Barn guns or Schimmel guns as they were often
called in Pennsylvania, were the work horse of many farms. They were
basically a very plain and cheap gun left where the farmer could have
access to it quickly when pests were seen in the fields or the
smokehouse needed refilling. They were
usually made without a buttplate, entry ramrod pipe or sideplate and
just a sheet metal trigger guard.
These can be made in any caliber
and barrel length the owner wishes. They can be made in flint or
percussion. A mid grade maple stock is standard but higher grades of
maple, cherry, walnut or ash are available in any degree of figure
desired at extra cost. Mounts can be of iron or brass.
Base price is with
mid grade curly maple
stock, in flint or percussion, commercial iron or brass mounts
(trigger guard and 2 forward thimbles, no
buttplate, no sideplate and no entry thimble.)
Extras could include a full
sideplate, inlays, double set triggers or fancy wood.
a 38", 42" or 44" swamped barrel in choice of .40, .45, .50 or
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