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D. Taylor Sapergia

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Re: English Sporting Rifle Late Flintlock Period
« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2017, 02:40:38 AM »

Where's Mr. Gusler when you need him? LOL...I've heard the frizzen called a hen, a steel, a battery, a hammer, a pan cover...Mr. G. would have the most common term used in the last quarter of the 18th C., in America at least.  In England, in 1820 though, likely by a different name.
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Re: English Sporting Rifle Late Flintlock Period
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2017, 10:45:57 PM »

Cool.
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Re: English Sporting Rifle Late Flintlock Period
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2017, 01:31:45 AM »

How much does the rifle weigh and how long is the barrel? It's simply beautiful and must be a joy to hunt deer with. I would also love to see what the sights look like on that rifle.
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Re: English Sporting Rifle Late Flintlock Period
« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2017, 03:31:56 PM »

Where's Mr. Gusler when you need him? LOL...I've heard the frizzen called a hen, a steel, a battery, a hammer, a pan cover...Mr. G. would have the most common term used in the last quarter of the 18th C., in America at least.  In England, in 1820 though, likely by a different name.
"Frizzen" seems to be a word corrupted by English speakers from the old German "Fressen",
something being chewed on.

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Re: English Sporting Rifle Late Flintlock Period
« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2017, 08:39:23 PM »

Looking at this topic, I would like to add that an Italian firm "Antonio Zoli" made a similar rifle in the early 1980's in percussion.
They made it for a short time as I would suspect there was no a lot of interest, as it was not a "Hawken" which was the rage of the time.
Watching the video and seeing the fine rifle, I was surprised to see the similarity.
The Zoli went so far as to include set triggers, color case hardened nose cap, butt plate, and patch box.
The stock is walnut (American?) and fine checkering on wrist and forearm.
Caliber is .50, and sports a buckhorn rear sight, and a low and small front sight.
I have had it for several years, 10+ and never got around to shoot it. :o
If I could post pictures, I would, but I am too much of a knuckle head to do so.
Thank you for posting the information and video.
Fred
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Re: English Sporting Rifle Late Flintlock Period
« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2017, 12:37:07 AM »

What a great looking rifle. Can you tell us the cal. and load used?
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