This is a very nicely made cased rifle/shotgun by
Curtis Allinson of Eldon, MO. Cased sets like this can usually only
be purchased by custom order and waiting several years to acquire.
The rifle is copied from an original by Samuel Henry Staudenmeyer, No 35 Cock Spur Street, Charing Cross,
London. Pictures of the original are available from the builder for
whoever buys this set.
This set has two custom made interchangeable
barrels by Ed Rayl, one in .62 rifled with a swamped profile and a
oct-rd one in 12 gauge. Both barrels are faux damascus finished and
have gold touch hole liners and gold bands at the breeches. They
have patent style breeched that are deeply blued. The ramrods for
each have horn tips. The lock is a Chambers late Ketland that has
been modified with a sliding safety behind the cock. The stock is a beautiful piece of curly English
walnut with a checkered wrist, silver key plates and a horn nosecap.
The steel mounts are beautifully engraved copying the original and sport a deep blue
finish. The trigger guard is hand forged to the original pattern. Accessories included are a 3 piece cleaning rod with brushes, mops and jag, powder flask, screwdriver, shot/powder measure
for the shotgun barrel and a brass wedge drift for removing the
barrel. All of this is contained in a hand made oak case lined with
green baize with brass hardware.
New made cased sets like this are very rare
today due to the amount of work necessary. The case alone can take
as much time as the gun. Original sets can be found but will command
very high prices. Expect to pay 2-3 times the price of this set.
This gun and case is very heavy. Shipping will
be expensive. It would be best if it is picked up in person.
Weight is 7 lbs. 3 ozs. with the rifled barrel. Pull is 14½"