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Offline Mark H

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Leman trade rifle
« on: April 28, 2022, 01:57:57 AM »
Back in December, I asked for recommendations on sourcing a double throated flintlock cock for a Leman rifle build. I bought the parts from Chris Hirsch at Texasguntrade.com and all worked out very well. The lock is a good sparker. Here are a couple photos of the finished gun. I painted on the faux curly maple striping too, after reading plenty of advice on this forum.










Offline alyce-james

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Re: Leman trade rifle
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2022, 02:11:21 AM »
Mark H Sir. very nice looking work on the Leman Trade Rifle. Did you build Mr. C. Hirsch,s ? The faux striping looks really good. Thanks for sharing. What is the caliber ? Enjoy shooting your new rifle. Have a good evening. AJ.
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Offline Mark H

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Re: Leman trade rifle
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2022, 02:28:16 AM »
Thank you AJ. I bought the cock, top jaw and top jaw screw from Chris Hirsch. I used them on a L&R late English lock.
It is a.50 caliber barrel. The striping didn't take as long as I expected, just start in boldly with the brush. I did stripe it twice, once with a medium brown alcohol based stain followed by narrower stripes in a darker shade. The base stain is aqua fortis.

Offline Clark Badgett

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Re: Leman trade rifle
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2022, 03:37:13 AM »
Nice job. Post some close ups.
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Offline Martin S.

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Re: Leman trade rifle
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2023, 06:35:31 AM »
Which cock did you end up buying?  Did you "thin" it out or modify it in any way?

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Re: Leman trade rifle
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2023, 03:47:07 PM »
Very nice work!  Congrats!!

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Re: Leman trade rifle
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2023, 05:14:14 PM »
Nice rifle.
Here is an original Leman marked “Connestoga Rifle Works”  on the barrel. 54 cal. As near as we could tell unfired. Still had a burr around the vent from the drill.  7 very narrow grooves basically just slots in the bore. All the hardware was typical Leman.







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Re: Leman trade rifle
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2023, 05:16:35 PM »
Really nice job on the curl. I might add.
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Re: Leman trade rifle
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2023, 05:39:41 PM »
When I built mine I wasn't a big fan of the top part of the buttplate. I just didn't care for the idea of having it hang in a winter hunting coat and stabbing me when I pulled the trigger. There's a lot of metal in that top piece and I took out a fair amount.



I believe you used the same lock as I did. L&R "Late English" lock.

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