Left Hand Tennessee Mountain Rifle,
.36 caliber, 44" Rice straight octagon barrel,
Siler percussion lock, curly maple, brass & iron trim,
used, marked C.D. Walker
Part Number: AAR-224
Availability: In Stock
Price: $1,689.00
Order Quantity:
This attractive Southern Mountain rifle is stamped C.D. Walker on the top flat of the barrel. The rifle is stocked in curly maple and trimmed in hand made brass and iron furniture. Often referred to as a Tennessee style, this Southern rifle features a Siler mountain percussion lock mated to a .36 caliber by 44" straight octagon Rice barrel. Not a low cost poor boy style rifle, this is a full dressed best Southern rifle with best quality parts to create a truly authentic rifle. Trigger reach is 13-3/4" to fit today's average size shooter. This small caliber longrifle weighs 8.2 pounds and balances just ahead of the ramrod entry pipe.

The .36 caliber Rice 44" straight octagon barrel is cut rifled with cut rifled with six lands and grooves. Grooves are cut .011" deep, with square bottom rifling, twist is 1 turn in 48 inches. 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 flat top rear sight is mounted 10" ahead of the breech. Shooters with "older" eyes or corrective lenses will find this extra distance from the breech easier to use. The front sight is a silver blade with a brass base.

This curly maple stock is stained to best display the narrowly space tiger stripe figure. Curly maple is a very correct choice for stock wood, often found on original Tennessee rifles. The buttstock is fitted with a hand made steel buttplate with a gentle curve to engage the shooter's shoulder. The hand made Tennessee style triggerguard has a large bow to accept the double lever double set triggers and long grip rail with curled spoon.

Formed from brass sheet the long slender "Bean of Tennessee" style patchbox is inlet flush with the stock. The head is neatly mounted with two steel screws. A small spring latch at the tail secures the door. Beneath the door is a cut cavity for storing flints, patches, or other shooting accessories.

One of the interesting hand made features of this rifles is the long "lollipop" tang of the breech plug that extends down the wrist ending in a ball end finial The chocolate brown color of the barrel, and iron hardware has a very slight patina with the edges worn bright as if the rifle had been handled for years.

The bottom view reveals the short iron toeplate, securely mounted with two iron screws. A small hand shaped brass diamond inlay is fitted at the mid point of the toe. The Tennessee style triggerguard is retained by two screws, in traditional fashion.

All of the ramrod pipes are hand made from sheet brass. The the rifle is fitted with two forward pipes and a short entry pipe without a skirt, sometimes found on Southern rifles. The ramrod is fitted with a brass tip with 8-32 threads for loading and cleaning accessories. We would highly recommend keeping this well fitted ramrod with the rifle and using a bench rod to load and clean the bore after use. A single lock bolt retains the lock on this well dressed Southern Mountain longrifle. The brass lozenge style sideplate is mounted flush with the side panel. The hand scraped finish is evident on the comb of the stock as it is rolled in the light. The square cheek gives the shooter a comfortable rest to align the sights. The stock is decorated with a hand cut diamond inlay on the cheek, and a moon inlay behind the cheek.

Ignition is provided by this left hand Siler Mountain caplock. This lock is a classic design, circa 1830 - 1850 style, with rounded tail, and notched for a powder drum. Finished to a dark brown with a slight aged patina, the lock has a strong mainspring, and short hammer travel, for fast lock time. The drum is well supported by the lock plate.

The double lever double set trigger is properly adjusted to allow the lock to be cocked, or the trigger set, in any sequence. Correct geometry gives this rifle a very smooth trigger release. 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.

Assembled for quality parts this left hand .36 caliber Southern Mountain longrifle has a used but well maintained appearance with some light patina on the browned barrel and furniture. The bore is bright and has been well maintained. 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.

Ready to order? Click VIEW CART in the upper right of the screen, review items and quantities, then click CHECK OUT. Enter your name, address, and billing information for prompt shipment. Or, PRINT your order after entering your address, attach your check or money order, and send it by mail. Shipping cost is displayed after you enter your address.

Our web site displays actual in stock status, up-to-the-minute price, and shipping cost to every address in the USA and MOST OTHER COUNTRIES. International shipping cost for extra long or heavy parcels are determined after we weigh the parcel.

