Sunday, February 27, 2011

It's New Rifle Day!

Some time ago I bought a flintlock rifle kit in .45 caliber. I intended to build the rifle in the 'early Virginia' style. Before I could start, however, I got a job. After that I was so busy I couldn't find time to work on it. I hired the gun club's resident gun maker to finish the kit.

Today, he delivered the rifle. Here are some pictures showing the elegant 'set trigger' and the stock's figure.

And here I am taking a shot at a bowling pin about 30 yards away. The rifle isn't sighted-in yet so I was delighted to hit the target at all.

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