Moravian Longrifle,
.54 caliber, 43-1/4" Rice swamped barrel,
Chambers flintlock, brass, curly maple, raised carving,
new, unfired, by M. Markey
Part Number: AAR-532
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This hand made rifle is stocked is a dense piece of sugar maple stained to a warm brown with golden undertones to best display the figure over the length of the stock. The buttstock is decorated with raised and incised carving with a strong Moravian influence as found on circa 1750 to 1760 era antique rifles from Christian's Spring, Pennsylvania as well as the settlement outside Salem, North Carolina. The buttstock is fitted with a sliding wood patchbox while the forend of the stock is decorated with an incised molding. The brass furniture has been burnished bright and then aged to a mellow patina. The Jim Chambers round faced flintlock and Rice Barrel Company swamped barrel have both been finished to a dark blue. Trigger reach is 13-3/4", to fit todays average size shooter. This rifle weighs 9.3 pounds with the balance point just behind the rear sight.

The custom made Rice 43-1/4" swamped octagon makes this longrifle point easily, without being overly heavy. The swamped barrel is thickest at the breech, tapers to a narrow waist, and flares at the muzzle. The .54 caliber bore is cut rifled with seven lands and grooves. Grooves are cut .016" deep, with round bottom rifling, twist is 1 turn in 66 inches. Rice Muzzle Loading Rifle Barrels are set between centers and milled octagonal, insuring a centered bore, concentric with the exterior, with no "run-out". Each barrel is stress relieved in an atmosphere controlled electric furnace, to eliminate work hardening or barrel warp, and to dampen harmonic vibrations or barrel whip.

After the rifling has been cut, each bore is "ball burnished". A carbide bore-sizing die is pulled through the barrel, to insure bore dimension uniformity, eliminating any tight or loose spots inside the barrel. This critical procedure leaves the top of the lands smooth and polished, equaling the traditional lead lapping procedure. Rice barrels are Match grade quality, with bench rest capability. Rice barrels do not require lapping or extensive shooting to break-in. The swamped octagon barrel is signed Michael Markey No. 2018-3. The barrel is fitted with a flat top rear sight dovetailed 11" ahead of the breech. A sterling silver front sight with brass base is fitted behind the muzzle.

The maple stock displays the strong Germanic influence found on Moravian longrifles with a wide, tall, nearly flat buttplate. The buttplate comb has five flats with a wedding band transition to round. The buttstock is dovetailed with a sliding wood patchbox and framed with a raised and incised border. The patchbox door is shaped with an incised shell thumb relief at the base and decorative molding along the edges. Opening the patchbox reveals a deep cut cavity with a ball puller, jag, flints, and leather jaw pads. Raised carving defines the front edge of the comb. A raised and incised carved Fluer de Lys surrounds the flared tang of the breech plug.

The lock panels taper widest at the rear is early longrifle fashion, and are shaped with a raised panel that runs the full length. The triggerguard was hand burnished bright and finished to a mellow patina. The triggerguard is neatly shaped with wedding bands on the ends and crisp moldings on the rear of the bow. The 3/8" diameter hickory ramrod is fitted with a tapered steel tip with 8-32 threads for loading and cleaning accessories. The forearm is decorated with an incised molding along the edge of the ramrod channel. A brass muzzle cap secured with copper rivets protects the end grains of the stock at the muzzle. The side panel is fitted with an English influenced sideplate with decorative molding filed across the tail. The buttstock is shaped with a square cheek. The cheekpiece is accented with C scrolls that flow from the cameo wrist down below the cheek and cover the buttstock from heel to toe.

Ignition is provided by a Jim Chambers' Virginia Fowler flintlock. Sometimes called a “Queen Anne” lock, this best quality round faced flint lock actually dates from the 1730 to 1770 era, well after Anne’s reign ended. Locks of this design are often found on antique longrifles from regions that had strong trade routes with the English. Tuned for best performance the beefy mainspring provides lots of energy, and this fast lock will throw a shower of sparks. The pan has a bridle arm to support the frizzen pivot screw, not always found on early English locks. We recommend our English 7/8" gun flints for best performance in this lock. The lock is mated to a single trigger with a light crisp pull.

Fast ignition is assured by the Jim Chambers White Lightnin' stainless vent liner, 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.

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