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As best I can remember this rifle was built about 1972. It had a .60 caliber Robert Paris made barrel and the plug fit so loosely that I had to re-breech it. Although it was rifled one turn in 48 inches, which many say is to quick a twist for that large a caliber, it shot great!

The lock is a large Siler. All the mounts were made at the shop. The box was cast using a wooden pattern originally carved by Wallace Gusler. The hinge was cast as one piece with the finial and the pin hole drilled by hand. The box lid sits on top of the surround. The design is related to the work of John Davidson (Rockbridge, Co. VA) and his unnamed master.

The box draws on the work of John Davidson and others in the Rockbridge Co. VA