This is a nicely made rifle I picked up at auction so I don't know it's history
but I'm passing along a good deal. We all know what they say about "if it sounds
too good to be true", well this is the exception.
It appears to have been made in the 1970s with Dixie Gun Works parts. There is no makers name
on the gun. The barrel is
⅞" across the flats and is 42" long
in .50 caliber and I believe it's a Douglas barrel.
There are three wedges holding the barrel but it doesn't have a hook breech. The bore is excellent with good rifling. The
curly maple stock is in good condition with several ivory diamond inlays. The
toe plate is horn. The lock is a Dixie Ashmore which is no longer available but
was one of the best locks they sold at the time. They still carry some of the
parts for this lock. The lock works great and throws a good shower of sparks.
Very little frizzen wear. The double set triggers work when set only. The iron
mounts are typical Tennessee mountain styling and all the metal has a deep rust
took the rifle apart and checked out everything. The ramrod was a little short
so I added an iron tip to both ends to extend it. Very nice rifle for the money.
Overall a nice sound rifle that holds and points well. Should be a good shooter.
At this price it would be a good hunting gun you don't mind dragging through the
Weight is 8 lbs. 14 ozs. Pull is 15".