Southern Mountain Longrifle,
.50 caliber, 44" Rice swamped barrel,
deluxe Siler flint lock, curly maple, forged iron trim, used
Part Number: AAR-491
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This attractive Southern Mountain flintlock .50 caliber longrifle is trimmed in hand forged iron furniture, and stocked in curly maple. The lines of the rifle is influenced by examples by Richard Allen and the cheek piece has an Eastern Tennessee influence. Many period rifles from the Appalachians were assembled with imported English locks. This rifle is fitted with a Jim Chambers deluxe Siler flintlock, which is mated to a double lever double set trigger. This used rifle has a nicely aged patina on both the lock, stock, barrel as well as the wood. Trigger reach is 13-1/2", to fit today's average size shooter. Weight is just over 7.7 pounds, so you can carry it all day. The rifle balances nicely in your hands, just behind the rear sight.

The 44" swamped octagon Rice Barrel Company gives this longrifle a modest weight, making it easy to handle. The .50 caliber bore is cut rifled with seven lands and grooves. The round bottom grooves are cut .016" deep, with a 1 turn in 66" for a tightly patched 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.

This curly maple stock has been stained with Aquafortis to a warm brown with golden undertones to best display the figure over the length of the rifle. Maple is a very correct choice for stock wood, often found on antique Southern rifles. The stock is fitted with a hand forged crescent buttplate to securely engage the shooter's shoulder. The wrist tapers into the lock panels, which flare widest at the rear in early longrifle fashion.

The barrel is fitted with a pointed straight tang breech plug. The barrel and iron hardware are finished to a brown with the edges worn to a silvery gray patina. The semi buckhorn rear sight is dovetailed 14-1/4" ahead of the breech. Shooters with corrective lenses or "older" eyes will find the extra distance from the breech easier to use. A handmade coin silver blade front sight with brass base is dovetailed behind the muzzle.

The square toeplate helps to protect the toe of the stock from damage when it is in contact with the ground during loading and cleaning. The hand forged iron triggerguard has a slender grip rail with curved spoon at the end. The triggerguard is mounted with two steel screws in traditional fashion. The metal patch just ahead of the triggerguard covers a area of run-out where the ramrod hole became exposed during shaping. The 3/8" diameter ramrod is mounted through two forward ramrod pipes, and a entry pipe. The entry pipe is shaped with a raised thumbnail skirt. The ramrod is fitted with a long brass ramrod tip. The ramrod does not have any provisions for threaded accessories in antique fashion.

Ignition for the rifle is provided by this Jim Chamber's deluxe Siler flintlock. Notice the slightly taller cock, top jaw and jaw screw, which sweep the frizzen from a higher point with more velocity, for better sparking. The result is a good sparking lock that will surely ignite your priming charge. We recommend our #FLINT-ENG-6 3/4" knapped English flints for best performance in this lock. A stainless steel vent liner is well positioned on the side of the barrel. 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 lock is mated to a double lever double set trigger. These triggers are tuned to fire from the set position only. The lock can be cocked before or after setting the trigger, but the triggers will only fire the rifle from the set position. The small screw between the triggers adjusts the set trigger engagement, inboard decreases the pressure and outboard increases pressure.

This .50 caliber rifle has a modest weight that makes it easy to carry and handle. Shaped from a blank with hand forged furniture. Regular use and handling will age this rifle to give it the patina of a fine original. 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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