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Peter Neihart/Lehigh Valley Rifle

This longrifle is built in the style of Peter Neihart who worked in the area now known as the Lehigh Valley. The 44' octagonal to round, .54 cal. barrel is made by Colerain. The lock is by L. Zorne's Gun Shop. The curley maple stock is incised carved behind and in front of the cheek as well as behind the rear ramrad pipe. The area around the barrel tang has raised carving as did Neiharts pieces. The barrel, lock, and etc. are browned. And the brass is darkened for an aged look. For more photos or information call; (513) 899-2896 or email: mmchugh@embarqmail.com

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$2,900.00

8/29/2014
RELIC GUN

Eitnier Rifle ( RELIC GUN ) 50 Cal. Rice bbl. Jim Chambers lock All other parts hand made This gun is for sale for $2800 + shipping This gun was built in 2014 THANKS FOR LOOKING!

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$2,800.00

8/26/2014
James Turpin

Offering a very nice"unfired" 32 cal. By Noted artist "James Turpin" This was built for a antique dealer that only used it for display. It features a 32 cal. Douglas premium barrel ,custom turned Octagon to round, All hand forged hardware, Modified Left hand Siler. Stocked in a very nice piece of curly Ash. This is a "true build for a lefty" 1/2 inch off set at the Butt , 13 & 5/8 pull length. & 3 inch drop at the heal. This was built over 25 years ago & is still "unfired" The banana patch box is engraved with a "light" touch of engraving & there is some carving behind the cheek piece. We are offering this at $2500.00 and the owner says he will "entertain" reasonable offers. Many more photos available so please contact us if interested.Shipping will be figured as per location. We will not ship outside cont. US due to laws. Thanks ***** SOLD PENDING PAYMENT*******

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$2,500.00

8/24/2014
Peter A. Alexander "Left hand - Virginia longrifle"

This left hand rifle was made by Peter A. Alexander “The Gunsmith of Grenville County” for a customer in 2001. It is based on a circa 1770, Winchester, Va. style, Peter believes that this is the most elaborately carved rifle he has ever made. This .50 caliber rifle has never been fired. Hand crafted double set triggers by Peter A. Alexander.

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$3,000.00

8/24/2014
Peter A. Alexander "Isaac Berlin" longrifle

Isaac Berlin: this .54 caliber rifle is an exacting copy of the famous Isaac Berlin rifle shown in Vol. II of Rifles of Colonial America. Peter Alexander “The Gunsmith of Grenville County” has known, studied, and loved this rifle, made by Isaac Berlin in Easton, Pa. circa 1775, since 1980. In 1981, Peter persuaded George Shumway, the owner, to let him take the original butt plate and trigger guard to Reaves Goehring Jr. to have copies made. He made 4 or 5 copies of the original gun. This one uses the last set of butt plate & trigger guard taken from the original rifle. This gun is unfired.

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$2,500.00

8/24/2014
Peter Alexander Moravian Longrifle

This rifle was built by Peter A. Alexander "The Gunsmith of Grenville County"and is a recreation of an early rifle circa 1760 which Jacob Dickert might have made while influenced by the Moravian gunshop at Christian's Spring, before he and Andreas Albrecht started the Lancaster School in 1771 45 inch Ed Rayle Barrel ~ .54 caliber Large Siler lock Hand crafted double set triggers by Peter A. Alexander

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$3,100.00

8/24/2014
Swivelbarrel Flintlock Rifle

Both barrels of this rifle are .45 caliber. It was made by William Buchele, author of RECREATING THE AMERICAN LONGRIFLE. The condition is excellent, having been shot very few times. The maple stock is ornately carved by Mr. Buchele himself.

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$5,000.00

8/21/2014
Smoothrifle by C. Immel in .54 (28 gauge)

This is a very nice longrifle by Chris Immel. It is taken from an original that possibly was from the York area of Pennsylvania. The barrel is by Longhammock in .54 smoothbore (28 ga.), oct-round and 44" long. The lock is a Chamber's Early Ketland that has been reshaped and tuned. The stock is curly maple with good figure in it the entire length. It has a early style swell at the rear thimble are that is neatly defined by the carving. It has a aquafortis stain and a hand rubbed oil finish. The brass mounts have been filed with raised panels which is very nicely done. The fit and finish is excellent. The gun is new, never fired although the lock has been snapped and the frizzen shows this as it has slight wear. The gun has good balance and points very nicely. Weight is 9 lbs 3 oz. Pull is 13 3/4". More pictures can be found at http://claysmithguns.com/Immel_rifle.htm

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$2,600.00

8/21/2014
American Style Fowler in 20 gauge with Turkey Choke

This is a very well made fowler in an American style by W.J. Slusser. It handles very well and points nicely. The barrel is oct-round and is 38" long. The bore is 20 gauge with an extra full turkey choke. NOT DESIGNED FOR ROUND BALL. SHOT ONLY. The engraved lock is a large Siler. The stock is a very nice piece of curly maple with a stain and finish that makes it glow in the sunlight giving a beautiful depth to the grain. The brass hardware is well inlet and neatly engraved. The gun is lightly used with a few minor dents in the wood. Frizzen has light wear and the bore is excellent. Overall an excellent gun that balances and points very well. It has front and rear sights. The front sight has an ivory blade set into it which will show up well in a shady woods. Weight is 7 lbs. Pull is 14". More pictures can be found at http://claysmithguns.com/turkey2_fowler.htm

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$2,300.00

8/21/2014
Early Christian Springs, PA. Style Rifle by K. Moors in .54

This rifle is by Ken Moors of Edenton, N.C. Ken likes the early Christian Springs style guns and he did a fine job with this one as usual. The lock is a early Germanic style by Chambers. The barrel is a "C" weight 38" long Colerain in .54 caliber. The stock is a moderately figured piece of maple with aged brass hardware. The rifle is carved with griffin behind the cheek. Many of the Moravian guns from this area had animals carved in them during this period. The brass parts exhibit the fine engraving that Ken is known for. The fit, finish and aging on this rifle are all excellent. This rifle started out as one of my kits and Ken did a fine job of adding his own touches to make it a little different. This rifle holds and balances very well. I have sold several of Ken's guns in the past and the new owners have been very pleased with the quality of the work and the accuracy. Weight is 8 lbs. Pull is 14". More pictures can be found at http://claysmithguns.com/moors4.htm

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$3,200.00

8/21/2014
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