lock has been expertly reconverted to flintlock. The rifled .45 cal. barrel is 41 inches long which is the orignal length.
Photo credit Mark Elliott