Friday, June 25, 2010

Transitional Longrifle by Eric Kettenburg

.54 caliber, Berks County, flintlock, longrifle. 38" Colerain swamped barrel, nicely tuned lock. All furniture hand-made by Eric. A good shooter and a joy to carry in the woods, this rifle features moderate distressing, making it a fine example of a firearm used on the frontier. Well executed moulding around the lock flats, tang, ramrod chanel and lower buttstock--raised carving behind the cheek piece. Sliding wood patchbox has Exodus 15:2 engraved on it ("the Lord is my strength and is now become my salvation.") The breech end of the barrel has the words (in small lettering) Jehoval Jireh on it ("The Lord Provides".) The L.O.P. is 13 and 3/4.

Copy and photos by Mark Sage.

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