I built this Lehigh styled rifle for my daughter. It's .40 caliber, with a 38" Getz barrel. I used a Chambers Late English lock, which has been modified for a Philadelphia Jacob Kuntz-like appearance. The rifle is a melding of three of my favorite artists of the past, Rupp and Kuntz for the stock shape, but the carving is pure wild man Neihart. The nosecap is a total wrap-around, with the sheet metal lapping inside the barrel channel, and riveted. I think this is the hardest nosecap I ever made. The finish is a spirit varnish with Dragon's Blood resin in the mix.
Copy and photos supplied by Tom Curran.