Friday, February 19, 2010

Keith Lisle Upper East Tennessee Longrifle

Fiddleback Black Walnut Stock.
Rice .50 cal "B" weight Swamped Barrel x 44".
Modified Chambers Ketland Flintlock.
Chambers White Lightning Vent Liner.
Modified Davis Set Triggers.
Extended Over-the-Comb Tang.
Handmade Nosecap, RR pipes, Patchbox, Toeplate, Sideplate, and Triggerguard.
Toeplate and Buttplate Copper Riveted.
All iron is aged.

Weight 7.5#
LOP is 13 3/4"
Drop at Heel is 3 5/8"
LOP 13 3/4

This is the latest Tennessee rifle I finished. It has a unique piece of black walnut as it was fiddleback from tip to tip. To this day it amazes me how you start with such a large blank & end up with such a slim rifle. I look at it now & think "Dang, I should have gotten 2 rifles out of that big blank " !!

Copy and photos supplied by Keith Lisle (aka Birddog6). More of Keith's work can be seen at his web site Custom Muzzleloaders.

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