This is a reproduction of a Henry Leman cross plains rifle, originally manufactured in Lancaster PA by Henry Leman and Co for the plainsman, Indian and settler trade. More Leman rifles were sold into the West than any other in the 1830-1880 period. The rifle is authentic in every feature with a high quality old-stored but new 50 caliber, 1-66 slow-twist Austen-Halleck octagon barrel, deep grooved for patched round ball, with easy-care and repair drum and nipple, easy lift-out hooked breech, best quality traditional flat-spring percussion lock, 3/8th inch hickory ramrod, traditional brass trigger guard and iron buttplate with iron fore-arm key and pewter fore-end tip plus a gorgeous tigered AAAA maple stock, tight tiger stripes from one end to the other. This one is copied from an original in Doc's collection. Crafted by Doc White using traditional techniques, signed by him.
Austen & Halleck barrels- The barrels were discovered just recently, stored for a decade or two after Austen& Halleck shut down their Utah operation. Fortunately, they had been well taken care of and are like new. We have not run into a bad one yet. They were manufactured in Spain by a famous maker who obviously knew what he was doing. All have a hooked breech-plug with matching tang, a drum and nipple, buckhorn rear and iron front blade sights, dovetailed under-lug for barrel-stock attachment with key, under-rib and two iron 3/8th inch ferrules for ramrod. Everything is nicely browned. A few show minor handling marks but none show deep dings or gouges. Such defects will be identified for you before sale.
THIS GUN IS NOW FINISHED. IT IS A BEAUTY. PRICE IS $1600 OBO. PHOTOS WILL FOLLOW.