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Early Lancaster
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Early Lancaster
Part No: 189-12
Available Quantity: 94
Flintlock or Percussion:
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Optional Patchbox: Add Optional Patchbox ($37.50)
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The early Lancaster rifle used a good grade of maple, sometimes with a straight grain, but the later Lancasters exhibit a fine curly grain "tiger stripe" that makes a Kentucky rifle such a distinctive piece.The side plates on these later rifles are flat and very narrow, sometimes engraved. They often have a pronounced arch under the edge. The comb of the rifle is lower and there is less of a drop at the wrist.

Some of these Lancasters feature ornate relief wood carving and brass or silver inlays. The patchbox is usually engraved and is held by eight screws or more in many of these guns.

Brass and silver inlays, cut into forms and then engraved are often used, with a hunter's star, an eagle, a fish or some patriotic design being among the most common.

These inlays, combined with careful engravings, the carving and the slim lines of the rifle itself make the Lancaster Rifle pleasing to the eye and a pleasure to hold.

Lock, Trigger & Tang Inletted Overall length 59" Pull length up to 15 1/2" Drop at heel 3 1/8" Barrel channel length 42" Barrel channel size 15/16" or 1" Ramrod hole size 3/8" Lock mortice area 6 3/8" x 1 1/2" Width at lock 1 3/4" Butt 5" x 1 5/8

Green Mountain Barrel 13/16" & 7/8" x 42" Appropriate Lock Lg Siler Flint Appropriate double-set Trigger Davis #4 Appropriate Breech Plug Fantail Recommended Buttplate Brass Recommended Triggerguard Brass Recommended Thimbles Brass (3) Recommended Nose Cap Brass Lock Screws (2) Tang Screws (1) Rear Sight Front Sight Barrel Lugs (3) Barrel Keys (or Pins) (3) Pins Escutcheons Brass (6) Toe Plate Brass Lock Bolt Inlay Brass Touch Hole Liner Ramrod Jag & Tip Brass Ramrod Misc. Screws Stock Inletting & Drilling