Quick to the shoulder for fast jump shooting.
There is a hooked standing breech, side by side double flintlocks,
double triggers of course, and an iron ramrod with brass trumpet tip.
Hopefully, it has grown into a slim and elegant French lass that will
shoot just as good as she looks.
The wrist is small, a little wider than thick, French style. The lock
panels taper to the rear to accomodate the smaller wrist. The
flintlocks have been ‘ Frenchified’ with a heart shape at the rear of
the plate. Sorry you can’t see the detail, but the trigger guard is
beautifully chisled,, matching the buttplate and is most graceful. The
fore-arm tapers to a slim point. The wrist medallion is elegant.
The barrels are breeched tapering to the rear, the side by side
flintlocks are accuated by double triggers, the front fires the right
barrel and the rear trigger the left. It has been proofed with a 12
gauge load. The fore pipes are iron, the rear brass, with
decoration matching the trigger guard.
The barrels are ribbed. In this case, following the French fashion,
the ribs are concave both top and bottom. The ramrod is 1/4 inch iron
with a trumpet brass tip. The French pioneered the use of iron
ramrods both in sporting and military arms. The barrels are 28″ long,
pull is 14.5″ to the front trigger, about an inch longer than most
originals. Weight is going to hit about 5.5 lbs. The walnut got
stained English Red then soaked in pine oil, the barrels antique rust
browned, the locks are already antique iron oxide blacked.