Late Lancaster Trade Rifle,
.50 caliber, 42" Green Mountain barrel,
Jim Chamber's large Siler flint lock, curly maple, engraved brass,
new, unfired, by James Hanchett
Part Number: AAS-340
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Price: $2,699.00
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This fine trade rifle by contemporary maker James Hanchett is styled after the Lancaster County Pennsylvania rifles made for the Indian fur trade in the 1840s. You can find examples of the antique rifles showcased in the book For Trade and Treaty. Not a copy of a specific rifle, similarly styled rifles were made by the Gumpf family of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for the American Fur Company, private fur traders and the commercial market. This longrifle would make a great hunting rifle and is appropriate for many frontier and native historical portrayals. This .50 caliber trade rifle features a maple full stock with early style checkered wrist, Chambers' deluxe Siler flint lock, brass furniture, and double set triggers. Signed by contemporary builder James Hanchett this rifle is new, unfired. Trigger reach is 13-3/4" to fit today's average size shooter. Weight is 8.7 pounds.

The heart of the rifle is a 42" by 7/8" straight octagon .50 caliber Green Mountain barrel. The cut rifled barrel has eight equal lands and grooves with a 1 in 70" twist for a tightly patched round ball. Green Mountain Muzzle Loading Rifle Barrels are machined from high quality American made bar stock, A.I.S.I. 1137 modified, stress relieved, annealed, certified rifle barrel quality steel. All barrels are drilled from solid stock, reamed to a high degree of smoothness, then optically checked for straightness. Very close tolerances are maintained. We recommend our .490" pure lead round ball, patched with .018" Ox-Yoke ticking, lubricated with our Mink Oil patch grease, or other animal fat lubricant, if you require best accuracy. The straight 7/8" octagon .50 caliber barrel gives the rifle a modest weight without being overly muzzle heavy. The barrel is fitted with a flat top rear sight dovetailed 10" ahead of the breech and a silver blade front sight with brass base. The top flat of the barrel near the rear sight is stamped with the maker's initials 'JH' and the year '2019.

The curly maple Lancaster-style stock has an oiled finish and a decorative checkered wrist similar in design to the pattern found on a antique 1840's era Gumpf rifle. The 8" long brass patch box is shaped with a acorn finial head and is hand engraved with a sure hand in a traditional style that looks very appropriate on this rifle. The engraving is unshaded, we find that after a day a shooting rubbing a used cleaning patch over engraving will slowly shade the engraving and give the brass a mellow aged patina. The lid is opened by depressing a domed brass button set into the toe plate. The patch box springs oven to reveal a deep cut cavity for storing flints. jags, or other shooting accessories. Our top view shows the profile of the classic Lancaster stock. The brass butt plate tang is filed with three flats and a has a wedding band transition to the comb. The cheek is angled to the rear, to recoil away from your face, an ingenious feature found on better rifles. A oval wrist inlay with hand engraved border is fitted. The checkering on the wrist ends at the base of the flared tang breech plug.

The rifle's brass work is polished to a matte finish to help reduce glare. As new the brass will acquire a mellow patina with use and handling. The 6" long brass toe plate is hand engraved and retained by two blued steel wood screws. The domed brass button releases the patch box door. Then 3/8" diameter ramrod is mounted through round ramrod pipes with ringed ends. The ramrod is fitted with a brass tip with 8-32 threads for loading and cleaning accessories. The lock panels are very trim and neatly shaped to give this rifle a slender profile. The brass side plate is a classical early 19th century Lancaster County style. The lock is retained by two blued steel lock bolts. The maple stock has a square cheek piece adorned with an engraved silver star inlay. The gently curved buttplate comfortably engages the shooter's shoulder. The stock has a raised and incised carving.

Sure-fire ignition is provided by a Jim Chambers' deluxe large Siler flint lock. This lock captures the styling used on many American longrifles. Most flint locks were imported from England or Europe, for use by American gunmakers. Finished brown, the lock matches the barrel nicely. The lock plate stands well above the wood panel, and is chamfered along each edge, creating the shadow line around the lock plate. Double lever double set triggers are tuned to fire in any sequence; you may cock the lock or set the trigger in any combination. 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.

A finely made flint lock, 50 caliber Lancaster County, Pennsylvania trade rifle by gun maker James Hanchett that you will be proud to own, shoot, and display. 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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.490" round balls, pure lead, Hornady, per 100
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Jag, jagged cleaning tip, brass, .50 caliber, 3/8 rod, 8-32 thread
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Powder measure, brass, adjustable 0 to 120 grains, with spout
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Trapper's MINK OIL TALLOW,
patch grease,
for match shooting & cold weather hunting,
one 8 oz. tin
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Shooting patches, .015" cotton, .50 - .59 caliber, per 100, dry
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Cleaning Patches, 2-1/2" diameter, bag of 100, pure cotton flannel, for .45 to .58 caliber
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Pick & Pan Brush,
with brass chain, button clasp,
and black bristle brush,
for flint musket, rifle, or fowler
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Ramrod, 3/8" hickory, 48" long, brass tip, 8-32 thread
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Timothy Pickering's Tool,
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designed by our first U. S. Quartermaster
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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,
Out of Print
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Track's Catalog 18, Out of Print Please use our FREE on-line catalog and web site.
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