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Frontier Rifle circa 1760 Sign In or Register to add photos

This rifle was made as a frontier piece stocked up from re-used parts. The lock, dragon side plate, thumb piece, butt plate, and ramrod thimbles were scavenged off a English Type G Indian trade gun. The barrel and trigger guard were from an earlier rifle. The stocking looks like someone trained in Christian's Spring, PA., perhaps a Moravian missionary gunsmith on the Ohio frontier. The curly maple stock has a wood box and decorative carving around the barrel tang and wrist area. The barrel was fire blued.
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