Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Christian Spring after Andreas Albrecht

This rifle qualifies as a one of a kind piece. The barrel was copied from an original taken from a 1760s rifle. The handmade lock was also patterned from an original of the same period. The butt plate and trigger guard were sand cast, and the ramrod thimbles are made with "stepped" inside diameter, yielding a continuously tapered ramrod. Stained with aqua fortis and finished with leaded linseed oil, this "slightly antiqued" piece contains the best features of period gunsmithing.