Contemporary Golden Age Longrifle,
.50 caliber, 42" straight octagon barrel,
large Siler flint lock, curly maple, hand engraved brass furniture,
signed D. Krauss
Part Number: AAQ-308
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This contemporary longrifle is a example of the modern school of longrifles with a late Golden Age influence. The .50 caliber longrifle is stocked in curly maple with a combination of raised and incised carving. The brass furniture is polished to a bright finish, hand engraved, and is mounted with steel screws. The large Siler lock and Colerain straight octagon barrel are finished to a dark brown. The top flat of the barrel is signed D. Krauss #7 Bedford, PA.

The heart of the rifle is a 42" by 7/8" straight octagon .50 caliber Colerain barrel. The bore is rifled with a 1 in 56" twist for a tightly patched round ball with six radius grooves. Colerain rifle barrels are the favorite choice of today's best muzzle loading gun makers, because knowledgeable shooters demand Colerain's accuracy, inside and outside. Founded by two entrepreneurs, Scott Keller and Scott Kelly were tutored by Bob Paris, the famous rifle barrel maker who was first to perfect the technique for production of correct swamped barrels.
The curly maple fullstock is stained to a dark brown with a golden undertone to best display the contrasting stripes of figure over the length of the rifle. The rifle is fitted with a long patchbox with piecing on the head and side panels. The patchbox is polished to a bright finish, and is elaborately hand engraved with sweeping scrolls and checkered panels.

The stock is decorated with raised carving at the front edge of the comb, a raised carved molding runs the length of the toe to the end of the grip rail. A similar raised molding extends from the ramrod entry pipe along the length of the forend to the muzzle cap.

Trigger reach is 13-3/4" to fit todays average size shooter. Weight is 8.3 pounds with the balance point just ahead of the rear sight.
The brass buttplate is shaped with broad panels that are hand engraved with a checkered pattern. The button release for the patchbox is mounted just ahead of the heel. Depress the button to open the patchbox and reveal a deep cut cavity for flints, jags, or other shooting accessories.

The front edge of the comb is defined with raised carving. The wrist is fitted with an oval thumbpiece. The lock panels taper widest at the rear and a panel of raised carving surrounds the flared tang. The barrel is fitted with a full buckhorn rear sight. dovetailed 11-1/2" ahead of the breech. The tall nickel silver blade front sight is dovetailed behind the muzzle.
The toe is fitted with a long brass toeplate decorated with a hand engraved checkered pattern and mounted with seven screw, all of which have the slots neatly aligned. The flat from the toe fades into the bottom of the lock panels. The brightly finished brass triggerguard is shaped with filed molding across the ends. The forend is shaped with a raised molding along the ramrod channel. The 3/8" diameter ramrod is finished with a barber pole stripe and fitted with a brass tip with 8-32 threads for loading and cleaning accessories.
The large Siler flintlock is finished to dark brown to match the barrel finish. The lock is hand engraved with decorative scrolls and a checkered pattern on the tail. The lock has a hefty mainspring to provide lots of energy. Use our 3/4" knapped English flints for best performance in this lock, #FLINT-ENG-6.

The double lever double set trigger is adjusted to fire from the set, or unset position. You may cock the lock, or set the trigger in any order. Once set the rifle has a very smooth trigger release. Adjust the screw between the two triggers, inboard to reduce set trigger release pressure, our outboard to require a stronger pressure. The set trigger can provide very light release, perhaps an ounce or two, for accurate aimed shooting during pleasant weather.

A direct drilled vent hole is positioned well above the bottom of the pan, centered on the heat of the flash. If your flint longrifle suffers from that infamous slow whoosh-bang ignition delay, study the work of today's best gun makers, and position your vent well centered on the pan, high above the bottom, to serve as a window on the center of the flash.
The rifle is fitted with a brass sideplate inlet flush with the side panel. The sideplate is hand engraved with scrolls and a checkered pattern. The lock bolts have been fitted with the slots neatly aligned. Raised carving extends down from the front edge of the comb into the cheek. The cheek is fitted with a hand engraved nickel silver hunter's star and shaped with a molded edge. The rear of the cheek is covered with a raised carved scrolls.

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