Tennessee Longrifle,
.50 caliber, 44" swamped barrel,
L&R John Bailes flintlock, curly maple,
browned iron trim, as-new unfired
Part Number: AAR-910
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This attractive Tennessee flint lock .50 caliber longrifle is trimmed in iron furniture, and stocked in curly maple. Many period rifles from the Appalachians were assembled with imported English locks. This rifle is fitted with an L&R John Bailes flintlock, which is mated to a double lever double set trigger. In new condition this rifle is assembled well fitted and finished browned iron furniture. Trigger reach is 13-3/4", to fit today's average size shooter. Weight is 6.9 pounds, so you can carry it all day. The rifle balances nicely in your hands, just behind the rear sight.

The heart of the rifle is a .50 caliber swamped Colerain octagon barrel. The 44" swamped octagon barrel is thickest at the breech for strength, tapers to a narrow waist to reduce weight, and flares at the muzzle to align the sights. Colerain rifle barrels are drilled from solid steel, cut rifled with six “round bottom" grooves with a 1 in 56" twist for a tightly patched round ball. The “radius groove rifling", Colerain uses eliminates the sharp inside corner that accumulates fouling. 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 barrel has been draw filed and finished to a smooth, even dark brown. The flat top rear sight is dovetailed 11" ahead of the breech. Shooters with corrective lenses or "older" eyes will find the extra distance from the breech easier to use. A tall browned steel blade front sight is dovetailed behind the muzzle.

This curly maple stock is stained to a warm brown with golden undertones. Maple is a very correct choice for stock wood, often found on antique Southern rifles. The stock is fitted with a crescent buttplate mounted with fire blued screws. Notice the slight cast-off, bending the centerline of the stock away from the right hand shooter's cheek. This geometry places the line of sights directly behind your eye, almost instinctively. A longrifle with cast-off seems to fit nearly every right hand shooter. The wrist tapers into the lock panels, which flare widest at the rear in early longrifle fashion. The barrel is fitted with a long lollipop tang, which is neatly inleted and secured with polished and fire blued tang bolts. The iron triggerguard has a hand forged appearance with a slender grip rail with curved spoon at the end. The 3/8" diameter ramrod is mounted through two forward ramrod pipes, and a entry pipe. The ramrod is fitted with a browned steel tip with 10-32 threads for loading and cleaning accessories. The muzzle end of the stock is fitted with a steel muzzle cap. A single lock bolt is mounted through a flush mounted sideplate. The buttstock is shaped with a square cheek piece.

Finished to match the barrel, the L&R John Bailes flintlock has a crisp action and a well hardened frizzen. When using our best 5/8" knapped English gun flints, #FLINT-ENG-5, the lock will throw a shower of sparks into the pan. A stainless steel vent liner is well centered, positioned at the mid point between the bottom and top edge of the pan. Below the lock, double lever double set triggers are installed. The triggers are properly tuned to fire from the set, or unset position. You may set the triggers before or after cocking the lock. 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. Fast ignition is assured by the 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.

This .50 caliber rifle has a modest weight that makes it easy to carry and handle. Neatly fitted and finished regular use and handling will age this rifle to give it the patina of a fine antique. 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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Track's Catalog 18,
Out of Print
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