Nice, identification please. I'm a bit shaky on those old smoke poles.
All are reproductions.Nice, identification please. I'm a bit shaky on those old smoke poles.
Thanks. I had 4 others that I sold to help pay for other guns. I also have a 1970s Hopkins & Allen that I did an almost complete rework on it, all proper brass furniture, slimmed the forestock then leaned it up against a table and it fell over on the concrete garage floor snapping the Frizzen in two. The frizzen is the part covering the flash pan the flint strikes and sets off the powder. No H&A locks available any more but the people at Track of the Wolf helped me find a Frizzen that was close enough to work with some fitting. Still working on that. However I might buy an inletted Transitional Kentucky stock with Davis Jaeger lock and move everything over to that stock for much more authentic piece.I stand in awe.
In reality the Kentucky rifle is really the Pennsylvania rifle renamed but the reason I used parentheses is Pedersoli flintlocks are not completely true copies of the originals. They're kind of a blend of different schools but mostly (kinda/sorta) resemble the Reading Flintlocks just with somewhat smaller hardware.I've always thought "Kentucky" (to include PA and such, hence the parenthesis) rifles to be the most beautiful of all rifles. Nice. How many do I own? Zero.