Bedford County Longrifle,
.40 caliber, 36" Green Mountain barrel,
L&R flintlock, curly maple, brass trim,
new, by B. Thomas
Part Number: AAT-842
Availability: In Stock
Price: $3,500.00
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Longrifles made in the region of Bedford County, Pennsylvania, are immediately recognizable. These rifles are long, thin, and graceful, with a low comb. We know that rifles were made in Bedford County as early as 1776, and many were made between 1800 and 1890. This span makes the Bedford County rifle contemporary to the Brown Bess musket, the Hawken plains rifle, the Colt revolver, and even the Winchester lever action. The rifle is stocked in curly maple, and trimmed in brass furniture. The L&R flint lock has the classic Bedford appearance with a long thin plate with square tail. Assembled by contemporary builder B. Thomas, this rifle is offered in as-new condition. Trigger reach is 13" to fit today's average size shooter. Weight is only 6.9 pounds.

The .40 caliber 13/16" wide straight octagon Green Mountain barrel is 36" long. Cut rifled with eight lands and grooves with a slow twist for patched round ball. The bore is bright, clean, and ready to shoot. 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. The rear sight is a flat top dovetailed 8-1/4" from the breech. The nickel silver blade front sight is dovetailed 1-1/2" behind the muzzle. The barrel exterior is finished to a smooth silvery-brown.

Stocked in curly maple, the stock is finished to a light blond color. The buttstock has a low straight comb. The rifle features a line of raised carving to create a cameo wrist. The lock panels are shaped with long beaver tail finials. The buttstock is fitted with a decorative patchbox with pierced head and side panels. The patchbox door lifts open to reveal a deep cut cavity for storing flints, jags, or other accessories. The top view of the rifle shows the pointed tang of the breech plug. A single raised dome head tang bolt passes through the stock to engage the trigger plate below.

The toe of the rifle is fitted with a long brass toeplate to protect this delicate area of the stock when loading. The brass triggerguard is hand polished to a bright finish. Round brass ramrod pipes retain the 3/8" diameter wooden ramrod that is fitted with a brass tip with 8-32 threads for loading and cleaning accessories. A brass muzzle cap protects the end grain of the forearm. A flat brass sideplate with squared tail is inlet flush with the side panel. In addition to the two lock bolts a third screw secures the tail of the sideplate. The third screw was common on early flintlocks, then fades from common use, and reappears on late flint longrifles. A small square cheek piece is neatly shaped on the left side of the buttstock.

The L&R Bedford County flint lock features the classic square tail design. The lock is shaped with a waterproof pan with rain gutters to either side. The lock is polished bright inside and out. See the similar locks in the book Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntington & Somerset Counties by Dr. James B. Whisker. Fast ignition is assured by the steel 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.

The double set triggers are tuned to fire from both the set and unset position. You may cock the lock or set the triggers in any order. 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.

In as-new condition this classic Bedford County longrifle shows only a few marks on the frizzen face. The rifle is stocked in curly maple, trimmed in brass furniture, with a Green Mountain barrel and L&R flintlock. It will be a joy to shoot at the range or on your next small game hunt! 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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