Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Ian Pratt

The rifle leans heavily toward North Carolina but there are obvious traits from elsewhere. It has an aged finish, not beat to death looking but like a well loved piece that had stayed in the family and used for many years. The muzzle is coned deeply to allow for some radical filing at the muzzle – not decorative but to make it appear as if the gun had been freshed out repeatedly over time right up to to its usable limit. The muzzle is also dinged and worn to look like rod wear.

Copy by Ian Pratt and photos by Maryellen Pratt.


  1. Ian...this is fantastic usual!
    Any chance of seeing a photograph of your muzzle treatment?


  2. Beautiful example of a style of rifle that many folks were not aware of until Bill Ivey's book came out a few years ago - the iron mounted piedmont North Carolina style - I got to handle this rifle at the CLA last year and it is just a super piece.


  3. This is one beautiful rifle! I think I've found the direction to take with a curly ash blank I've been hoarding.

  4. Love to know how the catch on the wood box works, I assume it is a spring but how does it keep from scratching the stock as it swings down?