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BruceHH

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The below custom built mule ear rifle is for sale. I built the gun from scratch and completed it in July of this year. It has been sighted in and shot approx. 50 times. It is very accurate with a .445 round ball and .016 lubed patch. The price is $1,575 which includes full insurance coverage and shipping in a custom wood crate - to normal postal areas. I accept USPS Money Orders or I can take credit/debit cards with the added 3% cost of using a card.



Dickert Style Rifle
Mule Ear Percussion
Brass Hardware
Man. By B. Hamlin
Walnut Stock
L&R Mule Ear Lock
Davis #4 Double Set Trigger
Colerain 7/8” 45 Caliber 37” barrel
Twist 1-48”
6 Groove - Round Bottom - .016 Deep
13 1/2” LOP
Drop Comb - 1 1/2”
Drop Heel - 3”
Built 7-2-2020
55 Gn’s FFFg Swiss or 60 Gn’s FFFg Olde Ensford (Goex) seem to be a favorite top end load.

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BruceHH

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Ranger, thanks for the compliment.

Bigfoot, some of the Mule Ears i have built have went to lefties and they seem to really like them.
 

William O.

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Ranger, thanks for the compliment.

Bigfoot, some of the Mule Ears i have built have went to lefties and they seem to really like A.
The mule ear lock doesn't spit fire into my face (or really close to it) like when I shoot a friend's right handed cap of flint in my usual left handed way.
 

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Beautiful work BruceHH! That's awesome! Always loved the look and warmth of walnut.
 

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Very nice build --- I'd call it "elegant." :thumb:

Found a forum discussion from 2005 with some interesting history of this lock style. Check out post #6 in this thread. History of Mule Ear locks?
 

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This is really a very handsome piece. I've never laid eyes on a mule-ear, but boy, this one is sharp looking!
 

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I have one of Bruce's builds in .54 cal but otherwise nearly a twin rifle. I am happy with it. Accurate, reliable, very lightweight. I was reluctant to drop the money on a caplock as I prefer flintlock, but I figured I could put a flintlock in it too. That rifle just spoke to me and I now own it. If you are a .45 caliber fan this is going to be a very sweet rifle!
 
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