Virginia longrifle,
.50 caliber, 36" octagon barrel,
Siler flint lock, maple, iron trim,
used, by Matt Avance
Part Number: AAR-078
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Stocked in curly maple, stained to a best reveal the figure, this iron trimmed flint longrifle is made in the Virginia style. The iron buttplate is wide and flat to best spread the recoil over a large area. The .50 caliber straight octagon barrel is 36" length. Assembled by M. Avance this rifle is signed on the top flat of the barrel and typical of this popular maker's work. This rifle is very lightly used with only a few marks on the frizzen face. Trigger reach is 13-3/4" to fit today's man size shooter. The rifle weighs 7.7 pounds.

Ready to shoot, the 36" long straight octagon barrel is cut rifled with six lands and grooves with a slow twist for a tightly patched round ball. The bore is bright and well maintained. The barrel is finished to a smooth brown finish. The breech has a scar on the quarter flat from a flint striking it. An iron blade front sight with integral base is dovetailed 1-1/2" behind the muzzle and a rear sight is mounted 10" forward of the breech.

The maple stock is stained a dark golden brown, and rubbed back to best reveal the figure. The lock, iron furniture, and barrel are all browned to dark contrasting color. The buttstock is fitted with a wide flat buttplate to spread the felt recoil over a large area. The buttplate is finished with five flats and a wedding band. The iron furniture has a smooth dark brown finish. The straight tang of the barrel is retained by a single tang bolt. The triggerguard has a wide open bow for the early style double lever double set triggers. No toeplate is fitted, instead the toe of the buttplate stands just above the wood to provide a small amount of protection. An entry pipe with long skirt, and two forward pipes mount the 3/8" ramrod. The ramrod is fitted with a brass tip with 10-32 threads to accept loading and shooting accessories. The iron sideplate is inlet flush with the side panel. The buttstock is shaped with a cheek piece for a right hand shooter.

Sure-fire ignition is provided by this large Siler flint lock. Finished in brown, the lock plate has a hand forged appearance, and has been browned to a matte textured non-glare surface finish. We recommend our 3/4" knapped English flints for use with this lock. Fast ignition is assured by the slotted 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 double lever double set triggers have a long Germanic style rear trigger. These set triggers are properly tuned to fire from the set, or unset position. You can set the triggers with the cock in any position, although the half cock position requires firm pressure due to the minimal clearance with the sear. 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. The set trigger can provide very light release, perhaps an ounce or two, for accurate aimed shooting during pleasant weather.

We recommend simple and attractive Virginia rifle the French & Indian War era reenactor or the Revolutionary War volunteer, seeking a suitable gun for militia duty. 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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