- Nov 12, 2017
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- Republic of Texas, District of Krum
So I picked up this at auction, and when it came in I tore it down and found more issues than I had planned on. It has been sitting idle for about 40 years, stuffed with dried grease and oil. But after total disassembly and a few days, a few fixes here and there and a lot of scrubbing inside, it is now ready to go make some smoke. According to the prior owner, it was built from scratch from local wood and assembled in 1968. It is stamped "Cliff Jackson - 141" purportedly in South Carolina. I have not identified the lock yet, and sure would like to know who's lock it is so I can get some spare parts. The barrel is a 40-1/2" .835 across the flats and has 7 lands with nice crisp and deep grooves. It is a 45 caliber with a 1:66 twist. The barrel was made by the legendary WM LARGE and is appropriately stamped. The "accessories" (hat, bag, antler handle patch knife, horn and a bag full of odds and ends) came along with it.