Schimmel (Barn) Rifle

by Shane Emig in .45 

 

 

This is a beautiful well made custom rifle by Shane Emig of Cabin Creek Muzzle Loading. Schimmel is a Germanic word that in rural Pennsylvania came to mean grey or plain. These guns were also referred to as Barn guns. Basically a cheap gun to use for hunting or pest control around the farm. They typically have no buttplate, no entry thimble and often just a simple sheet iron trigger guard.

 

The stock is a very nice piece of curly maple with a satin hand-rubbed finish. The lock is a Chamber's large Siler style that has been browned. Mounts are brass with an aged finish. The swamped Colerain barrel 38" long in .45 caliber with a deeply browned finish. The inlets are well done with no gaps between wood and metal. 

 

Overall a well made and beautiful gun. The gun is new and unfired. The rifle balances and holds very well.

 

 

Weight is 7 lbs. 8 ozs.   Pull is 13".

 

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