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Offline scooby

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Bucks County Rifle
« on: May 30, 2020, 09:17:58 PM »
I just came back into possession of this rifle. I had purchased it from Track Of the Wolf 13 years ago and then, after using it for a few years, traded it to a guy for the Schimmel rifle. (The same rifle that the rat chewed on during my last woods run).  Anyway, the guy that I traded with no longer wanted it, so I brought her back home.

This piece is an example of the style that was developed from the school of gunsmiths residing in Bucks County, Pennsylvania during the last two decades of the 18th century. The architecture of the butt stock on a Bucks is very distinct and easily recognized, just as they are on those from the regions of Bedford and Lehigh Counties.

This is an extremely well built rifle with perfect inletting and wood to metal fit. The incise carving is also very clean and crisp. It is stocked in a higher end piece of Curly Maple with the addition of a sliding wood patch box. It has a 42 inch Green mountain barrel in .54 calibre, a single stage trigger, and gets it's source of ignition from an L & R lock. The embellishments on the wood are very subtle compared to a relief carved stock, but this piece has a very pleasing and graceful look and feel to it.

I suppose I will bring it along on occasion to one of the many muzzle loader shoots I attend and might get around to taking it out on a deer hunt. Regardless, she can reside right here with the rest of my flintlock long rifles.

DSCN5042 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN5046 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN5044 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN5045 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN5050 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN5047 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr
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Re: Bucks County Rifle
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2020, 09:24:33 PM »
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (jh (jh (jh (jh

What a looker! Now, that's what I call "La Longue Carabine"!
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Re: Bucks County Rifle
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2020, 07:29:19 AM »
Very nice!!
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Re: Bucks County Rifle
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2020, 08:30:29 AM »
Hi scooby, beautiful rifle!! It must be a joy to own such a beautiful rifle.

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Re: Bucks County Rifle
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2020, 09:00:49 AM »
Stunning example Scooby!
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Re: Bucks County Rifle
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2020, 09:39:38 AM »
Exquisite! Every time you post pics of your toys I get absolutely green with envy.
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Re: Bucks County Rifle
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2020, 11:02:15 AM »
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Re: Bucks County Rifle
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2020, 11:41:46 AM »
Beautiful rifle.

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Re: Bucks County Rifle
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2020, 04:18:16 PM »
You never cease to amaze us Steve! My dream is to own a flintlock of that high caliber someday. That rifle is GORGEOUS!!!!
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Re: Bucks County Rifle
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2020, 06:27:38 PM »
That is indeed a gorgeous rifle. I see why you wanted to get it back when it was available.