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Offline Mark Elliott

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New Personal Rifle
« on: September 14, 2021, 11:18:16 PM »
I just finished a new personal rifle.   It is based on the early Augusta/Rockbridge in JHAT II.   I advanced the age a bit imagining my rifle at 1785.   I think the pictures speak for themselves.  I will put higher resolution photos on my website and on Facebook.   This is the first rifle I have finished in two years.   I lost interest for a while, but I am working on some personal projects again.   The next rifle is iron mounted and loosely based on the work of John Davidson; at least decoratively.   There will be similarities to this rifle in the forearm mouldings just as there was between Davidson and the early rifle in JHAT.






























Offline Big Bubba

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Re: New Personal Rifle
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2021, 11:22:35 PM »
Very nice!

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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2021, 11:48:29 PM »
Wow way past impressive! BJH
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2021, 11:53:15 PM »
I agree, very nice. I like Davidson rifles and yours too. :)

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Re: New Personal Rifle
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2021, 12:16:12 AM »
Beautiful work Mark.  That'un 'll deserve an honoured place in your stable.
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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2021, 12:20:17 AM »
Sweet work Mark.

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Re: New Personal Rifle
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2021, 12:25:02 AM »
Very nice work Mark!

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Re: New Personal Rifle
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2021, 12:28:50 AM »
Nice.

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Re: New Personal Rifle
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2021, 01:20:27 AM »
Very sharp, what are some of the particulars?

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Re: New Personal Rifle
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2021, 01:26:12 AM »
What particulars did you have in mind?

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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2021, 01:32:23 AM »
Barrel length, cal. Thanks

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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2021, 01:45:30 AM »
The barrel is a Rice Dickert profile (44") C-54.  A White Lightning liner is installed.    The lock is a Chambers Early Ketland.  The triggers are Davis.   The butt piece and trigger guard are Reeves Goehring castings.  I made everything else from sheet.  The stock is a very fancy stump cut, quartersawn piece of sugar maple from Freddie Harrison.   It cost a small fortune many years ago,  I hate to think what it would cost today.    Let me know if you have any other questions.   You can find high resolution photos here:  http://www.markelliottva.com/wordpress/2021/09/gun-19-augusta-rockbridge-virginia-rifle/  if you want to see all the imperfections; at least the ones I couldn't hide ;)


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Re: New Personal Rifle
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2021, 01:51:39 AM »
By the way,  I know the dogwood flower and leaves are not traditional, but it is my gun and I like dogwoods.   

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« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2021, 02:11:35 AM »
Traditional or not you made it work great job Mark!
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Re: New Personal Rifle
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2021, 02:23:20 AM »
Hi Mark,
That is a terrific gun and what a nice and different gun for a change.  I am glad you are building rifles again!

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« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2021, 02:27:26 AM »
That is  lovely piece of work - well done.

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« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2021, 02:35:17 AM »
Mark, I like Dogwoods too!  Beautiful work.  Great to see your work once again.  TommyG

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« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2021, 02:39:53 AM »
By the way,  I know the dogwood flower and leaves are not traditional, but it is my gun and I like dogwoods.
The bass are spawning when the dogwood trees are blooming. ;)

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« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2021, 04:54:57 AM »
That looks downright delicious!

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« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2021, 05:01:38 AM »
Beautiful rifle, Mark.
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« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2021, 05:26:13 AM »
Nice work Mark.
Great gun!
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« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2021, 06:04:23 AM »
A really nice rifle, Mark. It looks like it wants to shoot well.
Daryl

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Re: New Personal Rifle
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2021, 02:18:48 PM »
 Beautifully done Mark, I'm glad to see you back to building, look forward to the next.

  Tim

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Re: New Personal Rifle
« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2021, 03:04:57 PM »
Thanks for all the positive comments.

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« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2021, 03:28:14 PM »
Besutifull gun, gorgeous wood, impeccable craftsmanship, when are you taking it on a hunt?
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