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Reduced . This is pretty cool, although possibly not historically correct. The rifled .69 barrel is from an unknown antique flintlock military rifle. The proof marks are strange to me. Builder Jackie Brown took the barrel and shortened it to 29.25". He started the process of mounting it in an iron mounted Tiger Maple stock, but, as I understand it, injured his back and could not finish it for the client. It was passed on to Jack Garner's shop to finish. The barrel has an aged brown patina, but no rust. The bore is good plus and has a slow twist of around 1:120. Stock is very good plus. Lock is L&R. The LOP is 13.60". Rifle weighs 6.5 lbs. Comes with LEE .678 mold. An interesting rifle. $825+ Shipping.
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Updated info. Lock is L&R 4. Have been told that this MAY have been one of the old Dixie kits, but as it was built last year, this seems doubtful. I believe the Dixie kits had brass fittings.
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Could you post a pic showing the touch hole. where are you located?
 
If I wasn’t picking up a hunting sword this week…this would be mine. Just needs a rear sight.

Speaking as a retired builder, tapered smooth bore barrels like this usually just require a decorative V notch filed on the breech that serves as a rear sight.
This rifle already has a tall from sight installed, shooter will just need to go to the range with a needle-file to establish the notch location on the breech.
Photo example;Deathwind Arms builder, completed French Fusil de' Chase, top breech view.jpg
 
Speaking as a retired builder, tapered smooth bore barrels like this usually just require a decorative V notch filed on the breech that serves as a rear sight.
This rifle already has a tall from sight installed, shooter will just need to go to the range with a needle-file to establish the notch location on the breech.
Photo example;View attachment 312125
That is very cool. Thanks for the tip.
 
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