Early Virginia Style Rifle

in .50 caliber


This is an early Virginia rifle I just completed for a customer. Barrel is by Colerain. It is a swamped .50 caliber octagonal and is 44" long. The stock is a nice piece of curly maple that has been aged. The lock is a Davis Early English style. The buttplate, guard and sideplate were cast here in my shop and have been engraved and aged. The wire work is sterling silver. The barrel, lock and small steel parts have been fire blued as was typical for the period. (Browning of the iron parts wasn't popular here in the Colonies until about 1790.) Very slender, well balanced rifle.

Weight is 7 lbs. 6 oz. Length of pull is 13".

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