Sorry, I don't often watch the F&I war board so I'm a little late on this one.john4645 said:Is this rifle a good choice for this era, and if so how fancy would the carving and engraving be?
Also any other choices or recommendations? I would be looking at portraying a farmer/hunter/fighter
I would get the mark Silver Virginia rifle or the Ed marshal gun. Either one should be had in a large caliber as they get pretty heavy in anything below a .58. These are both high quality kits and go together well. I've built a pile of them. In fact I'm building one of the Mark Silver kits right now in .58 cal.
I'd stick with the Chambers kits if you're not real familiar with building flintlock guns. These kits have quite a bit more done on them than many ofthe others on the market.
Here's a Mark Silver Virginia gun that I did for a fellow several years ago. he wanted a brass box on it so it dates to 1765 to 1775, a wood box would get you to the F&I war era......or at least people wouldn't be able to give you too much grief about it. It's probably a little over engraved for the period, but the carving may be close for a little higher end gun.
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