York County Longrifle,
.45 caliber, 42" Green Mountain barrel,
Siler flintlock, engraved brass, curly maple,
used, signed D.R. Davison
Part Number: AAU-543
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Constructed in the manner of those longrifles originally built in York County, Pennsylvania, this rifle is neatly assembled and signed D.R. Davison on the top flat of the barrel. The curly maple stock is stained and finished to best display the figure over the length of the stock. The rifle is trimmed in brass furniture accented with hand engraving. The large Siler flintlock and Green Mountain barrel are both finished to a dark brown, with some patina from handling, firing, and cleaning. Weighing in at 9.4 pounds, the rifle has a trigger reach of 13-1/2", well suited for today's average sized shooter.

The Green Mountain .45 caliber cut rifled barrel measures a full 42" by 7/8" octagon. Rifled with eight lands and grooves with a 1 in 60" twist for patched round ball. Green Mountain 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. We recommend our .440" pure lead round ball, patched with .017" Ox-Yoke ticking, lubricated with our Mink Oil patch grease, or other animal fat lubricant, if you require best accuracy. A flat top rear sight is dovetailed 12-1/2" ahead of the breech. A iron blade front sight is dovetailed 2" behind the muzzle. The front sight face has been coated with white paint.

This rifle shows a blend of Germanic and English influence common on rifles from the York County, Pennsylvania region. The stock is stained to a dark brown and the striking figure is best viewed in bright daylight. The brass buttplate is well fitted to the stock. The buttplate comb is shaped with broad flats accented with hand engraving and a wedding band transition. Ahead of the comb the wrist sweeps up to the flared tang of the breech. The wrist is fitted with an oval thumbpiece hand engraved J. M. The tang and barrel are finished to a dark brown with a small amount of patina from use.

A hand engraved brass toeplate is fitted to protect the toe of the rifle. The polished brass triggerguard has engraved moldings on the finials and bow. The pins that secure the barrel stand proud of the wood. This appears to be a deliberate choice, as they all stand equal and the ends are rounded. Other pinned furniture such as the ramrod pipes have the pins finished below the wood. The forend of the rifle has a incised molding from the ramrod entry pipe to the muzzle cap. A sheet brass muzzle cap protects the end grain of the stock. Three ramrod pipes with ringed ends and flats secure the ramrod to this rifle. The 3/8" diameter ramrod is fitted with a brass tip with 8-32 threads for loading and cleaning accessories. The sideplate is inlet into the side panel and secured with small screws that have been filed flush the sideplate. The sideplate is accented with hand engraving. The buttstock is shaped with a molded cheek and incised carved C scrolls behind the cheek. The carving is well executed with even line weights.

This rifle is fitted with a large Siler flintlock. This lock captures the styling used on many American longrifles. Most flint locks were imported from England or Europe, for use by American gunmakers. The frizzen spring has been filed with a decorative molding. The lock has a small amount of patina on the brown finish from firing and cleaning. We recommend using our best English 3/4" hand knapped Tom Fuller flints. The stainless steel vent hole is well positioned both horizontally and vertically on the pan, centered on the heat of the flash. If your flint gun 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 double lever double set trigger is properly adjusted to fire set or unset and also allows the lock to be cocked, or the trigger set, in any sequence. Adjust the screw between the two triggers, inboard to reduce set trigger release pressure, our outboard to require a stronger pressure. The set trigger can provide very light release, perhaps an ounce or two, for accurate aimed shooting during pleasant weather.

In excellent condition, this contemporary longrifle will be a joy to shoot! The lucky buyer will own a treasure that will last a lifetime, and his heirs will raise toasts to his good taste, far into the future. 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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