Fancy Fully Engraved

Lancaster Rifle

.45 Caliber 44" Barrel

 

 

This is a beautiful well made custom rifle in the Lancaster, PA styling. Signed "J. W. Flannery 2010".

 

The stock is a piece of very beautiful curly maple. The barrel is a swamped 44" long in .45 caliber. It has a touch hole liner. The lock is a Chamber's Golden Age style. Mounts are brass. The barrel is browned and the lock and other steel parts are deeply blued. It has gold bands at the breech and muzzle.  The double set triggers will fire set or unset. The builder did an excellent job overall and the wood to metal fit is excellent. ALL of the brass and steel parts have been highly and expertly engraved. There is incised carving covering most of the stock. This amount of engraving would cost thousands of dollars to have done now.

 

The only faults I can find is that he used brass screws on the buttplate and toeplate. Brass wood screws were never used on 18th or 19th century guns. Since the screws are engraved I won't change them out to be more historically correct. Also the patchbox has a pry open type release which is also incorrect for rifles of the time. 

 

Overall a well made and beautiful gun that would cost a lot more to have built today.  

 

The gun is new and unfired but has been snapped a few times. The bore is excellent.

 

The rifle balances and holds very well.

 

 

Weight is 8 lbs. 14 ozs.  Pull is 14".

 

 

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