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Old February 15, 2013, 09:17 PM   #1
Join Date: August 10, 2012
Location: Southern Washington on the Columbia River
Posts: 80
A pair of Kentucky Rifles

The original rifle was a gift to my grandmother from a long time family friend. The story is that the rifle was shortened and given as a gift to a young man as his first rifle. The rifle was converted from flintlock to percussion at the same time.

The second rifle was built by my father as a gift to my mother many years ago. As you can see the he was inspired by the original. The barrel length was extended and he went back to the original flintlock ignition. While the pull is a little short it is still comfortable to shoot and reasonably accurate. My mother preferred light charges of FFF (40 to 50 grains) feeling that it improved ignition. I doubt that it made much difference, that said she shot it extremly well and lock time was quick and reliable.

Thank you for looking, I hope you enjoy.
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