a custom made gun by Ken Moors of North Carolina. I have sold a number of
Ken's guns and they don't last long. He does very fine work
for the money. His carving and engraving is excellent. The
wood to metal fit is tight.
This one is another popular
style by Ken. It is in the style of Christian Oerter who
worked in the Bethlehem area of Penn.
It has a 37" swamped Colerain barrel in
.58 caliber. The touch
hole does not have a liner as Ken has a coning tool that
reaches into the breech to cone the hole from the inside.
This method is very correct for the period and we did the
same at Colonial Williamsburg. Liners were used to repair
the touch hole after it had burned out too large. The lock is a Chamber's Gunmaker's large Siler style that started as a blank plate
and Ken custom shaped. The
stock is a nice piece of curly maple with figure from front
to back. The hardware is brass that has been aged. Steel
parts have been aged as well. The pictures will tell you
The beautiful gun is new. It balances and holds
Weight is 7 lbs. 13 oz. Pull is 13¾".