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Discussion in 'Smoothbore' started by EZFEED, Jan 21, 2020.
This has no markings and I’m thinking it may be from The Rifle Shoppe but I don’t know
Well it looks rather like a Centermark Tulle.I think they where mostly walnut stocked but could be a maple option . Narragansett I seem to recall also made them .. hope that helps. Rudyard
It has a Davis Tulle lock so it is not Rifle Shoppe.
Looks like a centermark to me, my Davis lock looks the same as that. Mine came with maple stock also.
Looks very much like the ones I've seen a lot from Tennessee Valley Muzzleloading years ago. Looks like an L&R lock. TVM tends to leave more wood along the bottom edge of the lock mortise and uses a bridled pan these days. It could also be a Sitting Fox fusil. They still seem to be using the unsupported frizzen L&R lock on their Fusil de Chase.
Looks like my Centermark FdC to my eye, lock is the same. I seem to recall someone at Track of The Wolf telling me that Centermark had used Davis locks. But, it is a better finishing job on the lock than mine, and a better job trying to make the stock look like walnut, mine is a very "honey" colored maple.
It is a Davis lock not L&R. An indirect way you can tell, other than direct ways like the huge flint cock and frizzen spring, is the huge chunk of wood the maker carved out to clear the cock. The Davis version is so big and wide you need a lot of clearance or you have to grind down the width of the cock. The maker of this gun left the lock panels so wide that he had no choice but to carve a huge shelf in the stock.
It’s most likely a custom build.
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