Halfstock Plains Rifle,
.50 caliber, 32" Austin & Halleck barrel,
percussion, maple, iron,
new, by Dr. Gary White
Part Number: AAT-944
Availability: In Stock
Price: $2,049.00
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This halfstock percussion rifle has a mid 19th century plains rifle appearance typical of the St. Louis trade. Stocked in maple, the stock is stained to a whiskey brown. The Hawken influenced iron furniture, barrel and L&R percussion lock are finished to a dark brown. Assembled by Dr. Gary White this rifle appears to be in as-new condition. The rifle weighs 8.7 pounds, with a 14" trigger reach.

The heart of the rifle is a 32" long .50 caliber Austin & Halleck 1" straight octagon barrel. This is a new-old-stock barrel that was used on the Spanish made mass produced Austin & Halleck Mountain Rifle. This barrel still retains all of the factory information, warnings, and address markings. The bore is rifled with a 1:66 twist for a tightly patched round ball. Internally the bore is bright and clean, in perfect condition. The exterior is finished to a smooth chocolate brown. The barrel is fitted with a full-buckhorn rear sight dovetailed 6" ahead of the breech and a brass blade front sight dovetailed 1-1/2" behind the muzzle.

Stocked in maple the wood has a warm brown tone. The iron buttplate is a typical mid 19th century design with a deep curve to engage the shoulder. The top view shows the hooked breech of the barrel and tang. The barrel is retained to the forearm by one key that passes through a steel escutcheon in the forearm of the stock. Remove the ramrod, press the key out, and the barrel can easily be lifted from the stock. A pewter forend cap is fitted, which also acts as the ramrod entry pipe.

The bottom view shows the steel toeplate and triggerguard. One steel screw retains the toeplate. The triggerguard is threaded to the triggerplate and the rear finial is secured with a screw. Two browned iron ramrod pipes are mounted to the under rib. The 3/8" diameter ramrod is fitted with a brass tip threaded to accept 8-32 cleaning and loading accessories. We note the ramrod extends 1" past the muzzle. A single lock bolt engages the lock through a small iron tear drop sideplate. A oval cheek is carved in the left side of the buttstock.

Ignition is provided an L&R Leman percussion lock. Perhaps the most famous of the Lancaster makers, Henry Eicholtz Leman (spelled Lehman early in his career), created a factory to produce arms for westbound settlers, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. His locks were often sold at hardware stores and purchased and used by other gunmakers. The lock is browned to match the barrel and has a strong mainspring. The drum is well supported by the lock plate and is fitted with a 1/4-28 steel nipple. The rifle is fitted with a single lever double set trigger. You may cock the lock before, or after setting the trigger, but the triggers will only fire the lock from the set position.

This halfstock Plains rifle would be ideal for a late fur trade or mid to late 19th century west bound settler impression. The rifle is as-new, with a bright bore, it is ready to shoot. 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
.490" round balls, pure lead, Hornady, per 100
Part Number: BALL-490
Availability: Out of Stock, request notification when available.
Price: $14.59
  
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: $4.19
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Ball puller, steel screw, .50 caliber brass collar, 8-32 thread
Ball puller, steel screw, .50 caliber brass collar, 8-32 thread
Part Number: BP-50-8
Availability: In Stock
Price: $3.75
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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: $11.99
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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: $4.99
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Fouling Scraper, flat face, brass, .50 caliber, 8-32 thread
Fouling Scraper, flat face, brass, .50 caliber, 8-32 thread
Part Number: FS-50-8
Availability: In Stock
Price: $4.09
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Jag, jagged cleaning tip, brass, .50 caliber, 3/8 rod, 8-32 thread
Jag, jagged cleaning tip, brass, .50 caliber, 3/8 rod, 8-32 thread
Part Number: JS-50-6-8
Availability: In Stock
Price: $4.59
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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: $19.99
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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: $7.59
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Shooting patches, .010" cotton, .50 - .59 caliber, per 100, dry
Shooting patches, .010" cotton, .50 - .59 caliber, per 100, dry
Part Number: OX-10-50-D
Availability: In Stock
Price: $4.19
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Shooting patches, .015" cotton, .50 - .59 caliber, per 100, dry
Shooting patches, .015" cotton, .50 - .59 caliber, per 100, dry
Part Number: OX-15-50-D
Availability: In Stock
Price: $4.19
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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
Availability: In Stock
Price: $4.99
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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: Out of Stock, request notification when available.
Price: $18.99
  
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, 7/16" hickory rod for .50 caliber.
Short Starter, patch & ball starter, 7/16" hickory rod for .50 caliber.
Part Number: ST-7
Availability: In Stock
Price: $9.99
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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: Out of Stock, request notification when available.
Price: $6.89
  
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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