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Early Pennsylvania Transitional Rifle #K14


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 outside influences.

Although this is not yet the "Kentucky Rifle", its not a "Jaeger Rifle" anymore either.

This fine 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 reasonable $699

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.










We've kept the price at a very reasonable $699

on this

Early Pennsylvania Rifle





Ray Franks

PO Box 135

Mecosta, Mi. 49332