North Carolina Longrifle,
.40 caliber, 42" Rice barrel,
Goulcher percussion lock, curly maple, iron trim, used
Part Number: AAR-900
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This North Carolina percussion rifle appears to have been influenced by the Appalachian school of longrifles. The .40 caliber longrifle is trimmed in iron, and stocked in curly maple. The rifle is fitted with a R.E. Davis Goulcher percussion lock and double set triggers. Not a low cost poor boy style rifle, this is a full dressed best Southern rifle. Unsigned it is attributed to K. Blevins. Trigger reach is 13-3/8", to fit today's average size shooter. Weight is a modest 6.7 pounds. The rifle balances nicely in your hands, just under the rear ramrod pipe.

The 42" by 3/4" straight octagon .40 caliber barrel gives the rifle a modest weight without being overly muzzle heavy. Cut rifled by Rice Barrel Company with six deep grooves with a 1 in 48" twist for a tightly patched round ball. Rice Muzzle Loading Rifle Barrels are set between centers and milled octagonal, insuring a centered bore. 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. We recommend our .395" pure lead round ball, patched with .017" Ox-Yoke ticking, lubricated with our Mink Oil patch grease, or other animal fat lubricant, if you require best accuracy. The rear sight is dovetailed 10-1/2" ahead of the breech. Shooters with "older" eyes or corrective lenses will find this extra distance easier to use. The front sight is a steel blade with integral base.

This curly maple stock is neatly shaped with a slender buttstock, wrist, forearm and forend. The stock is stained to a dark brown with golden undertones to best display the figure over the length of the stock. Curly maple is a very correct choice for stock wood, often found on antique Southern rifles. The furniture, barrel, and lock are finished to a brown with some minor wear on the edges from handling. The stock is fitted with a crescent buttplate, and a distinctive recurved spoon-shaped grip rail common to the Appalachian school triggerguard. The fit on the buttplate has a few minor cosmetic gaps on the edge. A straight tang breech plug is fitted to the barrel and secured with a single tang bolt. The 5/16" diameter ramrod is mounted through two forward ramrod pipes, and a entry pipe. The brass ramrod tip is threaded 8-32 to accept loading and cleaning accessories. Notice how the slender lock panels top edge is a continuation of the line created by the side and off flat of the barrel. This ideal architecture gives the rifle a slender graceful appearance. The buttstock is shaped with a square cheek piece.

The percussion Goulcher lock is finished to a dark brown, to compliment the finish on the barrel. The Goulcher family made thousands of locks. They are found on plains rifles, late longrifles, pistols and shotguns of the 1840 to 1880 era. This well made replica lock used Ron Long designed internals, for fast lock time. The drum and nipple is well supported by the lock plate, critical on this style of ignition. The R.E. Davis double lever double set triggers will fire from a set or unset position, and can be adjusted for trigger pull in the set position. Adjust the screw between the two triggers, inboard to reduce set trigger release pressure, or 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.

This percussion Southern rifle is neatly shaped and light weight with a .40 caliber 3/4" by 42" barrel. The bore is bright and has been well maintained. 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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.395" round balls, pure lead, Hornady, per 100
.395" round balls, pure lead, Hornady, per 100
Part Number: BALL-395
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Price: $9.49
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Track's best Black Powder BORE CLEAN Solvent, with flip-top spout
Track's best Black Powder BORE CLEAN Solvent, with flip-top spout
Part Number: BORE-CLEAN
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Price: $3.99
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Ball puller, steel screw, .40 caliber brass collar, 8-32 thread
Ball puller, steel screw, .40 caliber brass collar, 8-32 thread
Part Number: BP-40-8
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Price: $3.50
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Flush Nipple,
1/4-28 thread,
stainless steel, with 1/4" square shank for nipple wrench,
with tubing, fits Thompson Center
Flush Nipple, 1/4-28 thread, stainless steel, with 1/4" square shank for nipple wrench, with tubing, fits Thompson Center
Part Number: FLUSH-RST
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Price: $4.29
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Fouling Scraper, flat face, brass, .40 caliber, 8-32 thread
Fouling Scraper, flat face, brass, .40 caliber, 8-32 thread
Part Number: FS-40-8
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Price: $3.79
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Jag, jagged cleaning tip, brass, .40 caliber, 3/8" rod, 8-32 thread
Jag, jagged cleaning tip, brass, .40 caliber, 3/8" rod, 8-32 thread
Part Number: JS-40-6-8
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Price: $3.99
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Powder measure, brass, adjustable 0 to 120 grains, with spout
Powder measure, brass, adjustable 0 to 120 grains, with spout
Part Number: MAS-120
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Price: $14.99
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Trapper's MINK OIL TALLOW,
patch grease,
for match shooting & cold weather hunting,
one 8 oz. tin
Trapper's MINK OIL TALLOW, patch grease, for match shooting & cold weather hunting, one 8 oz. tin
Part Number: MINK-OIL
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Price: $6.99
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Shooting patches, .015" cotton, .40 - .49 caliber, per 100, dry
Shooting patches, .015" cotton, .40 - .49 caliber, per 100, dry
Part Number: OX-15-40-D
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Price: $3.19
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Cleaning Patches, 2" diameter, bag of 100, pure cotton flannel, for .30 to .40 caliber
Cleaning Patches, 2" diameter, bag of 100, pure cotton flannel, for .30 to .40 caliber
Part Number: OX-CLEAN-45C
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Price: $2.99
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Ramrod, 3/8" hickory, 48" long, brass tip, 8-32 thread
Ramrod, 3/8" hickory, 48" long, brass tip, 8-32 thread
Part Number: RAMROD-6-8-B
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Price: $15.99
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Nipple, 1/4-28 thread, for standard rifle, #11 CCI cap, stainless steel
Cone length 0.440"Overall length: 0.635" Thread journal length: 0.195" Diameter of base: 0.307"
Nipple, 1/4-28 thread, for standard rifle, #11 CCI cap, stainless steel
  • Cone length 0.440"
  • Overall length: 0.635"
  • Thread journal length: 0.195"
  • Diameter of base: 0.307"
Part Number: RST-S
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Short Starter, patch & ball starter, with 3/8" hickory rod for .40 to .45 caliber.
Short Starter, patch & ball starter, with 3/8" hickory rod for .40 to .45 caliber.
Part Number: ST-6
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Patch puller, corkscrew worm, steel, brass base, 8-32 thread
Patch puller, corkscrew worm, steel, brass base, 8-32 thread
Part Number: WORM-CORK-8
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Track's Catalog 18,
Out of Print
Please use our FREE on-line catalog and web site.
Track's Catalog 18, Out of Print Please use our FREE on-line catalog and web site.
Part Number: CATALOG-18
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