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32 CAL SOUTHERN by James Turpin

Offering for sale a very nice 32 caliber "JAMES TURPIN rifle." This a very thin & light rifle. It features a HOWARD KELLY 3/4 barrel 41 inches long. This barrel has very deep rifling and very smooth bore. I have shot this gun & it preforms very well. It also has a modified large Siler that is very fast. Davis set triggers and all hand forged hardware. The pull length is 13 & 1/12 inches. Stained dark for use in the woods.WE WILL ONLY SELL & SHIP IN THE US.--- SORRY--- Sales outside of the country for guns is now very difficult . We have additional photos available if requested. Asking $2800.00 FIRM. shipping & ins will be extra.

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Southern Mountain Rifle RJT# 3479 -

A .40 caliber custom made Tennessee style rifle by White Eye's Rifles Kalispell M.T. This attractive Southern Mountain percussion rifle is trimmed with perfectly browned iron furniture, and stocked in honey colored fine curly maple. The length of pull is 13 3/4 inches. The rifle has a superb rich finish with an understate elegance. Often referred to as a Tennessee style, this Southern rifle is fitted with a Siler lock,a 42 inch octagon WM LARGE barrel. All wood to metal fit is superior and precise, showing the hand of a master. Front sight is an iron blade dovetail to the barrel. Rear sight - 7/8 inch dovetail, browned steel, open, York County style. Features double set triggers. 57 inches overall length and weighs 8 1/2 lbs. The barrel has deep rifling a true round ball shooter. Bore shows no signs of wear or pitting. No rust or damage to wood. All hardware is iron : butt plate, pipe thimbles that holds ram rod. Is in perfect condition. Larger pictures at

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Ron Ehlert Buck's County Rifle

PRICE REDUCED!!!! This rifle was completed in January 1987 and I am selling it for a client of my dad's. Those that are aware of Ron's work can appreciate the artistic style of this rifle. For those not familiar with his work, the late Ron Ehlert was considered one of the top custom muzzleloading rifle makers in the world and has been featured in numerous publications and videos, including the Book of Buckskinning and American Pioneer videos. This rifle is .50 caliber. The overall length is 57 1/2 inches, length of pull is 14 inches, and the swamped barrel is 42 inches. Beautiful figure on the stock and wire inlay adorn the length of this rifle. The barrel has intricate bands at the breach and muzzle. This rifle does have a thumb piece inlay with the original owner's initials engraved. According to the owner, this rifle has never been fired, except by my father when sighting-in the rifle. I have more pictures that I can send to interested parties, including full length photos. I will ship in a locked aluminum case that must be returned to me. $4,900.00, plus shipping.

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54 smooth rifle

54 smooth rifle. built from blank. curly walnut, 46" Colerain oct round barrel, smoothbore. chambers round face English lock. 13 1/4 pull. asking 1,800 hundred plus shipping

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Longrifle by Ric Lambert

1770 or so Berlin profile flintlock longrifle built around 1999 in Davidson Co. TN. Octagon to round, rifled, 44", tapered and flared, 54 cal. barrel. Sugar maple stock has good curl through out whole stock. Brass furniture, Chambers Flat Faced Ketland lock. Sliding wooded patch box. Incised and relief carving along with forestock and lower buttstock molding stepped at wrist. This gun shoots well and and has artistic as well as honest patina. More photos can be viewed here;

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Plain Southern Rifle

This is my rendition of a rifle featured in "Muzzle Blasts" magazine volume I number 3. It came from the Deep River area of North Carolina. It wasn't my intention to make an exact copy, but rather to capture the flavor of the piece. This rifle has a sugar maple stock with 13 5/8" length of pull and 1/4" cast off with no nose cap or butt plate. The Rice barrel is 32 caliber 42" x 7/8". The lock is a slightly modified Chambers Late Ketland and the triggers are Davis. The rifle features hand forged trigger guard, copper thimbles and brass washers for the lock bolts. The front sight is German silver on a copper base and weighs not quite 8 lbs. The barrel and trigger guard are browned and the lock has been left in the white. The ramrod is hand split hickory. This rifle is new and has been test fired only. Some filing remains to be done on the front sight. Thanks for looking. deepdeep

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Steve Zihn .62 cal Transitional Flintlock Rifle

Unfortunately I am having a "wife wrecked my truck sale." This is a gorgeous rifle with some tasteful engraving, mill work on barrel, beautiful carving on a stunning piece of wood, horn nose cap, some silver inlay on the patch box. 13 1/4" length of pull, cast off for right handed shooter, bright and shiny bore, 37" swamped Bill Moody "Forsyth" rifled barrel for stout loads, some mill work at breech and muzzle, gold band at muzzle, sight has leaf for long range. This is a beautiful rifle with all the bells and whistles. The previous owner has even taken it Africa hunting to hunt big game. I have never even gotten around to shooting it, I've just admired and appreciated it for several years. Hate to let it go but I don't have much of a choice. More treasures to follow....

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Reading PA Rifle

I am offering this Reading PA rifle circa 1770.It been my personal hunting rifle for the last couple of years and it is time to pass it on.It is a close copy of an original Reading rifle featured in an article by George Shumway in the March 2000 Muzzle Blast.It is thought to have been made by Wolfgang Haga although no signed rifle by him are known which is not unusual for the period.It is stocked in walnut with a touch of curl as is the original.It features a 43” .54 cal Getz “Haga” barrel and a one of a kind custom lock made from a Chambers Gunmaker kit patterned after the lock on the J.Schriet rifle(circa 1760) .It does have some handling marks consistent with being hunted(and has taken deer) and the photographs are current.Many more pictures available on request and I would be glad to answer any questions you might have.$2500 plus shipping.Thanks for looking.

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Paul Bingham Smooth Rifle for sale

.54 smooth rifle built by Paul Bingham from Illinois. 44" octagon round barrel, Chambers round face lock, 13 5/8" trigger pull, stock is plain maple. Has some engraving by C. Edwards.

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St Louis Hawken

This Hawken rifle was assembled using parts from the Hawken Shop. All castings were made from an original Hawken Rifle. The Barrel was made by Ed Rayl and is a 1 1/8"x1" straight taper 54 cal x 34" long. The lock plate was cast from an original Gibbons, I do not know whose internal parts were used but they are very well done. The sear rotates on a set of pins and the screws in the bolster are shouldered so the tumbler and the sear do not get pinched or bind. A very well done lock. All the furniture has been rust blued and lightly rubbed back. The rifle is new with 10 rounds fired for sighting purpose. Contact Jim Parker, Calvary Longrifles LLC,, cell 205-566-1387 or shop 205-680-9219.

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