Virginia Longrifle,
.50 caliber, 42" swamped octagon barrel,
flint lock, curly maple, brass trim, engraved,
by Guido Guinart
Part Number: AAR-339
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This Virginia longrifle is stocked in curly maple stained to a warm brown, that nicely contrasts with the bright finish of the barrel and lock. The Larry Zornes lock is beautifully engraved by master engraver Charlie Maggart. This rifle was neatly built by contemporary builder Guido Ginuart. The weight is 10.1 pounds and the trigger reach is 15" making this rifle set up for a very tall shooter.

The Rice 42" swamped .50 caliber barrel is cut rifled with seven lands and square grooves. The barrel measures 1-3/4" at the breech for strength, tapers to a narrow waist to reduce weight, and flares at the muzzle to align the sights. Twist is 1 turn in 66 inches, for .490 diameter round ball. Rice Muzzle Loading Rifle Barrels are set between centers and milled octagonal, insuring a centered bore, concentric with the exterior, with no "run-out". Each barrel is stress relieved in an atmosphere controlled electric furnace, to eliminate work hardening or barrel warp, and to dampen harmonic vibrations or barrel whip.

After the rifling has been cut, each bore is "ball burnished". A carbide bore-sizing die is pulled through the barrel, to insure bore dimension uniformity, eliminating any tight or loose spots inside the barrel. This critical procedure leaves the top of the lands smooth and polished, equaling the traditional lead lapping procedure. Rice barrels are Match grade quality, with bench rest capability. Rice barrels do not require lapping or extensive shooting to break-in.

The bore is bright and has been well maintained. The exterior is polished bright and the barrel is unsigned. A blued iron blade front sight is dovetailed 1-1/2" behind the muzzle. A blued flat top rear sight is dovetailed 12" ahead of the breech.

The curly maple stock is oil finished to best display the contrasting figure over the length of the stock. It contrasts nicely with the brightly finished lock and barrel. The wide flat buttplate has been neatly engraved and has a wedding band transition to the comb. The raised carving which decorates the transition from wrist to comb can be seen before flowing down into the buttstock. The thumbnail finial of the flared tang is surrounded with a large raised and incised carved scroll design. A beautifully engraved brass wrist inlay is set just behind the carving. The classic longrifle cheek piece is surrounded by attractive raised carved C scrolls.

The bottom view reveals the Germanic style engraved brass triggerguard, with curled spoon on the end of the offset grip rail. The triggerguard bow in neatly hand engraved. A scroll engraved brass toeplate protects this delicate area of the stock while loading. The forend is slim and graceful, with raised carving around the brass entry skirt that transitions into incised carving that runs along the entire length of the forearm. A brass muzzle cap is installed to protect the end grain of the forestock. The barrel is served by a 3/8" diameter wooden ramrod. The ramrod is fitted with a brass tip threaded 8-32 for loading and cleaning accessories. The ramrod passes through two brass octagon ramrod pipes with wedding bands on each end and a matching entry pipe.

Ignition is provided by a Larry Zornes English style lock. This lock is beautifully polished and engraved by master engraver Charlie Maggart. The lock has a strong mainspring and functions as it should to provide a shower of sparks. Raised carving around the lock panels are delicate and quite attractive, when held in hand. The Germanic style brass sideplate dominates the side panel and has been neatly hand engraved. Two large lock bolts engage the lock opposite.

The White Lighting vent liner is 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.

R.E. Davis double lever double set triggers fire set or unset, for target match shooting, or cold weather hunting with gloved fingers. Turn the set screw, between the two triggers, inboard, until the rear trigger is disabled. After hunting, return the screw to its normal position, and adjust it to make your set trigger as strong or as feather light as you prefer, within the limits of safe use.

This Virginia longrifle is neatly and professionally built and engraved. It is set up perfectly for a taller shooter and with its swamped barrel, it will be a joy to shoot! 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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