Second stock, Bedford County, pre-inlet
7/8" octagon 42" barrel, L&R Bedford lock, plain maple, bark inclusion on forend
Part Number: AAT-556
Availability: We are currently out of this item. Future delivery is unknown.
Price: $225.00 Closeout
  
This stock has bark inclusion on the forend on the side panel side of the barrel channel 27" ahead of the breech. A small amount of the inclusion is visible inside the barrel channel. This stock would normally be priced at $279.00, but is offered at a discount. Shaped and pre-inlet on the high precision Allen's Patent 5 axis pantograph, this slim fullstock is inlet for L&R's flint or percussion Bedford County lock, and a 7/8" straight octagon barrel channel. Lock panels are crisp; the forend is squared. Inlet for our buttplate, and L&R's Bedford triggers.

Studying the longrifles of Bedford County, Pennsylvania, might cause you to imagine that time nearly stopped in Bedford County, or that this region was isolated from the world. How can we explain why these men continued to make Bedford County rifles for over 120 years, much later than we might expect? How can we explain these very odd locks, with long thin lock plates and "slash" molding decoration filed across a rattail? Why would the Bedford County makers laboriously hand file and hand fit each lock part, long after other makers were using purchased locks? Perhaps the answer is suggested in Calvin Hetrick's book The Bedford County Rifle and its Makers. The reason behind the success of any commercial enterprise is customer acceptance and demand.

We may never fully understand Bedford County rifles. 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.

Specifications for pre-inlet stock:
  • Drop and trigger reach: Drop is 3-3/4" from the line of sights to heel, at 14" length of pull
  • Barrel channel size: 7/8" straight octagon, up to 42" length
  • Butt end: 1-1/2" wide by 4-1/2" high, cut for buttplate
  • Buttplate: #BP-PB-1-B brass, or #BP-PB-1-I iron
  • Lock, flint: #LOCK-LR-BED-F Bedford County flint lock
  • Lock, percussion: #LOCK-LR-BED-P Bedford County percussion lock
  • Ramrod hole & groove: 3/8" diameter, drilled full depth
  • Trigger: #TR-LR-BED L&R Bedford County double lever double set trigger
 
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