Southern Mountain Longrifle,
.40 caliber, 41" Green Mountain barrel,
Robbins flintlock, maple, forged iron trim,
new, unfired, by T. Kramer
Part Number: AAS-912
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This Southern Mountain .40 caliber longrifle is trimmed in hand forged iron furniture and stocked in maple. The rifle is fitted with a Robbins flintlock. 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 7.0 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 Green Mountain barrel is 41" long. Green Mountain Muzzle Loading Rifle Barrels are machined from high quality American made bar stock, A.I.S.I. 1137 modified, stress relieved, annealed, certified rifle barrel quality steel. All barrels are drilled from solid stock, reamed to a high degree of smoothness, then optically checked for straightness. Very close tolerances are maintained. The barrel is finished to a pleasant silvery gray. The flat top rear sight is dovetailed 10" from the breech. The top of the rear sight base is stamped with a Christian fish symbol. The brass blade front sight is dovetailed 1-1/2" 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 round 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 hand forged triggerguard is neatly shaped and brazed together. The wooden ramrod is mounted through three ramrod pipes. The brass ramrod tip is threaded 8-32 to accept loading and cleaning accessories. The lock is retained to the stock with two simple iron inlays. The buttstock is shaped with a square cheek piece for the shooter to comfortably align the sights.

Ignition for the gun is provided by this flint lock by H.W. Robbins, similar to imported English locks of the 18th century. 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. 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.

The R. E. Davis double lever double set triggers will fire from a set or unset position. Adjust the screw between the two triggers, inboard to reduce set trigger release pressure, our outboard to require a stronger pressure. When screwed fully inboard, the adjustment screw disables the rear trigger, so the rifle must be fired from the front trigger, which requires about a four pound pull for release. It is wise to disable the rear trigger, when hunting in very cold weather. But the set trigger can provide very light release, perhaps an ounce or two, for accurate aimed shooting during pleasant weather.

This Southern Mountain 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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