You get a hint here that the checkering wraps up and around the wrist.
The wrist eschutcheon is real silver, held to the wrist by a screw from underneath.
The figure is quite muted by the Aqua Fortis dark finish. This grand British style of the 1820-60’s was muted, never flamboyant, yet functionally elegant and extremely stout.
The barrel is browned, the rest of the furniture is antique hot rust blued. The almost flat iron buttplate is nearly 2inches wide to reduce felt recoil, the wide butt meaning a cheekpeice is not needed to fit the shooter’s face.
The trigger guard, below, screws into the DST plate, which in turn is bolted to the tang- a very strong set-up.
The black ebony forearm tip is Henry’s style, which matches the Henry percussion lock.