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
Weight is 8 lbs.
3 ozs. Length of pull is 13½".