Christian Arney

School: Mecklenburg (North Carolina/NC)
Christian Arney (1795-1840) of Lincoln County, NC. There is an alternate spelling on signed guns of Christian Earney. A longrifle of note by Arney has “CA” engraved in script as does other Mecklenburg rifles. This rifle has the typical features associated with the Mecklenburg School: faceted lockplate, forestock molding terminating in a small volute and an incised comb line. Ivey Collection. There are other rifles and pistols by the same hand signed known.
Source: Ivey, William. North Carolina Schools of Longrifles 1765-1865. Thomasville, NC: Published by the Author, 2010. Print.