This early style rifle is an example
of the transition of rifle building in the colonies from the immigrant
gunsmiths apprenticed in Europe, to their apprentices beginning the gun
makers guilds here. It shows the creativity fostered by isolation from
Although this is not yet the
"Kentucky Rifle", its not a "Jaeger Rifle" anymore either.
rifle carries its Germanic heritage well. It starts with a premium
American walnut or maple stock fully shaped and inlet for a swamped 42"
barrel, lock, trigger and butt plate. We have chosen the swamped
Colerain C weight 42" barrel in 50 or 54 caliber. We can dovetail the
sights and underlugs for you as a $50 option. The stock has the early
style "step" in the bottom wrist area that accentuates the deep trigger
guard and straight cheek piece. The result is a really well balanced
early style rifle. The stock also offers an early style sliding wood
patchbox fully inlet and dovetailed as a $50 option.
The lock area is inlet for the new
MGS early style Continental flintlock that is included in this kit. It
features a beautifully sculpted edge, all modern internals and engraved
frizzen that has been recarbonized for sure-fire sparks every time. The
butt area is nicely inlet for the rounded butt plate with cast in
engraving. The triggers are inlet for the R.E. Davis early style double
set triggers so you may want to eliminate the spur inside the guard and
open it up as in the early style.
The ram rod channel and groove is
cut for a 3/8" rod and the fore end is nicely sculpted. and flared.
The finely detailed cast engraved
trim is available in investment cast brass or steel and includes the
butt plate, trigger guard, side plate and toe plate. These are cast from
originals imported from Europe and used throughout the colonies by many
early gun builders. Also included are the R.E. Davis set triggers, 3
deluxe oct/rnd style thimbles, and Jaeger style sights and German silver
inlays for the cheek piece and thumb.
These beautiful top quality
components can be made into an outstanding early American rifle that you
will be proud to own. With this degree of inletting it's a very pleasant
build that shows your results in a really beautiful early rifle. It's
well balanced and certainly powerful enough to make a fantastic hunting
gun like its ancestors.
We've kept the price at a very
You may choose to order this fine
rifle assembled in the white and ready for your final wood and metal
finish. Assembly takes about 90 days and is only $400
Rifles completely finished to your specs take a little
bit longer for finishes to dry and start at $500
Carving and engraving packages are available too at
special discount rates starting at $125 each.