This is a very nice rifle copied from
an original that came out of Floyd Co., Virginia. The
original dates to about 1820-1830.
The custom barrel on this rifle was
made by Bobby Hoyt and is 44" long. It has a slight swamp
with a ⅞" breech. It has a
touch hole liner installed. The lock is a Chamber's Late
Ketland reshaped to have a rounded rear on the plate. The
wood is a nice piece of walnut. The patchbox was hand made
by Wayne as well as the nose cap and sideplate and the rear
sight. All of the metal has been aged.
This slim little
rifle is new. It balances and points very well. It would
make an excellent squirrel rifle.
You can shoot
readily available #4 buckshot which is .240 diameter but I
prefer #F which is .230 diameter with a .010 thick patch
over 35 grains of FFF powder. The #F shot is available from
Click here. The 8 pound container is about 3600 rounds!
On a side note:
I have a friend who used his .25 caliber rifle on a woods
walk competition shooting clay pigeons. When he was at the
end he was very disappointed as he didn't think he did well,
didn't break a single one. When the judge checked, there was
a neat little ¼" hole in the center of each pigeon. That
small mass traveling faster than a .22 rimfire bullet didn't
create enough shock to break the clay pigeon. Won't ruin as
much of that squirrel meat either as that .22 rimfire you've
Weight is 7 lbs 2 ozs. Pull is 14½".