New English Rifle
style of rifle was developed by J. Henry in 1834. It was a stoutly-stocked,
flintlock, furnished with either an English or American patch-box.
It had a strong, brash scroll trigger guard similar in appearance to
the Hawken trigger guard. In later years it would come to be
called the "Scroll Guard" rifle. It was a popular style
amongst traders and trappers in the late 1830's, and apparently sold
briskly amongst the tribes along the frontier. This rifle had a
barrel length of generally 40-44 inches, and was generally available as 32
or 35 gauge (guage/caliber conversion chart).