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Leman Fullstock
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Leman Fullstock
Part No: 189-20-P
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One of the key suppliers of rifles for the Indian trade was Henry Leman. Leman's works produced flintlock trade rifles in the late 1830's and he continued to supply them for about 20 years. He also produced large calibre percussion rifles for the Indian trade and even produced some of the Northwest guns during the middle of the 19th Century.Leman's trade rifles had a relatively short stock and they were built with both percussion and flint locks - although flint Lemans seem more common. Some of the rifles had a small patchbox and these had a distinctive fleur-de-lis pointing up from the box itself. The rifles had a single trigger and steel fittings - their use by the Indians required them to be rugged and dependable.

Many of Leman's rifles found their way to the Indians since he gained several contracts to provide hunting rifles for Indians. These were produced in relatively large numbers on something like an assembly line. That productivity may be why part of Leman guns occasionally turn up in odd places. A trapper or gunsmith sometimes might take an available Leman part to replace something on another gun that was broken. Leman also provided some parts to other builders.

The modern builder might find this an excellent field or "meat" gun, particularly if careful attention is paid to fitting the stock to the individual's size and weight. We can provide a very good piece of wood and we recommend this be coupled with one of our fine barrels and a good lock - percussion or flint. A double-set trigger could be used and such a modification was probably made by some of the traders and trappers who owned one of Leman's rifles.

Lock, Trigger & Tang Inletted Overall length 56" Pull length up to 15 1/2" Drop at heel 4 1/2" Barrel channel length 36" Barrel channel size 15/16" or 1" Ramrod hole size 3/8" or 7/16" Lock mortice area 1 5/8" x 5 7/8" Width at lock 1 7/8" Butt 1 1/2" x 4 1/2"

Kit Contains:

Barrel 15/16" or 1" x 36" Appropriate Lock L & R Percussion Appropriate double-set Trigger L & R Appropriate Breech Plug L & R Percussion Recommended Buttplate Iron Recommended Triggerguard Iron Recommended Thimbles Steel (3) Recommended Nose Cap Steel Lock Screws (2) Tang Screws (2) Rear Sight Front Sight Barrel Lugs (3) Barrel Keys (or Pins) (3) Pins Toe Plate Steel Lock Bolt Inlay Steel (2) NippleRamrod Jag & Tip Brass Ramrod Misc. Screws Stock Inletting & Drilling

We also suggest the following items:

Cut Sight Dovetails
Cut Stock for Butt Plate
Install Breechplug
Install Underlugs Full Stock