This is an early
Virginia rifle I just completed for a customer. Barrel is by Colerain. It is
a swamped .50 caliber octagonal and is 44" long. The
stock is a nice piece of curly maple that has been aged.
The lock is a Davis Early English style. The buttplate, guard and
sideplate were cast here in my shop and have been engraved and aged. The wire work
is sterling silver. The barrel, lock and small steel
parts have been fire blued as was typical for the
period. (Browning of the iron parts wasn't popular here
in the Colonies until about 1790.) Very slender, well
Weight is 7 lbs.
6 oz. Length of pull is 13¾".