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    .54 Caliber Pre-Revolutionary War Flintlock for sale or trade

    I purchased a 2 band Enfield this evening, and began looking to make some room in my safes,and came across this rifle. It's a pre-revolutionary war styled.54 caliber long rifle from Jim Chambers, featuring a 38"Rice octagon swamped barrel, curly maple stock, brass furniture, Deluxe Siler lock, Davis double set triggers and period appropriate carving. $1,995.00 plus actual shipping costs.



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    Thanks,
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    Sweet rifle Jim! I found it easier to buy another gun safe each time I ran outta room then selling guns. I now have five monster safes and need to build a gun room on the house to put them in. That'll cut into the gun buying money. ={
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    Jim Chambers Rifle

    PM Sent for this rifle.

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    "need to build a gun room on the house to put them in"

    I knew a guy who did just that. He had them displayed just like in a museum, lighted glass cases built into the wall.
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    Signature?

    Is the barrel signed on the top flat? Who built it?

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    The rifle is unsigned, and was built last year from an Isaac Haines kit I purchased at the Gunmaker's Fair from Jim Chambers. Jim told me he uses the same styled rifle himself, and strongly recommended it. It was built by the noted Hudson Valley Gunsmith Jack Hansberry. It's been fired less than 50 times, and has a very clean bore. The brass has been allowed to age, thus it looks older than it is. It also lacks the gaudy decorative wirework and inlays associated with post revolutionary war guns. It's a very accurate rifle as seen from the target below.
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    Flintlock

    With all due respect, IMHO, the carving behind the cheekpiece does not warrant the asking price.

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    Great thing about selling something.......seller can ask what he wants. In this case $70 for the craving and $1900 for the rifle.
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    Here's a picture of an original Fredric Sell. You'll see that the carving (and engraving) is crude when compared to expensive European arms of the same period, or when compared to 18th century musical instruments. The carving on the Issac Haines I'm offering is comparable to, and imitative of the originals. What I sought to avoid was inappropriate high art carving on a working rifle. This is afterall a pre-revolutionary war styled longrifle.

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    If you think that he is asking to much go to the Allentown gun show some time and see what they are asking for some of the junk their selling. I have seen used Lyman molds sell on E Bay for double what you can buy a new one for. Go for it Jim, It's a beautiful rifle, if I was younger and had the money I would buy it.
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