Lehigh/Allentown Rifle

by D. Furth in .50 caliber


This is a nice early style rifle by Dan Furth. The stock profile is styled after rifles from the Lehigh Valley/ Allentown, PA area but the brass parts are more Lancaster area. This rifle would fit in well as a typical early frontier gun that might have been used anywhere from Pennsylvania to North Carolina from 1760 to 1780.

It is stocked in a nice piece of walnut with a well done sliding wood patchbox and brass mounts. The fit of the metal to wood is extremely well done. The raised carving around the lock and barrel tang is clean and well executed. The lock is a Chamber's Virginia round faced style with almost no wear to the frizzen face. The barrel is 41" long swamped 1" at the breech which makes it balance nicely just behind the rear thimble. It has a vent liner installed. I haven't pulled the barrel to see who made it but it looks like a Rice barrel. All of the metal parts have been aged slightly.

This rifle is in like new condition inside and out.

Very well balanced and points extremely well.

Weight is 8 lbs. 3 ozs.  Length of pull is 13".



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