Styling from the 1760’s -1770’s -- Representative of rifles produced in many of the colonies during this time period.
$1050 Base Price Muzzleloader Kit Compontents
Barrel | 50, 54, and 58 caliber
43.25” custom profiled Rice barrels. Breech 1.125” and waist approximately .800”. 1/66 twist. A very nice contoured barrel. Comes standard in square bottom rifling. Round bottom rifling available at additional charge. Smooth bore special order. The breech plug comes fit and installed. Dovetails are cut and the surface is finely milled as seen in photos (but will need to be draw filed to attain finished surface).
Lock | Jim Kibler's CNC machined Round-Faced English Lock
From Jim Chambers' website: "During the 1740's, 50's and 60's, locks of this type were made in England and exported to America. These locks were used throughout the Colonies particularly on rifles, fowlers, trade guns, and military-style muskets made in Virginia, Maryland, and the Carolinas. With the start of the Revolutionary War in 1776, the exportation of military items to the Colonies ceased and after the war, when exports resumed, locks of this style were out of vogue in England. Therefore, we can assume that rifles made with this style of lock were probably made prior to the start of the Revolution."
The lock represents $200 of the $1050 kit price and is billed separately.
Touch Hole Liner | White Lightning
It's drilled and tapped for the touch hole liner, and it comes with a White Lightning liner, but it will need installed. These work well and provide for really fast ignition.
They are available in stainless or carbon steel. The stainless last longer but do not color or patina like carbon steel.
Stainless is standard, but if you would like carbon, please make a note when you order. There is no price difference.
Drop | Approximately 3 5/8"
Pull | 13 5/8" Drop | 2 3/4" Cast Off | 3/16"
Complete Rifle Weights |
Approximately 9 lb 10 oz in 50 caliber, 9 lb 5 oz in 54 caliber, slightly over 9 lbs in 58 caliber
Mountings | Custom made cast brass mountings
Trigger | Designed and made by Jim
Set up for a single trigger. Trigger plate is drilled and tapped
Inlets and Pre-Drilled Holes |
All parts are very closely inlet. Very little work will be needed to fit the parts. The surfaces are pretty close to final form as well.
Stock | Walnut, Cherry, or Maple with Upgrades Available
Standard grade maple stocks will have some figure, good hardness and reasonable grain flow. Walnut stocks will be selected for hardness, color and grain flow. A $100 and $225 stock wood upgrade is available for fancy and extra fancy maple.
Customer Supplied Stock | deduct $60 from $1050 kit price
If a customer desires to supply his or her own stock blank, they may do so. 2 1/2" by 60" by 7" minimum blank size.
We ask that a customer interested in this mail a stock blank to our shop. The address can be written directly on the wood.
PO Box 293
Hanoverton OH 44423