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

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    Thank you. I like to show the most accurate pictures possible. I'm old enough to remember black and white photography, and found they never accurately represented an item. I'd much prefer an accurate depiction to an attractive one.

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    Black and white photography is very flattering, but doesn't show the thing as it is. I've handled many original long rifles and have found the relief carving to be fairly simple. It was carved by a gunsmith rather than a sculptor.
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    Nice Carving

    Very nice and period Gunsmith Carving. I printed a couple of pictures of it last week, as I have been taking Woodcarving classes in hopes of creating something similar on a kit build model of my own.
    I don't think that most of these builders back in the day had time to take time off to go and study under a Professional in Ny City or London for 6 mos. to a year to fine tune their Carving. Sarcasm intended, I think you're gun is exactly how the average one would have looked back during that time period. If I had the spare money I'd buy it. In fact an original one with similar Carving but more ornate brass sold at Amoskeg Auction for around $35,000 last year.
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    I'm very happy with the carving because it's very representative of many originals I've seen. The pre-revolutionary rifle's were typically shorter barreled than the golden age longrifles most people associate with Pennsylvania rifles. The longer barreled, more highly decorated, smaller caliber rifles were developed after independence was won. A 38" swamped .54 caliber barrel, with sliding wooden patchbox, and simple carving is more representative of the style of rifle used to achieve victory.
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    Yes, it's a deer slayer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Cunningham View Post
    Thank you. I like to show the most accurate pictures possible. I'm old enough to remember black and white photography, and found they never accurately represented an item. I'd much prefer an accurate depiction to an attractive one.

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    Black and white photography is very flattering, but doesn't show the thing as it is. I've handled many original long rifles and have found the relief carving to be fairly simple. It was carved by a gunsmith rather than a sculptor.

    That looks like a JP Beck rifle which I have.

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    .54 caliber

    Did I miss something? What is the price of the rifle and is it still for sale?
    Thanks.

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    The rifle is still available at $1,995.00 plus actual shipping costs.
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