Virginia Longrifle,
.40 caliber, 38" barrel,
curly maple, brass trim, small Siler flintlock,
new, unfired, by J.A. Wymore
Part Number: AAQ-570
Availability: In Stock
Price: $2,699.00
Constructed by contemporary gunmaker J.A. Wymore, this .40 caliber Virginia longrifle has an early 19th century style with the design influenced by the work of John Sheetz. Stocked in a very nice piece of curly maple, the stock is stained to best display the contrasting stripes from the buttstock to the muzzle. The brass furniture is polished bright and accented with hand engraving. The Jim Chambers small Siler flintlock and Colerain barrel are both finished to a dark brown. This well finished rifle is as-new unfired.

The .40 caliber 38" Colerain barrel is 13/16" straight octagon. Cut rifled, the bore has 6 lands and grooves with deep round bottom rifling with a 1 turn in 48 inch twist, for a tightly patched round ball. The barrel blank appears to have been trimmed from the muzzle and the bore is not quite on center, which was very common on antique rifle barrel blanks. This is easily adjusted with the sights. The rear sight is dovetailed 10" from the breech. The front sight is a browned steel blade with integral base dovetailed behind the muzzle.

Weighing in at 7.1 pounds the rifle has a trigger reach of 14", perfectly setup for today's average to larger sized shooter.

Expertly finished the curly maple stock is a warm brown with golden undertones that help exemplify the figure found across the stock. The buttstock is shaped with an incised molding along the toe. A similar molding extends down the forend of the rifle. The buttstock has a very modest curve to engage the shoulder in very late 18th and early 19th century fashion.

Here we have a close-up of the brass patchbox installed in the rifle. Well executed with piercings on the head and side panels. The patchbox is decorated with hand engraved flower and cross hatch designs. The door has a cam over center latch to reveal a felt lined cavity for storing flints, jag, or other shooting accessories.

Our top view of this American flint rifle shows the slender buttstock with offset cheek piece. The buttplate comb is neatly paneled with a wedding band transition to the stock. The slender wrist flares into the lock panels that taper widest at the rear. The flared thumbnail tang is secured with a domed head tang bolt fitted with the slot aligned with the barrel.

From below the decorative brass toeplate and delicate triggerguard can be seen. Held in position by two screws, the toeplate protects that fragile area of the stock that come into constant contact with the ground during the loading and cleaning processes. The slender triggerguard is neatly polished bright.

Well ahead and out of the picture two forward pipes and one entry pipe hold the 5/16" wooden ramrod in position. Ever so slightly tapered, the ramrod has a brass tip that is threaded to accept 8-32 male attachments. A brass muzzlecap has also been installed to finish out the stock at the muzzle end.

Finished brown to match the barrel, the Jim Chambers small Siler flintlock has a crisp action and a well hardened frizzen. When using our best 5/8" knapped English gun flints, #FLINT-ENG-5, the lock will throw a shower of sparks into the pan. The curled trigger is pinned to provide good leverage against the sear.

A stainless steel touch hole liner is fitted to the barrel. The touch hole liner is concave inside and brings the main powder charge very close to the incandescent heat of the priming flash. Well positioned on the center of the pan, slightly above the pan to frizzen joint, sometimes called the "sunset" position. The vent hole is centered on the heat of the priming flash, for instant ignition.

The brass sideplate of the rifle is shaped with sweeping curves and a square tail in the style of John Sheetz. The sideplate is hand engraved with a flower and vine design. The cheek is inlaid with a brass Hunter's star engraved with a star burst design on the center. The square cheek is shaped with a stepped molded edge.

This longrifle is new, unfired. 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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