Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Lehigh Valley Longrifle by Wayne Blaker

This .50 caliber Lehigh Valley longrifle is stocked in a nicely figured curly piece of maple and trimmed in brass furniture. The striped figure has nice contrast from muzzle to butt when viewed in bright daylight. The buttstock is fitted with a sliding wood patchbox. The Jim Chamber's late Ketland lock, and Getz straight octagon barrel are finished to a silvery gray patina. This classic golden age longrifle is neatly built and signed by contemporary builder Wayne Blaker

The custom made 42" length by 13/16" straight octagon barrel by Getz Barrel Company is cut rifled with a .50 caliber bore. The .50 caliber bore has seven lands and grooves with a slow twist for a tightly patched round ball. The bore is bright in as new condition.

Copy and photos from Track of the Wolf.

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