A False Sidelock - It's an Inline!


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arcticap
October 26, 2006, 01:05 AM
"460- Doc-built Pauley style half stock
sporting rifle in 504 caliber, utilizing a
Doc-designed White M97 action and
fast-twist barrel. Like all Pauley's, this
one has a false sidelock with false
hammer, action is in-line with White
nipple-breechplug, Barrel is true White
504 caliber with 1-24 twist and is in
perfect condition, and is accurized.
I won a stand up match with it not
along ago, takes down with a single
fore-arm key and an under-belly
screw, has a hooked breech so comes
out of the stock easily, Also has a long
tang so tall Vernier rear sight fits on metal,
not wood. Front sight is Lyman hooded with
inserts, Hickory ramrod with brass ends
tapped for accessories. Laminate stock,
finished a deep reddish brown to mimic the
old time English style and color. Inch thick
recoil pad. Many English rifles of the period
had leather covered recoil pads, this is as
close as I could get. The safety, which locks
the hammer, is on the lock plate. It's sparsley
engraved and finished with Black Ice Teflon
so will be great in wet weather. It's the perfect
rifle for the traditionalist minded who also wants
the best of modern technology.

http://www.whitemuzzleloading.com/PauleySptgRifleFullRight.jpg

http://www.whitemuzzleloading.com/PauleySptgRifleHalfCloseU.jpg


Note the case hardened safety behind
the false hammer. The single trigger
pulls off at about three lbs. The fore-end
tip is dark wood resembes the ebony
that the original maker might have used.
Pull is 14 inches over an inch thick recoil
pad. The rifle is exceptionally accurate
with light loads and ball or heavy loads
and 460-480 grain bullet..."

It sure looks novel! :D

http://www.whitemuzzleloading.com/custom_traditional.htm

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Gewehr98
October 26, 2006, 06:44 PM
In other words, does the false hammer move a striker by means of that external action bar to fire the 209 primer/musket cap? Or is there internal lockwork that does the ignition, and the false hammer moves strictly as an indicator that the ignition system has fired? :confused:


That's an awfully short barrel to be combined with a tall rear vernier sight, btw.


I'll give you one thing though, the purists who dislike in-line muzzleloaders so much might be quiet for a few minutes after seeing that.

Which reminds me, as the purists are clamoring for in-line muzzleloaders to have a separate deer season or be included in the centerfire rifle season - what about the poor guy who wants to use a non-cartridge Ferguson or Sharps black powder breechloader? Is he relegated to the centerfire season?

mp510
October 26, 2006, 07:01 PM
Looking at the pictures, I would assume that the sear/ trigger mechanism would work the same as a traditional sidelock. The blot on the inline is held in the cocked position via the loop attached to the hammer. The clearance in the center of the metallic loop pushes forward when the hammer falls, allowing the bolt to move forward and slam the cap.

When cocked the stop on the loop prevents forward motion on the bolt.

The nipple appears to be for either a traditional percussion or musket cap nipple, not a 209.

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