James River, Virginia Longrifle,
.58 caliber, 42" swamped octagon barrel,
maple, brass furniture, sliding wooden patchbox,
used, by W. Stodgehill
Part Number: AAR-759
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This James River Virginia longrifle shows a blend of English and Germanic influences. The large wide buttplate is typical of those found on many English fowlers, while the cheek piece is of Germanic influence. The large round faced lock is typical of many Southern rifles, and is designed for fast, reliable ignition. Stocked in curly maple, and trimmed in brass furniture with a lightly aged natural patina. The Jim Chambers' round faced flintlock is has a bright satin finish. The 42" swamped octagon barrel has been draw filed bright and has a natural mellow patina. This rifle appears used with a few marks on the frizzen face, and a marks on the barrel. Unsigned the rifle is attributed to W. Stodghill. Even with the 8.5 pound weight the swamped barrel gives this rifle excellent balance. Trigger reach is about 13-3/4" to fit today's average shooter. Made with a slight amount cast-off, it will fit right hand shooters well.

The .58 caliber by 42" swamped octagon barrel is cut rifled with radius groove rifling. Seven lands and grooves are cut with lands slightly wider than grooves. The muzzle has been crowned to ease loading without the use of a short starter. We recommend our .570" pure lead round ball, patched with .017" Ox-Yoke ticking, lubricated with Mink Oil grease, or other animal fat lubricant, if you require best accuracy for target shooting. The hunter may prefer our .015" Ox-Yoke precut patches, to allow easy loading in the field. The bore is bright and has been well maintained. The rear sight is mounted in a raised 11-1/2" ahead of the breech. The front sight is a nickel silver blade with a brass base.

Modeled after the guns made at James River, Virginia, this rifle has a comfortable wide flat buttplate, probably circa 1750 to 1780. The buttplate has a stepped English influenced comb. You may notice that the buttplate is not perfectly centered behind the tang. Rather, it is offset from the right hand shooter's cheek. This feature is called cast-off, and it places the right hand shooter's eye directly behind the line of sight, making this gun instinctive to point and shoot. The lock panels gently taper widest at the rear in early flint longrifle fashion. The sliding wooden patchbox flows along the centerline of the buttstock, and is decorated with three notches on the base for thumb relief. Beneath the door is a deep cut cavity for storing flints, patches, or other shooting accessories.

The triggerguard has a offset grip rail and a wide bow to accept the single trigger. Shaped with a flaming urn finial at front the triggerguard is mounted with a combination of pin and screw in early fashion. The buttplate extends just past the toe of the stock to provide a small amount of protection to the fragile wood at the toe. The toe is often one of the most common areas to acquire dents and dings. The forend is slim and graceful, despite the large .58 caliber barrel. The swamped octagon barrel dramatically reduces the weight, and improves the balance of this long rifle. The forearm of the stock is decorated with an incised molding that terminates behind the ramrod pipe. The muzzle end of the forend is protected with a brass muzzle cap. The barrel is served by a tapered ramrod with a iron tip threaded 8-32 for loading and cleaning accessories. The large brass sideplate holds two lock bolts, and is decorated with some simple moldings across the pointed tail. The classic square longrifle cheek piece is shaped with a molded edge across the face. The cheek is accented with a combination of raised and incised carving. The carving is fair with some areas that have some fuzziness in the background..

The round faced flint lock, by Jim Chambers, provides reliable ignition. This attractive early English flint lock has a round faced cock and plate, and rounded frizzen and pan surfaces. Locks of this design are often found on American longrifles and fowlers of the 1730 - 1770 era. The plate, cock, and other surfaces of this lock are polished to a satin gray, and hand engraved with a traditional folk art design. We recommend our 7/8" knapped English flints for use with this rifle.

The barrel has a direct drilled vent hole positioned well above the bottom of the pan and 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.

We recommend simple and attractive Virginia rifle for the French & Indian War era or the Revolutionary War enthusiast. Order it for a ten day visual inspection. You will be delighted. Else if it does not fit you, return it in unfired condition for same-day refund. Postage is your only risk, when you order any one-of-a-kind gun from Track, whether new, used, or antique.

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Powder Horn,
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Jag, jagged cleaning tip, brass, .58 caliber, 7/16" rod, 8-32 thread
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Pick & Pan Brush,
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Primitive Rifleman's Turn Screw, hand forged tempered steel screwdriver, to fit in a longrifle patchbox
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Track's Catalog 18,
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