This Berks Co. rifle is pictured in Dillin's book has been converted to percussion. At some point is was reconverted backto flint. The English Ketland plate is original to the gun, however the new pan is a completely different design than a traditional English pan. The frizzen and frizzen spring are also not correct for this style lock. The cock is an antique English design but the throw is to short for this plate, hence the lock is not functional.
The "restored" version (by John Ennis) now has all the correct components and functions perfectly.
Copy and photos by Robert Weil.