I made the rifle in 1999 during my prolific period. Ha! I was making 3-4 guns a year at that time. It is made in the style of the 18th century maker Berlin from the upper Lehigh Valley of PA. Early gun say 1760-70, heavy butt, thick wrist with curl from end to end, large caliber (.54), 44" octagon to round rifled barrel. Big medicine for Indians, Frenchies and Red Coats. It has great patina, some I induced during construction and more that has come honestly by the use of the owner. It has seen many days hunting, living history outings and daily use during the employment of the owner that worked at Manskers Station.
I will be bringing it with me to the CLA show.
Copy by Ric Lambert. Photographed at the 2013 Lake Cumberland Show by Jan Riser.