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This rifle was completed in 1981 and has several unusual features. The brass barrel was made from a piece of high strength brass rod manufactured for use as a propeller shaft. Don Getz drilled it to .50 caliber and machined it octagon. I took it to the Colonial Williamsburg Gunshop and hand reamed it to .525 caliber which gave the interior a slight taper. I then hand rifled it with seven groves and one turn in 56 inches on the shop rifling bench.

The lock and set triggers were assembled from casting I got from John Bivins. The brass mounts were handmade. The wood is quarter sawn sugar maple stained with pigmented bees wax.