My next project will be patterned after an early rifle, pictured in Shumway's Rifles of Colonial America, volume 1, as #40. Wallace Gusler believes this gun is of F&I War vintage, as does Shumway. It's unusual in that the trigger guard has no bow- it's open like some "jaegers". The other unusual feature is that the nosecap is really a noseband- a narrow band of brass set back from the very tip of the forestock. Should be a fun build. I'm going with a .58 Getz barrel, 38" long, and a Chambers Germanic lock. I'll make the mounts except the trigger guard (I like making parts). I'll make the trigger guard by modifying a Reeves Goehring casting. The carving is incised on the original but might come out as low relief on this one. I'll keep ya posted. I'll use moderately curly maple- the original was plain maple but some curl never hurt, right? It will be a "spec gun"- no customer yet, but I have a hankering to build it. I've got 3-4 guns I feel the need to build and not enough time to do it!