This is an exceptionally well made gun that is actually a blend of two schools.
The styling and the hardware is from the York, PA style while the carving of the
rampant lion and the double headed eagle inlay are indicative of the Moravian
school from the Bethlehem, PA area. Makes a nice blend of the best of both
The quality of work in a gun like this
one is generally not fully appreciated by someone who has not tried to build one
of these guns. Ed's many years of building shows in his wood to metal fitting,
classic styling and attention to details.
The rifle is very well done stocked on a piece of curly maple stain lightly to
bring out the figure. The raised and incised carving is well done and crisp. The
barrel is a 42" long swamped Rice in .40 caliber. The lock is a Chambers Golden
Age style and is nicely engraved. The mounts are brass. The patchbox has a
previous owner's initials on it.
The rifle is lightly used and is in like new condition.
Overall a beautiful rifle that holds and points very well. Should be a good shooter.
This is an exceptionally fine gun for the price.
Weight is 8 lbs. 3 ozs. Pull is 14".