This custom M1843 Hall Carbine was assembled from parts made by The Rifle Shoppe in Oklahoma. The Rifle Shoppe is famous for the quality castings of original components and this carbine lives up to that reputation! This '43 is a perfect copy of the original in every way. We are not sure who assembled this kit, as it it unmarked, but it is evident that the builder was highly skilled. Hall kits are notoriously difficult to assemble and most builders do not attempt them as they require a lot more machining and fitting than a typical musket. Even The Rifle Shoppe's owner, Jess Melot, has sworn them off, and no longer offers assemble services on Hall kits. This makes this a fairly rare rifle that isn't likely to be seen again. In fact, this is the first completed and functional reproduction Hall we have ever seen in more than 15 years.
This Hall is ready for shooting or reenacting. The barrel measures .565 in the lands and .571 in the grooves. The block is .58 caliber meaning that a .58 caliber bullet can be accurately fired from this weapon without issue. The multi groove rifling is excellent with no rust or pitting.
The breech block and receiver were bone charcoal color case hardened using historical methods. All other steel components were finished in "National Armory Brown" just like the originals.
The stock was cut from straight-grained American Walnut; just like the original '43s. The stock shaping is perfect and the hand rubbed oil finish is excellent with only one or two handling marks.
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