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Christian's Spring - Frontier Rifle Sign In or Register to add photos

Made from a collection of parts recycled from other guns, this piece is an example of rifles made for or on the eastern frontier. The barrel is 44" long, 50 caliber rifled, and made by John Getz. The lock is a round faced English style lock by RE Davis. The curly maple stock has a wood patchbox and is decorated with incise carving. The brass side plate is from an English blunderbuss (circa 1700). The ramrod pipes are from a Type G English trade gun(circa 1740). The silver thumb piece is from French trade gun (circa 1740). The Germanic looking trigger guard is from the Christian's Spring shop. The lock is mid 18th century English lock. The rifle weighs 7 1/4 pounds. The wood and metal have been aged to look like an antique rifle.
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