My Edward Marshall Rifle is Completed

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  1. Oct 29, 2015 #21

    BriR

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    Thanks all for the compliments! As far as weight, it is listed by Chambers as 8.5 lbs. in .58 cal. I'll let you know once I receive it.

    One thing that concerns me that John mentioned after he sighted it in today is that it has no cast off and the comb is very high. A few years ago I bought a used T/C Renegade and that stock would not work for me at all. The comb was so high that I couldn't get my eye down to look through the sights, or just barely. I never had that problem with T/C Hawken rifles, though, and those line up well. I ended up selling the Renegade as I was not even going to attempt to shoot it. Everyone is a bit different, so hopefully this one will fit me.
     
  2. Oct 29, 2015 #22

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    Reportedly, the lock and barrel were imported from Germany, and the barrel is marked I.A.D. Rothenburg.

    Marshall was never paid for his feat - he had covered about 65 miles in a day and a half. His wife, and a son were murdered by the Indians in retaliation for his "Walk".

    He is said to have killed over 20 Indians to avenge his loved ones.

    The Peace and Harmony established by William Penn with the Indians so long before, had been destroyed forever.
     
  3. Oct 29, 2015 #23

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    beautiful rifle! thanks for sharing the photos. i'm in the middle of building the same rifle, only in .62 cal.
     
  4. Nov 2, 2015 #24

    Matt PA

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    Nice representation......the stock dimensions and color look very good to the original! (I hope you don't mind the comparison)

    One of my (and many other's) all time favorite rifles. My wife works in the general area of where the Christians Spring gun shop would have been and the history of that rifle and the area is fascinating.

    I do still wonder why Jim is still supplying the Early Germanic lock for the Marshall kit when his "Dale Johnson" lock is a near dead ringer for the original lock in looks and dimensions.

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  5. Nov 3, 2015 #25

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    Matt, I don't mind the side by side comparison at all. Thanks for posting!
     
  6. Nov 6, 2015 #26

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    BriR,

    I have one too :thumbsup:

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  7. Nov 7, 2015 #27

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    Beautiful rifle! Now that you have one my guess is that you will be hooked on these rock locks and several more will be joining it at home! Btw........ My first muzzleloader was a Renegade also and that stock never fit me either whereas the TC Hawken fits me like a glove. Enjoy your new weapon and have a barrel of fun! Greg :hatsoff:
     
  8. Nov 9, 2015 #28

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    I received it a few nights ago. It's even nicer than what the pictures showed. The wood to metal fit is flawless and it balances perfectly for its 9 lbs. Puts out lots of sparks, too. Regarding the lock, as Matt stated, the lock is not the same as on the Marshall rifle, and John pointed that out, too. He said the Marshall rifle has a bridled pan, but in any case, this rifle could be attributed to the same builder.

    John finished the barrel and other iron parts by first applying cold blue and then scrubbing it back to give it a grayish patina, rather than the white look of a new barrel. He really outdid himself on this one! Also, the stock does fit me much like a T/C Hawken, and not a Renegade, and I have no problem getting down on the sights. I have not shot it yet, as I am in the middle of bow hunting the rut, but hope to in a few days and I'll post a range report.
     
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    That is one beautiful rifle !!
     
  10. Feb 10, 2020 #30

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    That’s a rifle to be proud of! Very nice!!!!
     
  11. Feb 11, 2020 #31

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    ALL - please get away from PHOTOBUCKET.
    Every photo is blurred to the point there is no reason to even post it.
    You can directly upload to this forum software.
     
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    I rather doubt that Photobucket made the pictures blurry but, they did post their damn logo on every picture.

    Yes, people can now post pictures directly into their forum posts.
    The easiest way (unless the picture is over a million bits in its data size to go to the picture. Copy it, come back to the new post and Paste it in. If there is more than one picture you have to go back and forth Copying and Pasting the pictures into your post but that is pretty easy to do if you have two tabs or windows open at the same time.
     
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    Yes, Photobucket made the pictures blurry, but those pictures were posted five years ago.
     
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    I would like to add:
    As well as copy paste, if you have the photos on your computer hard drive, you can just drag them (one or many) from the file browser on your system directly into your message. EASy EASY and EASY.......
    And we get great high quality pictures to see!
    AND - like it has been said so many times - IT ISN'T REAL WITHOUT PICTURES!!!!
     
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    Fantastic looking gun! Congrats
     

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