Colonial Longrifle,
.50 caliber, 44" swamped barrel,
round faced flintlock, curly maple, polished brass, used
Part Number: AAU-077
Availability: In Stock
Price: $1,619.00
Stocked in curly maple and trimmed in brightly polished brass furniture. The Colerain swamped barrel and round faced English flintlock are finished to a dark brown. The trigger reach is about 13-5/8" to fit today's average shooter. Weight is 9 pounds.

This longrifle is fitted with a 44" swamped octagon barrel. The swamped octagon barrel is thickest at the breech, tapers to a narrow waist, and flares at the muzzle. The .50 caliber bore is cut rifled with seven lands and radius grooves with a slow twist for a tightly patched round ball. The bore is bright and has been well maintained. The radius groove rifling makes the bore easier to clean by eliminating the sharp inside corner that can accumulate fouling. The exterior of the barrel is finished to a dark brown. A flat top rear sight is dovetailed 13" ahead of the breech. Shooters with corrective lenses or "older" eyes will find this extra distance from the breech easier to use. A brass blade front sight with integral base is dovetailed behind the barrel. The front sight is inverted.

This longrifle rifle has a comfortable wide flat buttplate, probably circa 1750 to 1780. The buttplate is buffed to a bright finish. Inletting on the buttplate is fair with some gaps along the comb near the heel. The comb of the buttstock has swell near the wrist. The toe also swells before transitioning to the wrist. The upper wrist has some scuff marks. The buttstock is fitted with a Virginia style brass patchbox. The head is mounted with three brass screws. The patchbox has a button release in the comb of the buttplate. Firm pressure will release the patchbox door to reveal a deep cut cavity for storing shooting accessories. Lock panels gently taper widest at the rear in early long gun fashion.

The bottom view reveals the short brass toeplate with decorative finial. The triggerguard is buffed bright and has a large bow with offset grip rail. The forend has a slight swell to the profile. The ramrod pipes are brass with a raised thumbnail skirt on the entry pipe. The 3/8" diameter ramrod is fitted with a brass tip for 8-32 threaded loading and cleaning accessories. The end of the stock does not have a muzzle cap fitted, and the end grain has some marks. The side panel is fitted with a sheet brass sideplate shaped with sweeping curves with acorn finial ends. Fire blued lock bolts engage the lock opposite.

Ignition for the rifle is provided by a Jim Chambers' English Fowler lock finished brown to match the barrel. Expertly constructed the lock has strong internals. The frizzen spring is neatly shaped with a decorative finial. The pan has a bridle arm to support the frizzen pivot screw, not always found on early English locks. The plate has an integral pan, and the frizzen is tightly fitted. We recommend our 7/8" knapped English gun flints, #FLINT-ENG-7, for best performance in this rifle. There are a few inletting gaps along the lower tail edge of the plate. The vent hole has been internally coned to provide good ignition. 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 single wide curled trigger has good leverage, giving this rifle an easy trigger release, and good feel.

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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Elk River, MN 55330-1773

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