Carolina Longrifle,
.40 caliber, 42" Colerain barrel,
L&R Durs Egg flint lock, maple, forged iron trim,
rotating wood patchbox, new, unfired, by T. Kramer
Part Number: AAS-180
Availability: In Stock
Price: $1,879.00
This Carolina .40 caliber longrifle is trimmed in hand forged iron furniture and stocked in maple. The rifle is fitted with an L&R Durs Egg flint lock. Many antique Carolina rifles are assembled with imported English locks. Not a low cost poor boy style rifle, this is a full dressed best quality Southern rifle. Neatly hand made by contemporary builder T. Kramer. Trigger reach is 13-1/4", to fit today's average size shooter. Weight is a modest 7.7 pounds. The rifle balances nicely in your hands, just ahead of the rear sight. This rifle is as-new having been test fired by the maker.

The .40 caliber 13/16" straight Colerain barrel is 42" long. Colerain rifle barrels are drilled from solid steel, cut rifled with six “round bottom" grooves with a 1 in 56" twist for a tightly patched round ball. The “radius groove rifling", Colerain uses eliminates the sharp inside corner that accumulates fouling. Colerain rifle barrels are the favorite choice of today's best muzzle loading gun makers, because knowledgeable shooters demand Colerain's accuracy, inside and outside. The barrel is finished to a pleasant silvery gray. The flat top rear sight is dovetailed 9-1/2" from the breech. The brass blade front sight is dovetailed 2-1/4" behind the muzzle.

Shaped from a blank this curly maple stock is stained to a warm brown with a golden undertone. The stock has been hand scraped smooth and finished with a rubbed oil finish. Maple is a very correct choice for stock wood, often found on antique Southern rifles. The stock is fitted with a gently curved hand forged steel buttplate, and classic hand forged Southern style triggerguard. The buttstock is fitted with a rotating wood patchbox in the style of the Deep River school. The tapered door pivots on the screw at the center of the tear drop inlay. Compress the latch toward the door and rotate the door down toward the toe to reveal two deep cavities for storing flints, jags, or other shooting accessories.

The bottom view reveals the short steel toeplate secured with two screws. The toe of the rifle is fitted with an inlaid Christian cross. The hand forged triggerguard is neatly shaped and brazed together. The wooden ramrod is mounted through three ramrod pipes. The ramrod tip is threaded 8-32 to accept loading and cleaning accessories. Notice how the slender lock panels top edge is a continuation of the line created by the side and off flat of the barrel. This ideal architecture gives the rifle a slender graceful appearance. The buttstock is shaped with a square cheek piece for the shooter to comfortably align the sights.

Ignition is provided by the L&R Durs Egg flint lock. The lock plate has a distinctive English styling, correct for use on Southern rifles of this late flint era. Tuned for best performance, this lock will spark well, and put a shower of sparks in the pan. The lock is neatly inlet and finished to a silvery gray to match the barrel. The single trigger is correctly positioned, and releases smoothly. Fast ignition is assured by the vent liner, positioned well above the bottom of the pan, centered on the heat of the flash. If your flint longrifle suffers from that infamous slow whoosh-bang ignition delay, study the work of today's best gun makers, and position your vent well centered on the pan, high above the bottom, to serve as a window on the center of the flash.

This Carolina longrifle is very neatly assembled with well fitted parts by a skilled contemporary builder. The bore is bright in as-new condition. 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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