54 Caliber Frontier Flintlock
This rifle has no engraving.
Included is buffalo-hide ball bag with flint, flint leather, lead ball and Crow beads.
This functional .54 Caliber Flintlock rifle is similar to weapons made by American gunsmiths.Gunsmiths in the early 1800s began to add features to rifled flintlocks that were popular on America's Western Frontier.The larger, .54 caliber bore was needed to knock down game like buffalo and bear.The double triggers were designed so that one trigger would release most of the mainspring tension, allowing an easier release of the hammer with the second trigger. The shooter could then gently squeeze his shot for more accuracy. This muzzle loader has been rifled for ball ammunition, a technique introduced to America by German immigrants. The spiraling grooves cut into the barrel's length put a spin on a fired lead ball, greatly increasing accuracy.Rifling also allowed for a shorter barrel length, which was popular for mounted frontier travel. Some historical references suggest Davy Crockett traded his longer rifle with a farmer for a shortened version while traveling to San Antonio in 1836.
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