J.P. Beck Copy Longrifle

by Ed Perry

in .40 caliber

 

 

This is an exceptionally well made gun that is a copy of one of the best known rifles by J.P. Beck. 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".

 

 

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