English style rifle was built by
Larry Fischer of N.C. I think he did an exceptional job
on this one for his first gun.
The gun is
stocked on a nice piece of English walnut that has a
hand rubbed oil finish. It does have a very small
replaced piece of wood on the left side of the tang
where a chip came out during inletting. Well done and
blends in fine. The barrel is by Rice and is a swamped
31" long in .58 caliber. The lock is a Chamber's English
style. The mounts are all steel except for a nice
sterling wrist inlay. The fit of metal to wood is very
well done except for the sideplate which has small gaps
around it. Looks like he got in a hurry and over inlet
the edges. The decorative carving is well done and
crisp. The front sight blade is silver and neatly inlet
into the barrel, no dovetail. Larry has used this rifle
to hunt with but it is in excellent condition with a
like new bore.
Overall it is an
excellent rifle and would be a fine hunting rifle being
under 7 pounds in weight. It is crying out to be
engraved though. Engraved as it should be would really
complete this rifle. $800 worth of engraving would make
this a $6000 rifle.
Weight 6 lbs. 13
ozs. Pull is 13¾".