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bivins pennsylvania bicentennial rifle

This is one of the set of only 200 rifles that were commissioned for the pennsylvania bicentennial. Two premier gunmakers gunmakers of the time accepted the contract to make these rifles.john bivins and jack haugh were to make 100 rifles each with bivins making the odd numbers and haugh making the even numbers. this is #100 make by jack haugh. All barrels were made in .50 cal. by bob paris, locks were all supplied by bud siler, who also assisted with the production of the hardware. monte mandarino and mark silver also assisted with the production. While the lock, stock, and barrel were the same, the carving and engraving was different on each one.this rifle is in new condition, never fired. this is an opportunity to own and exquisite and extremely rare firearm more pictures and info available upon reqest

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B. Fox Full Stock Flint Lock Long Rifle RJT# 3483 -$1,695.00

This Southern Mountain rifle flint lock is in .45 cal. made by B. Fox. and mounted with a 42 inch octagon barrel and a 14 3/4 inch length of pull. It has the classic mountain rifle patch box & double set triggers. Stock has a cheek piece and balances nicely. This attractive rifle is trimmed with perfectly browned iron furniture, and stocked in very dark stained fine curly maple. 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 correct lock. All wood to metal fit is superior and precise, showing the hand of a master. Front sight has a 5/16 inch dovetail brass base with a silver blade. Rear sight has a 5/16 dovetail base and is a brown steel open buckhorn style. 58 inches overall length and weighs 7.55 lbs. The barrel has deep rifling with 9 lands and grooves a true round ball shooter. Bore shows no signs of wear or pitting. No rust or damage to wood. All hardware is iron. It is in perfect condition throughout. To see full screen pictures go to and search 3483 If you like you can pay there with credit card or paypal.

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southern mountain rifle

This is a new Tennessee rifle with a .50 cal 42" rice southern classic barrel davis lock and set triggers and all hand forged steel hardware in a nice curly maple stock I tried to give it a aged look but did not get to carried away with it. the lop is 13 3/4 and it is a light rifle it comes in at 6 1/2 lbs. Any questions or more pics you can call 7156518345 or e-mail asking $1750 plus shipping (sold pending funds)

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Matt Fennewald and Dan Fruth on CLF Auction

Matt Fennewald and Alex Fourman have donated an impeccable Otter hunting bag with Buffalo Powder to the auction. This is a fine native American style bag, nicely hand done and documented. Dan Fruth has made a grand pre-rev war style southern rifle. This is agent study of an early rifle of the Shenandoah Valley and the CLF site has a fine photo essay. As always, the price is just a place keeper If you are not attending the Lexington meeting or are not a CLA member you CAN use the absentee bidding process explained on the auction page. Click here to view the 2015 CLF Fund Raising Auction

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Early Virginia Longrifle

This Early Virginia Longrifle is iron mounted with hand forged butt plate, trigger guard, side plate thimbles and iron captured lid patch box. It is a 50 caliber, 42 inch Colerain round bottom rifling and stocked with premium curly maple and aqua fortes stain. It has chambers round face lock and a “Davis” double set trigger. It is adorned with coin silver and ivory and has a poured pewter chevron nose cap. A beautiful piece signed by Hershel House and Tom Greco More pictures available upon request, for questions please contact by phone: 773- 744- 5401 ,,, Thanks Price $4.200 shipping and insurance included.

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J.Shingler Rifle

This rifle has a 34" Rice J.L.R 50 caliber swamped barrel with round bottom rifling and a 1-66 twist-low round count. The Chamber's deluxe large siler lock has been polished and tuned nicely, giving the single trigger a pull weight just under 1.5 lbs. The walnut stock has some simple but elegant carving with brass furniture. The lop is 13",2 1/2" drop, and about 3/16 cast off. Glenn McClain front sight has an ivory insert. This rifle is in like new condition and a steal at this price. More photos available upon request:

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20 Guage Fowler

A Chambers round face English lock sparks this 20 gauge Fowler. The barrel is Colrain 42" octagon to round with Chambers White Lightening liner. The sugar maple stock is grade 4 from Dunlap with 13 1/2" LOP and 1/4" cast off. The butt and side plate are from Chambers, trigger guard from Track of the Wolf. Thimbles and trigger and front sight are hand made and the rod is hand split hickory. The entire piece is slightly aged and weighs 7 1/2 pounds. gun is new and test fired only. $1500 insured and delivered to your door.

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Southern Mountain Rifle

A rifle from the Deep River Area of North Carolina was the inspiration for this build. I was lucky to be given an original trigger guard and told to go build a Southern gun. The result is a 7/8" x 42" 40 caliber Rice barrel ,slightly modified late Ketland Chambers lock and modified Davis triggers. The stock is sugar maple from Dunlap with 14" length of pull and 1/4" cast off. The rod is hand split hickory. The butt plate, thimbles and front sight are hand made. Gun is new and test fired only $1550 insured and delivered to your door in the lower 48 states.

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Virginia Rifle

Virginia style longrifle with curly maple stock, iron mounts and tasteful incised carving. The barrel is .54 cal. 42" swamped, "C" weight by Rice with flat bottom rifling. The lock is from Davis. Trigger pull length is 13 3/4". Drop at heel is 3 1/2". Weight is 9 lbs. The rear sight is located 11 1/2" from the breech. Ramrod is 3/8 " dia. New made and never fired. Higher resolution pictures available upon request. Thanks for looking.

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Colonial Fowler [Price Reduced]

Offered is a 20 ga/.62 colonial style fowler with a 44" oct-to-round Colerain barrel with a false-Damascus finish. It has a Davis round-faced lock with a 13 3/4" LOP. Stock is walnut and has some decorative tacking like some of the originals. Asking $1475 (OBO) including shipping. Thanks for looking.

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