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Transitional Kentucky
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Transitional Kentucky
Part No: 189-08-F
$580.00
Qty:
Add Stock:
Choose Caliber & Barrel Size:
Add Patchbox: Add Optional Patchbox ($37.50)




In the 1700s a new rifle
was developed in
Pennsylvania to meet the
needs of a nation which
was truly perched on the
frontier. "Although it
had its limitations in
design and ornamentation,
it was extremely accurate
and very satisfactory for
killing game at great
distances."

Because the gunsmiths who
settled in Pennsylvania
were trained in central
Europe, the "Jaeger"
influence is very
apparent in the early
frontier rifles.

The "new rifle" had a
maple wood fullstock, a
long octagonal barrel
(40" or longer), a
smaller bore (50 calibre
or smaller, the Jaeger is
traditionally 60 to 75
calibre), and in the
buttstock a cavity
covered by a hinged brass
plate. This gun evolved
into the long, slender
"Golden Age Pennsylvania
Rifle" we all know and
love.

We feel that this fine
rifle has not received
the attention from modern
gun builders that it
deserves. Therefore we
have brought out our
Transitional Kentucky
stock in 98% inletted
form for those who wish
to reproduce this fine
historic piece. We have
selected components for
this rifle which reflect
the period.

Specifications:
Lock, Trigger & Tang
Inletted
Overall length 54 3/4"
Pull length up to 15"
Drop at heel 2 3/4"
Barrel channel length
39"
Barrel channel size
15/16"
Ramrod hole size 3/8"
Lock mortice area 1
1/2" x 7 1/4"
Butt 1 15/16 x 5"

Green Mountain Barrel
15/16" x 36"
Appropriate Lock David
Jaeger
Appropriate double-set
Trigger Davis #4
Appropriate Breech Plug
Fantail
Recommended Buttplate
Brass
Recommended Triggerguard
Brass
Recommended Thimbles
Brass
Recommended Nose Cap
Brass
Lock Screws (2)
Tang Screws (1)
Rear Sight
Front Sight
Barrel Lugs (3)
Barrel Keys (or Pins) (3)
Pins
Escutcheons none -
Toe Plate none -
Lock Bolt Inlay
Touch Hole Liner
Drum & Nipple none -
Ramrod Jag & Tip Brass
Ramrod
Misc. Screws
Stock Inletting &
Drilling






We also suggest the following items:

Cut Sight Dovetails
$22.00
Cut Stock for Butt Plate
$32.00
Install Breechplug
$22.00
Install Underlugs Full Stock
$32.00