This is a fully iron mounted longrifle of the late flint period. Is is a left hand version of Gun #5, and has features found on Virginia longrifles from Rockbridge County into Southwest Virginia and Eastern Tennessee, but is of a style mostly of my own creation. It has a hand forged butt piece and guard made of recycled wrought iron, and the guard was completely forge welded. All the other mounts are hand made from steel sheet. The stock is entirely scraped and burnished and the rifle is generally finished in a workman like manner. The stock is stained with aqua fortis and finished in oil. The stock and metal parts have been lightly aged. I have fitted the hickory ramrod with a plain sheet steel ferrule on the breech end that accepts a hand turned wiper made for the rifle.
The technical details:
|Stock:||Hand picked Dunlap #4 Soft (Red) Maple. Please note that a piece of wood like this would normally cost at least $500 these days. I got it for $80 because I drove 2 hours one way and spent an hour picking through an entire stack of wood|
|Lock:||Significantly reworked L&R Durrs Egg flintlock|
|Barrel:||Rice 42″, 45 caliber, Southern Classic with a Chambers White Lightning liner|
|Trigger:||Modified Davis double set triggers|
|Mounts:||Hand forged wrought iron and steel sheet|