This is an absolutely attic-mint Rifle with early, rare 40" barrel. It is untouched, right out of the woods from a family in Northern Georgie who had Kentucky lineage but did not know the identity of the name carved into the stock. The only C.H. Ash in service North or South in 1863 was Charles H. Ash of the Lexington Rifles who later became part of the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry. The Rifle shows very strong markings, edges and action with some original color on the barrel. The wood is also near excellent and the protected areas of the gun show old, built-up dirt, dust, dried out grease and spider webbing.