Here's a nicely executed .54 caliber long rifle. This rifle was built following the "Lancaster School" of design and is pattern after guns from the mid 18th Century, making appropriate for both French and Indian War and Revolutionary War reenacting. It is fully custom built using all American-made parts.
The lock is one of Jim Chamber's "Siler" locks. These locks are generally considered to be the gold standard among rifle builders as they are known for their reliability and astoundingly-fast lock time. This particular lock is in excellent condition, holding nicely on full and half cock and sending a shower of sparks flying when the trigger is pulled.
The rifle was stocked up using a lightly figured piece of curly maple. The stock is in excellent condition with no cracks or chips and only a few minor handling marks.
The barrel is light weight and 54 caliber. It was made by Colerain Barrels, and features wondefrully crisp round bottom rifling with no rust or pitting
The brass furniture was all directly copied off of original examples and is nicely finished.
This lightweight rifle would be a perfect choice for a reenactor, target shooter, or hunter; all for less than the price of an out-of-the-box Italian reproduction.