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.

Virginia Rifle

This rifle was built for a friend from Canada. It was based on an original rifle from the Virginia area built in the 4th quarter of the 18th century. The rifle was dubbed "woodsrunner" by Earl Lanning. This copy was built without a patch box, in walnut.....a no frills working gun, light weight and easy to shoulder. The owner says it is a delight to shoot.