Forty-two years ago, I was introduced to a rifle that has fascinated me through all the years – one attributed to being built by Virginia maker, Phillip Sheetz. A plain gun, iron mounted – no frills, no carving but a beautiful gun indeed. The stock profile and iron work intrigued and drew me to the gun.
Through the years, every time I came in contact with the rifle, I photographed it and measured it with the intention of building a copy for myself. Well, that never happened but what’s better, is that I talked Ian Pratt into building a close copy of the rifle, which he did and I took delivery of it a short while ago. As with all Ian’s creative work, he knocked it out of the park and delivered just what I wanted. Here it is. Thanks Ian.
Copy and photographs supplied by David Wright.
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