Fancy Barn Rifle

by C. Smith

in .45 caliber 44" x " Custom Barrel




This is a very nice fancy Barn rifle made here in the shop.


The wood is a piece of maple with a little curl in the forend. The barrel is 44" long and " across the flats in .45 caliber. The barrel was one I picked up from a friend's estate so not sure who made it originally. The bore was rough so I had Bob Hoyt ream and rifle it with round bottom rifling. The lock is an Chamber's deluxe Siler style. It sparks extremely well and there is a touch hole liner. The brass parts have all been left with a satin finish. It has a very tall rear sight and I left the front one tall as it will need a little filing to bring it up to point of aim. The wrist has interrupted checkering with brass pins in the open areas. The brass parts were all made in the shop. The butt has a heel plate and a toeplate which wraps around to the back. The thimbles were made from sheet then filed and the muzzle has a brass band. The lock, sideplate and toeplate are border engraved. The silver moon inlay is also engraved.


This a very light, well balanced and slim rifle.


Weight is 6 lbs. 8 ozs.  Pull is 13"

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