|This is my replica/interpretation of a Joseph Long Pennsylvania Rifle, circa 1850. Joe Long was
a well known 1900 Century gunsmith and created hundreds of incredible muzzle loading
percussion cap firearms, many of which are featured in the entertaining and unusual book
"The Kentucky Rifle and Me" by Edith G. Cooper. My project was built from a Track of the Wolf
"kit" and took several hundred hours to complete. It fires a 45 caliber patched lead ball and
creates the biggest boom imaginable, along with a truly impressive cloud of black smoke.
"The Kentucky Rifle and Me"
Edith G. Cooper
|Inlet into the wood
|Make and install
the latch parts
|All the parts ready
This takes hours of filing, sanding and
|Half of the work is with the part.
The other half is with the inlet
into the wood.
|The incised carving of Joe Long is very nice. I did my best to interpret his design.
|Accoutrements is the term for the many objects that are part of the overall blackpowder shooting scene.
|This is called a
"possibles bag" and
holds all the stuff you
need to shoot.
It was a fun little side
project (I became well
acquainted with Tandy
|Classic rifle design is a "sacred" thing within the community so naturally I had to stir up things,
using Alias. No proper Kentucky rifle person would dare put a modern scope on an old muzzle
loader so that's where I started.
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|A spent cartridge
casing make a good
ferrule for things like
this preloader board.