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Richland Arms Kentucky Flintlock Pistol Pair, No Locks.   44 Cal.   Kit made in Italy.   Assembled in the late 1970's.   Bores are in good condition.   Lock panel measures 29/32" (0.895") x 4 11/16".     $320 shipped.

Items for Sale/Wanted / Pistol Barrel
« Last post by lou helsel on Today at 07:16:22 PM »
  I have a .36 cal. pistol barrel for sale. I would like 60.00 shipped. Dimentions to follow.
    9 inches long-- bore is .365 on the lands -- breeched
   Tapered octagon to round   
   Tapered oct. 2.250 inches   -->790 at breech-- .720 at wedding ring
   round is 4.50 inches tapered from .680 to .630 at muzzle

Items for Sale/Wanted / Bison Hide Winter Hat
« Last post by Poor Bull on Today at 07:10:05 PM »
Hand stitched of prime winter buffalo robe.  Bill is made of vegetable tanned tooling leather. 
Size 7 5/8 that can be altered.  $65.00 with free shipping.

Items for Sale/Wanted / Re: Background carving tools NEW BATCH
« Last post by DavidC on Today at 07:04:52 PM »
I want the hackle berry! PM sent
Items for Sale/Wanted / Re: A.J Plate Original Plains Rifle for sale
« Last post by 1sogdusm on Today at 07:00:23 PM »
One more try, $2500
Gun Building / Re: Pics of rifles these parts made for
« Last post by mountainman70 on Today at 06:55:34 PM »
Thanks Louie, this looks like the Bean set I have,and already have buttplate on a  similar stock to build. Great pic. I appreciate it . Best regards, Dave F 8) 8)
Antique Gun Collecting / Re: A few Leman rifles
« Last post by OLUT on Today at 06:54:27 PM »
Thanks very much for the kind comments everyone. I enjoy collecting these Lemans and am always on the hunt for more. Jim Gordon has a fantastic collection that rivals most museums- he is a gentleman and great source of knowledge too. Chris you should recognize at least 3 or 4 here ! The top gun is the one I got from you with the wrist in 10 pieces. The lock is sticking out in the pic as I pulled it off the bench while making a new tumbler for it and snapped a pic. It turned out to be a good shooter. I think the stereotypical linear barrel stamp, stock architecture and round or square back Leman lock mark the most common features I have seen but am no expert.  I think the fancy guns were  one off custom order pieces. I own guns marked Leman, Conestoga rifle works, Lancaster rifle works and Eicholz and brothers and they all look like they came out of the same shop. Same stock, same parts, same barrel with the typical Leman rifling and look like they were made by the same hand. I dont know if this was just imitation of a successful pattern but suspect all these named entities were owned by Leman but created for business reasons lost in the fog of history. Thanks again to all for the comments.


Wow, quite a nice selection! Can you post a photo of your Eichholtz gun? I have seen only a  few guns by Henry & Robert Eichholtz made during their partnership from 1859 to 1871, and I know of their relationship to Henry Eichholtz Leman. Is there really any documentation that these two Lancaster,Pa companies passed work between themselves ( i.e., did Henry do some of the better engraving for Leman, etc?).  Somehow, I can't see the illustrated gun coming out of Leman's shop)

« Last post by smylee grouch on Today at 06:49:21 PM »
I have two Carpenter barrels and they are indeed great shooters. I also know of several bench rest barrels with false puzzles that shoot and win at National matches that he has made. Supper craftsman that has flown under the radar so to speak.
Items for Sale/Wanted / Re: New Model Graver
« Last post by ed lundquist on Today at 06:44:13 PM »
Ron, P.M. sent.
Items for Sale/Wanted / Background carving tools NEW BATCH
« Last post by Ron Scott on Today at 06:19:13 PM »
I have a fresh group of detail background carver in process, with these in the photo, ready to ship. I recently changed from a threaded collet to a solid stainless steel handle core, with set screw (Allen wrench is included). Top two photos show the bottom and top view of the carving blade. Third photo shows a typical carving application. Last photo illustrates the five ready to ship. Left to right, Spalted Hackberry (stabilized), English Walnut, Desert Iron Wood, Unknown Burl (open eyes) and English Walnut. The Hackberry and Burl are $67.00 shipped, the Walnut and Iron wood are $57.00 shipped. Each of these handles are hand turned, so there is a bit of variation in size . I will normally have English Walnut, African Black Wood and Iron Wood handles. Others on special order. Sharpening and carving instructions included. Free sharpening is offered post sale (buyer pays shipping of blade back and forth).

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