Author Topic: Shell, J 110406-10 ( #271)  (Read 5114 times)

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Shell, J 110406-10 ( #271)
« on: May 02, 2011, 07:29:25 PM »
Specifics on #271:
Full length:  59.5"
Barrell:  44.25", tapered: 7/8" at breech, 23/32 at muzzle
.45caliber, rifled

Height of butt plate: 3 15/16"
Width of butt plate: 1 3/16^
Length of pull: 12 3/4"
Width of wrist midway between nose of comb and lock panels:1 7/16"
Height (vertical) of wrist midway between nose of comb and lock panels: 1 3/8"
Lock: marked JosH Golcher


Nice untouched John Shell, and I was pleasantly surprised to see a full patchbox rather than a toilet seat box.
Where are all of these great Shell rifles coming from? This one is a dandy, just like the others that have been placed in the Library. This gun shows that he was not stuck in a rut when it came to putting a gun together. He varied his styles and motifs to a considerable degree and no two seem to be alike. And, this one is a flint.
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