Tennessee Poor Boy Chunk Gun,
.45 caliber 42" barrel,
maple, forged iron, L&R percussion lock, used
Part Number: AAT-173
Availability: In Stock
Price: $899.00
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Constructed in the most utilitarian fashion, this style of heavy barreled Tennessee rifle is often called a "Chunk Gun or "over the log" rifle. The hand hewn curly maple stock has been finished extremely dark using an aquafortis solution. The 15/16" straight octagon gives the rifle a modest weight that is best fired from a rest or "over the log". The hand forged iron furniture, L&R lock and triggers are finished to a dark aged patina. Trigger reach is 13-3/8" and this rifle weighs 10 pounds.

The .45 caliber barrel is 15./16" straight octagon by 42" and is marked Dixie Gun Works at the breech, which would indicate a Italian manufacture of the blank. This heavy walled barrel gives this rifle a steady 10 pound weight for use with a rest . The .45 caliber bore is rifled with a 1 in 48" twist, we note a few scattered speckles in the grooves. The muzzle end of the barrel has had the rifling removed to ease loading of conical bullets, similar to late production Thompson Center rifles. The previous owner reports good accuracy with round balls and bullets up to 250 grains. A flat topped Pennsylvania rear sight , combined with a steel blade front sight, give a good sight picture.

The curly maple stock has a dark stain with just a hint of golden undertone to display the figure on the stock. The buttplate is hand forged from keg bands, with individual comb plate, and heel plate. The triggerguard is hand forged in the style of Alfred Gross of Tennessee by the late Myron Carlson. The toe is fitted with a iron toeplate to provide some protection to the otherwise fragile toe area when it's in contact with the ground during loading or cleaning. Metal to wood fit is only fair with some visible inletting gaps, a few chips, and areas both proud of the wood and some below the wood. The short straight breech plug tang has a unfilled threaded hole between the barrel and tang bolt. The forearm of the stock has a bolt incised molding along the edge of the ramrod channel. Only a single forward ramrod pipe is fitted in "poor boy" fashion. The ramrod is a 3/8" fiberglas ramrod, with a 8-32 threaded steel tip installed for accessories. A cleaning jag is fitted. The side panel has a diamond shaped sideplate fitted well below the side panel.

The rifle is fitted with a L&R percussion lock that would be a typical post 1840 era hardware store lock. Sometimes marked with the maker’s name, often marked “warranted” to assure confidence, these slim percussion locks became popular on percussion longrifles in the mid-19th century. The drum is well supported by the lock plate and is fitted with a 1/4-28 threaded stainless steel nipple. The L&R long bar Hawken triggers feature a early straight front trigger. The trigger backlash currently requires the rear trigger to be set before the lock can be cocked.

A very utilitarian Tennessee style over the log or chunk gun in .45 caliber with a L&R percussion lock and double set triggers. 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.
.440" round balls, pure lead, Hornady, per 100
.440" round balls, pure lead, Hornady, per 100
Part Number: BALL-440
Availability: Out of Stock, request notification when available.
Price: $11.49
  
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
Availability: In Stock
Price: $4.09
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Ball puller, steel screw, .45 caliber brass collar, 8-32 thread
Ball puller, steel screw, .45 caliber brass collar, 8-32 thread
Part Number: BP-45-8
Availability: In Stock
Price: $3.50
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Brass Capper, for #11 caps, straight line, made in the USA, by Tedd Cash
Brass Capper, for #11 caps, straight line, made in the USA, by Tedd Cash
Part Number: CAPPER-P
Availability: In Stock
Price: $10.99
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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
Availability: In Stock
Price: $4.29
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Fouling Scraper, flat face, brass, .45 caliber, 8-32 thread
Fouling Scraper, flat face, brass, .45 caliber, 8-32 thread
Part Number: FS-45-8
Availability: In Stock
Price: $3.79
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Jag, jagged cleaning tip, brass, .45 caliber, 3/8 rod, 8-32 thread
Jag, jagged cleaning tip, brass, .45 caliber, 3/8 rod, 8-32 thread
Part Number: JS-45-6-8
Availability: In Stock
Price: $4.25
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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
Availability: In Stock
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
Availability: In Stock
Price: $6.99
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Shooting patches, .010" cotton, .40 - .49 caliber, per 100, dry
Shooting patches, .010" cotton, .40 - .49 caliber, per 100, dry
Part Number: OX-10-40-D
Availability: Item is currently sold out.
Price: $3.65
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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
Availability: In Stock
Price: $3.65
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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
Availability: In Stock
Price: $3.29
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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
Availability: In Stock
Price: $15.99
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Nipple, 1/4-28 thread, for standard rifle, 
#11 CCI cap, square shank,
hardened steel, ideal for restoration

Cone length: 0.440" Thread journal length: 0.195" Overall length: 0.635" Diameter of base: 0.307"
Nipple, 1/4-28 thread, for standard rifle, #11 CCI cap, square shank, hardened steel, ideal for restoration
  • Cone length: 0.440"
  • Thread journal length: 0.195"
  • Overall length: 0.635"
  • Diameter of base: 0.307"
Part Number: RST-I
Availability: In Stock
Price: $4.99
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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
Availability: In Stock
Price: $4.99
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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
Availability: In Stock
Price: $6.99
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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
Availability: In Stock
Price: $6.59
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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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