Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Longrifle,
.50 caliber 42" barrel,
Chambers' flintlock, curly maple, brass,
used, signed by Clay Smith
Part Number: AAR-106
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This fine trade rifle by contemporary maker Clay Smith is styled after the Lancaster County Pennsylvania rifles made for the Indian fur trade in the 1810-1840 period. You can find examples of the antique rifles showcased in the book For Trade and Treaty. Not a copy of a specific rifle, similarly styled rifles were made by a number of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania makers for the American Fur Company, private fur traders and the commercial market. This .50 caliber longrifle would make a great hunting rifle and is appropriate for many frontier and native historical portrayals. Trigger reach is 13" to fit today's average size shooter. Weight is 8 pounds.

The heart of the rifle is a 42" by 7/8" straight octagon .50 caliber Long Hammock barrel. The cut rifled barrel has six lands and grooves with a slow twist for a tightly patched round ball. The bore is bright and has been well maintained. We recommend our .490" pure lead round ball, patched with .018" Ox-Yoke ticking, lubricated with our Mink Oil patch grease, or other animal fat lubricant, if you require best accuracy. The barrel is finished to a charcoal blue, a period bluing technique. The straight 7/8" octagon barrel gives the rifle a modest weight without being overly muzzle heavy. The barrel is fitted with a flat top rear sight dovetailed 11-1/4" ahead of the breech and a silver blade front sight with brass base dovetailed 2" behind the muzzle. The top flat is signed by the maker between the breech and rear sight.

The curly maple stock has been stained to a dark brown, the stock has narrowly spaced bands of iridescent figure that are visible as the rifle is turned in bright daylight. The stock is finished to a satin sheen and displays only a few minor marks from use. The comb of the brass butt plate is filed with five flats and a has a wedding band transition to the comb of the stock. The buttplate has a well aged patina as well as some dark streaks from water with black powder residue wetting it. The stock finish also has a matching, streak that is very faint along the comb up to the breech. The cheek is angled to the rear, to recoil away from your face, an ingenious feature found on better rifles. The rifle's brass work is neatly filed with crisp flats, burnished, then aged to a dark patina. The 3/8" diameter ramrod is tapered to a 5/16" diameter ramrod and fitted with a brass tip with 8-32 threads for loading and cleaning accessories. The side panel is fitted with a square tail brass sideplate in Lancaster County , Pennsylvania fashion.

Ignition for the rifle is provided by this Jim Chamber's Deluxe Siler flint lock. Notice the tall cock, top jaw and jaw screw, which sweep the frizzen from a higher point with more velocity, for better sparking. This lock has a good strong mainspring and should send a shower of sparks flying when the flint and frizzen connect. We recommend our 3/4" knapped English flints for best performance in this smoothbore. The lock is finished to a charcoal blue. The single trigger is pinned high to provide good leverage against the sear and crisp release.

A stainless steel vent liner is drilled in the side flat of the barrel. The vent is well positioned both horizontally and vertically on the pan. 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.

A finely made flint lock, 50 caliber Lancaster County, Pennsylvania trade rifle by contemporary gun maker Clay Smith that you will be proud to own, shoot, and display. 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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Trapper's MINK OIL TALLOW,
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Cleaning Patches, 2-1/2" diameter, bag of 100, pure cotton flannel, for .45 to .58 caliber
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