James River, Virginia Smoothrifle,
20 gauge, 44" octagon-to-round barrel,
dark stained maple, brass furniture, by G. Rasche
Part Number: AAT-318
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Price: $2,399.00
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This James River Virginia smoothrifle shows a blend of English and Germanic influences. The large wide buttplate and triggerguard both have a strong Germanic appearance. The patchbox design appears to be patterned in the style of an antique by John Davidson, circa 1757 - 1832. The large round faced English lock is typical of many Southern rifles, and is designed for fast, reliable ignition. Stocked in dark stained maple, and trimmed in brass furniture with a lightly aged patina. The Jim Chambers' round faced and octagon-to-round barrel are both finished to a pewter gray. This smoothbore is very neatly assembled with well fitted and finished parts. The rifle is marked with the touch mark of G. Rasche. Even with the 8.8 pound weight the octagon-to-round barrel gives this smoothbore excellent balance. Trigger reach is about 14" to fit today's average shooter. Made with a slight amount cast-off, it will fit right hand shooters well.

The 20 gauge by 44" octagon-to-round barrel transitions from 8 flats to round with a single wedding band. We recommend our 20 gauge wads and cards for use with the .615" diameter bore. The bore appears bright in as-new condition. The exterior of the barrel is finished to a dark pewter gray. The barrel is fitted with a iron blade front sight soldered behind the muzzle, and does have a rear sight dovetailed 9-1/2" ahead of the breech. The edges of the rear sight dovetail are staked.

The plain maple stock is finished dark to a almost black tone. Modeled after the guns made at James River, Virginia, this rifle has a comfortable wide flat buttplate, probably circa 1750 to 1780. The patchbox has a large brass bezel with inset square door. The door has a spring catch at the rear edge to secure it. The bezel is correctly retained with steel screws and is decorated with a engraved folk art border. Depress the spring catch at the rear to open the patchbox door. Beneath the door is cut cavity for storing flints, jags, or other shooting accessories. The maker notes there is a glued check above the toe. It is visible as a dark line but should not cause any further issues. 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 flared finial of the tang is surrounded with a raised carving.

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 triggerguard has a very strong Germanic style to the bow and grip rail. The triggerguard in engraved with a folk art line border similar to the patchbox. The forearm of the stock is shaped with an incised molding along the edge of the ramrod channel. The muzzle end of the forend is protected with a brass muzzle cap. The barrel is served by a ramrod with a brass tip threaded 10-32 for loading and cleaning accessories. The large brass sideplate fills the side panel in Germanic fashion. The sideplate is decorated with a folk art border, molding across the tail, and a "R" touch mark. The classic square longrifle cheek piece has a raised carved design behind it.

Ignition is provided by a Jim Chambers round face Virgina lock. The flint lock sparks well, and is sure fire. The big lock requires our 7/8 by 1" English gun flint. Notice the vent liner directly above the center of the flash pan, high enough to serve as a window on the hottest part of the flash. This gun will fire instantly, without delay. The frizzen edge just touches the barrel flat on the upper edge and has rubbed a bright spot in the finish. The double lever double set triggers are tuned to fire from a set or unset position, and can be adjusted for trigger pull in the set position. You may cock the hammer, or set the trigger, in any sequence.
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.595" round balls, pure lead, hand cast, per 50
.595" round balls, pure lead, hand cast, per 50
Part Number: BALL-595-X
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Price: $18.99
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.600" round balls, pure lead, hand cast, per 25
.600" round balls, pure lead, hand cast, per 25
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Price: $15.49
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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
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Bore mop, 100% Cotton, for .62 caliber, 10-32 thread, washable
Bore mop, 100% Cotton, for .62 caliber, 10-32 thread, washable
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Ball puller, steel screw, .62 caliber brass collar, 10-32 thread
Ball puller, steel screw, .62 caliber brass collar, 10-32 thread
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Bore brush, bronze, for .62 caliber, 10-32 thread
Bore brush, bronze, for .62 caliber, 10-32 thread
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Price: $3.49
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Flint priming flask, throws about 3 grains, brass
Flint priming flask, throws about 3 grains, brass
Part Number: FLASK-PP-3
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Price: $14.99
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English gun flint, 7/8 x 1", Fowler, Jaeger, Tulle, Twigg, Hatfield, Chambers. We are temporarily limiting purchase of this item to twelve pieces per order. We will manually edit your order if your order exceeds that amount.
English gun flint, 7/8 x 1", Fowler, Jaeger, Tulle, Twigg, Hatfield, Chambers. We are temporarily limiting purchase of this item to twelve pieces per order. We will manually edit your order if your order exceeds that amount.
Part Number: FLINT-ENG-7
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Price: $2.50
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Pack of 12 English Gun flints 7/8 x 1", Fowler, Jaeger, Tulle, Twigg, Hatfield, Chambers. We are temporarily limiting purchase of this item to one twelve pack per order. We will manually edit your order if your order exceeds that amount.
Pack of 12 English Gun flints 7/8 x 1", Fowler, Jaeger, Tulle, Twigg, Hatfield, Chambers. We are temporarily limiting purchase of this item to one twelve pack per order. We will manually edit your order if your order exceeds that amount.
Part Number: FLINT-ENG-7-PACK-12
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Price: $25.00
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Button jagged cleaning tip, 20 gauge, brass, 10-32 thread
Button jagged cleaning tip, 20 gauge, brass, 10-32 thread
Part Number: JAG-20-10
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Price: $3.99
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Lee .600" round ball mold,
double cavity, with handles,
for .62 rifles and 20 gauge guns.
Lee .600" round ball mold, double cavity, with handles, for .62 rifles and 20 gauge guns.
Part Number: LEE-600-DC
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Mold, Lyman .600" round ball mold blocks, single cavity, use large handles
Mold, Lyman .600" round ball mold blocks, single cavity, use large handles
Part Number: LYMAN-600
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Price: $87.99
  
