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This is a beautiful .45 caliber southern mountain rifle with a full length black walnut stock. This particular rifle is a flintlock gun with single phase, double set triggers. It has all iron furniture, and is an interpretation of the type of rifle that would have been used in the southern mountains after about 1800 to 1810.

This interpretation was beautifully crafted by Ryan McNabb of Ooltewah, TN, and represents a very finely made rifle of the very early 19th century. This rifle is crafted following the old school methods using no power tools except for an electric drill to open the touch hole. Ryan has a new web site at, and will be building rifles full time starting in January of 2001.

Some folks still used this style of rifle up through the 1920s and 1930s in some areas of the southern mountains. I feel sure that there are still many in use, even today.

If you have photographs of some of the settlements , forts, artifacts or weapons that are correct to this time period (1740-1850), please let us know so that we can include them in our photo album.

Please send e-mail to: Dan Lambert

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