Author Topic: LH Southern Mountain Rifle in .50  (Read 704 times)

Offline BigSkyRambler

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LH Southern Mountain Rifle in .50
« on: July 05, 2024, 03:55:52 PM »
REDUCED This Left-Handed .50 SouthernMountainRifle has a 41 1/2” DeHaas octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. According to the consignor, this unmarked rifle was built by respected gunsmith Leonard Day, possibly using a parts kit providedby the customer. I am in no way implying that this is a scratch built Leonard Day rifle.The barrel retains about 98% original maker brown finish with a touch of high edge wear. The lockplate, triggerguard, buttplate and toe plate, and small parts retain about 90-93% maker brown finish which is lightly thinning to a gray-brown patina with wear to gray on the toe and heel of the buttplate and on the high edges, and some scattered speckles of light oxidation. The lock features a bridled frizzen, a pronounced swan neck cock and a lockplate ending in a distinct teat. Appears to have never had a flint mounted. The attractive hardwood (Maple?) fullstock with graceful right side cheekpiece rates about excellent with a few light handling marks and a neat cylindrical grease hole in the left side of the buttstock. The edges of the stock flats are crisp and and there is attractive grain figure throughout. LOP is 13 5/8". The rifle is sighted with a brass blade front and a full buckhorn rear, and the double set triggers (R.E.DAVIS) and action are both crisp. Weighs about 9 lbs.lovely contemporary flintlock built by a respected riflesmith. $1050 + Shipping. More photos available.

















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Offline BigSkyRambler

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Re: LH Southern Mountain Rifle in .50
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2024, 06:28:18 PM »
Someone sent me a message, but it seems to have disappeared when I opened my messages. 😞

Offline Hungry Horse

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Re: LH Southern Mountain Rifle in .50
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2024, 08:37:17 PM »
 Looks like a left handed Dixie Mnt. Rifle with a replacement barrel to me.

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Re: LH Southern Mountain Rifle in .50
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2024, 04:15:51 AM »
Could be. Hardware similar.  It has Davis set triggers.  Lock unmarked. 

Offline smokinbuck

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Re: LH Southern Mountain Rifle in .50
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2024, 01:51:50 AM »
Agree, more I look at it the more I'm convinced it's a Dixie, right down to the stock finish.
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Offline Flint62Smoothie

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Re: LH Southern Mountain Rifle in .50
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2024, 03:01:09 AM »
I’ve always seen cherry stocks on the original Dixie ‘Poor Boy’ or SMR …
All of my muzzleloaders will shoot into one ragged hole ALL DAY LONG ... it's just the 2nd or 3rd & other shots that tend to open up my groups ... !

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Re: LH Southern Mountain Rifle in .50
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2024, 03:12:50 PM »
Reduced to $1050 + Shipping.