Handles for large mold blocks,
by Lyman,
fits all current single and double cavity molds
Handles for large mold blocks, by Lyman, fits all current single and double cavity molds
Part Number: LYMAN-H-L
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Price: $47.99
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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: $18.99
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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: $7.49
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Shooting patches, .015" cotton, .60 - .69 caliber, per 100, dry
Shooting patches, .015" cotton, .60 - .69 caliber, per 100, dry
Part Number: OX-15-60-D
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Price: $3.99
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Cleaning Patches, 2-1/2" diameter, bag of 100, pure cotton flannel, for .45 to .58 caliber
Cleaning Patches, 2-1/2" diameter, bag of 100, pure cotton flannel, for .45 to .58 caliber
Part Number: OX-CLEAN-58C
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Price: $4.29
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Pick & Pan Brush,
with brass chain, button clasp,
and black bristle brush,
for flint musket, rifle, or fowler
Pick & Pan Brush, with brass chain, button clasp, and black bristle brush, for flint musket, rifle, or fowler
Part Number: PICK-BRUSH-H
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Ramrod, 7/16" hickory, 48" long, brass tip, 10-32 thread
Ramrod, 7/16" hickory, 48" long, brass tip, 10-32 thread
Part Number: RAMROD-7-10-B
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Buckshot #4
.240" round balls, lead,
by Hornady, 5 pounds
Buckshot #4 .240" round balls, lead, by Hornady, 5 pounds
Part Number: SHOT-4
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Price: $33.99
  
Bird Shot #7,
chilled lead shot,
5 pound box, blend of #7 & #8,
safe for use in antique
black powder shotguns
and fowling guns
Bird Shot #7, chilled lead shot, 5 pound box, blend of #7 & #8, safe for use in antique black powder shotguns and fowling guns
Part Number: SHOT-BIRD-7
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Price: $17.59
  
Short Starter, patch & ball starter, 1/2" wooden rod for .54 and larger calibers.
Short Starter, patch & ball starter, 1/2" wooden rod for .54 and larger calibers.
Part Number: ST-8
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20 gauge, .625" ideal for .615" bore, .125" over powder card, 1000, by Circle Fly Wads
20 gauge, .625" ideal for .615" bore, .125" over powder card, 1000, by Circle Fly Wads
Part Number: WAD-20-A
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20 gauge, .625" ideal for .615" bore, .025" over shot card, 1000, by Circle Fly Wads
20 gauge, .625" ideal for .615" bore, .025" over shot card, 1000, by Circle Fly Wads
Part Number: WAD-20-B
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20 gauge, .625" ideal for .615" bore, .500" thick fibre wad, 500, by Circle Fly Wads
20 gauge, .625" ideal for .615" bore, .500" thick fibre wad, 500, by Circle Fly Wads
Part Number: WAD-20-C
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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
Availability: Book is no longer being printed or produced. Once we sell through our remaining inventory, item will no longer be available.  We will not be getting any more in.
Price: $10.00
  
 
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