Trade Rifle

circa 1790-1820

This gun is styled after the Indian Trade Rifles of the late 18th and early 19th century that were coming out of the Lancaster, PA. area. The rifle is finished with a slightly aged finish unless otherwise requested. All steel parts are fire blued. This is a very basic, well styled rifle perfect for hunting or rendezvous. I have found that a 38" barrel gives the best balance and is easy to handle in the woods. 



 Features include: 


                Brass or iron hardware (buttplate, trigger guard, sideplate and thimbles)

                                                   *Add $50 for nosecap * Add $35 for a toeplate * Add $80 for double set triggers*

                Siler lock (flint or percussion)

               Grade 4 curly maple stock (fancy wood and walnut available at extra cost)

               Right hand style only

               Length of pull is about 13"

              Barrels are straight 7/8" by 38" long (Swamped 'A' or 'B' weight your choice of 38" or 42" long barrel in .40, .45 or .50 add $150)

              Your choice of .40, .45 or .50 caliber



with straight barrel



with swamped barrel



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Call or email me to discuss building one for you.