New Fowling Piece by Roy Stroh

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  1. Sep 19, 2019 #1

    jbwilliams3

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    Roy made a rifle for me a few years ago and it is the finest gun I could ever hope to care for. Having sold my only smoothbore flinter, the opportunity came to commission Roy to make a simple fowling piece and I jumped. I was fine with him using whatever was on hand which ended up being a 48”, 14 gauge Charles Burton barrel and a Davis lock which he had left over from a rebuild where the mainspring had broken. He cast all the brass parts. The stock is walnut. Whole thing comes in at under 7 pounds and should be showing up tomorrow. I plan on getting off a few shots when I get home tomorrow before it gets dark!
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  2. Sep 20, 2019 #2

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    That fowler has all the necessary parts to be a great shooter. It certainly helps that it looks good too. Let Roy know that I think he made you a great gun based on the photos.
     
  3. Sep 20, 2019 #3

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    Very nice. Looking forward to a range report. Enjoy it.
     
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    That is very sharp! I love the finish (or lack thereof) on the metal and the color of the stock. My smoothbore has a muddy dark stock, and dark brown metalwork. Yours is exactly how I wish mine looked!

    Hope you enjoy shooting it as much as we do looking at it!
     
  5. Sep 20, 2019 #5

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    You can always take some steel wool or scotchbrite pads to your metal work.
     
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    A grand looking gun, JB.

    The toe looks a tad long, but you will know how it fits you better than me!
    I know it sounds Irish, but if it shoots too high, get the toe shortened a bit...
     
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    That's a beauty. I like the contrast between stock and barrel.
     
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    Just received from the postman. Fits like a glove, but then again, I'm not a good enough shooter to fuss over minor fit variances. Only ever had one gun which I felt I couldn't shoot well because of the measurements. Ever see the Bumford gun? Long toe on that one.
     

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  9. Sep 24, 2019 #9

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    Correction, Roy beat and formed the hardware, not cast...
     
  10. Sep 25, 2019 #10

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    JB,

    Yes, I've seen a few Bumford guns back in the UK. Have a few saved with ideas "one day" to make a copy.

    Have a barrel as well by Thomas Bannister, (Late 1600's up to 1707 ) Very fond of these early guns!

    Yes, the toe is long on the one you show, but with having less drop at the heel, the buttplate still looks square, or a right-angle.

    I am very pleased it fits you well, as that is The most important thing!
    Congrats, and keep us posted when you get to try it out.

    All the best,
    Richard.
     
  11. Sep 26, 2019 #11

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    JB, that looks quite a lot like a fowling piece I commissioned from Roy years ago. Absolute delight to shoot, and everyone who handles it falls in love with it. I've got two of Roy's guns, and couldn't be happier with both of them (the other is a .45 Southern "Poor boy" rifle). I've gotta say, though, that the fowling piece is almost always the one I grab. Just love that gun! Good choice on the length, too!
     
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    Would love to own a Roy Stroh piece.....one of these days !
     
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    Very nice looking gun. Roy does great work. I have a full stock plains rifle he built for me. Congratulations. Rick
     
  14. Sep 26, 2019 #14

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    He built the rifle in my avatar too. Boy, this fowling gun is a delight to carry. So nicely balanced. I had a 28 gauge that was about an inch shorter and I thought it was as good as it gets. This one handles even better.

    I'll be doing some more shooting this weekend and get a better idea of what she prefers. I didn't have time to do much more than play around with a few shots last Saturday. Had a lot of fun though!
     
  15. Oct 18, 2019 at 5:33 AM #15

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    You can't go wrong with a firearm built by Roy Stroh. I've had the proud ownership of the first Jaeger he built for the past, gee, must be closing in on a decade or thereabouts. Definitely one of my favorite longarms, and I've got LOTS!
     

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