We are illustrating the conception of a Christian Springs style 62 caliber flintlock rifle with a Wolfe’s Head side opening patchbox, built by a frontier smith with a Fergusson turn-breech picked up from the King’s Mountain battlefeild.
Fergusson’s infantry were using the common Brown Bess musket at that
battle, so this particular turn-breech likely came from Fergusson’s
personal breech loading rifle, which was lost after the battle and his
I know you can’t see the figure well but it is AAAA tiger
striping. The rifle will be brass mounted, stained with aqua fortis
(which means dark) with DST, traditional sights, patch box and a bit
of carving. Watch for more photos as this bad boy grows up.