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Shenandoah Valley Longrifle
(ca 1800-1810 style)

Patchbox and carving similar to the work of Frederick Sheets and Henry Harding. This rifle was built over an extremely long period of time (nearly two decades) for a close friend who provided the major components and an incredible amount of patience.

We used a Don Getz .54 caliber barrel, Jim Chambers late Ketland lock, and Wayne Dunlap red maple blank.

The lock and barrel were browned. The frizzen spring was left blue.