This is a very nice fancy Barn rifle made here in the
The wood is a piece of maple with a little curl in the forend. The barrel is
44" long and ¾" 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
Weight is 6 lbs. 8 ozs. Pull is 13¾"