Ten day inspection begins at delivery. Send your approval. Else return it for same day refund, if not delighted. Postage is your only risk.

.350" round balls, pure lead, Hornady, per 100
.350" round balls, pure lead, Hornady, per 100
Part Number: BALL-350
Availability: In Stock
Price: $8.19
Order Quantity:
Track's best Black Powder BORE CLEAN Solvent, with flip-top spout
Track's best Black Powder BORE CLEAN Solvent, with flip-top spout
Part Number: BORE-CLEAN
Availability: In Stock
Price: $3.99
Order Quantity:
Track's Catalog 18,
432 pages, full color,
filled with Exact Full Size Photos
of most gun parts.
Track's Catalog 18, 432 pages, full color, filled with Exact Full Size Photos of most gun parts.
Part Number: CATALOG-18
Availability: In Stock
Price: $10.00
Order Quantity:
Flush Nipple,
1/4-28 thread,
stainless steel, with 1/4" square shank for nipple wrench,
with tubing, fits Thompson Center
Flush Nipple, 1/4-28 thread, stainless steel, with 1/4" square shank for nipple wrench, with tubing, fits Thompson Center
Part Number: FLUSH-RST
Availability: In Stock
Price: $3.99
Order Quantity:
Fouling Scraper, flat face, brass, .36 caliber, 8-32 thread
Fouling Scraper, flat face, brass, .36 caliber, 8-32 thread
Part Number: FS-36-8
Availability: In Stock
Price: $3.79
Order Quantity:
Jag, jagged cleaning tip, brass, .36 caliber, 5/16" rod, 8-32 thread
Jag, jagged cleaning tip, brass, .36 caliber, 5/16" rod, 8-32 thread
Part Number: JS-36-5-8
Availability: In Stock
Price: $3.99
Order Quantity:
Powder measure, brass, adjustable 0 to 120 grains, with spout
Powder measure, brass, adjustable 0 to 120 grains, with spout
Part Number: MAS-120
Availability: In Stock
Price: $14.99
Order Quantity:
Trapper's MINK OIL TALLOW,
patch grease,
for match shooting & cold weather hunting,
one 8 oz. tin
Trapper's MINK OIL TALLOW, patch grease, for match shooting & cold weather hunting, one 8 oz. tin
Part Number: MINK-OIL
Availability: In Stock
Price: $6.99
Order Quantity:
Shooting patches, .015" cotton, .30 - .39 caliber, per 100, dry
Shooting patches, .015" cotton, .30 - .39 caliber, per 100, dry
Part Number: OX-15-30-D
Availability: In Stock
Price: $3.19
Order Quantity:
Ramrod, 5/16" hickory, 48" long, brass tip, 8-32 thread
Ramrod, 5/16" hickory, 48" long, brass tip, 8-32 thread
Part Number: RAMROD-5-8-B
Availability: In Stock
Price: $15.99
Order Quantity:
Nipple, 1/4-28 thread, for standard rifle, #11 CCI cap, stainless steel
Cone length 0.440"Overall length: 0.635" Thread journal length: 0.195" Diameter of base: 0.307"
Nipple, 1/4-28 thread, for standard rifle, #11 CCI cap, stainless steel
  • Cone length 0.440"
  • Overall length: 0.635"
  • Thread journal length: 0.195"
  • Diameter of base: 0.307"
Part Number: RST-S
Availability: In Stock
Price: $4.99
Order Quantity:
Short Starter, patch & ball starter, 5/16" brass rod for .32 to .38 caliber.
Short Starter, patch & ball starter, 5/16" brass rod for .32 to .38 caliber.
Part Number: ST-5
Availability: In Stock
Price: $6.99
Order Quantity:
Patch puller, corkscrew worm, steel, brass base, 8-32 thread
Patch puller, corkscrew worm, steel, brass base, 8-32 thread
Part Number: WORM-CORK-8
Availability: In Stock
Price: $6.59
Order Quantity:
 
Track of the Wolf, Inc.
18308 Joplin St NW
Elk River, MN 55330-1773

For your convenience you can contact us via our on-line form
Contact the Webmaster if you have any problems with this site.
Privacy Policy        Copyright © 2018Track of the Wolf, Inc.
Accepted Credit Cards