#417 - Flight of Fancy

Here is a real flight of fancy. I always wondered why some old time inventor didn’t design a breech loading flintlock that would un-breech with just a quarter turn of the trigger guard, allowing the shooter to roll in an oversize ball followed by a charge of powder, then close the breech with a quarter turn back. So I decided to try it myself. The rifle is a transitional style with swamped Colerain barrel in 54 caliber, meant to use 570 ball or bullet, AA maple fullstock, all iron mountings for strength, semi-military appearance, DST, Baroque/Rococco incised carving. You can always muzzleload it with a 530 ball & patch in the usual fashion if the breech gets locked up. The trigger guard is hooked up and the mechanism is tested and works. (Works best in the rain and wet) It’s really fun to HooRah the guys at Rendezvous with this unique rifle.

This is an archived item that is no longer for sale. It's just here to give you an idea what Doc can do