October 1, 2009, 05:12 PM
Just wanted to share a few pics of my recently finished recreation of a CSA Richmond rifled musket. I am a major student of Stonewall jackson and the Army of North Virginia in general so this was a must have for my collection. Has a Wm. LArge JJJJ accurized barrel and the barrel is free floated and 'glassed as well ;)
October 1, 2009, 06:22 PM
Your display does Stonewall Jackson and the Army of North Virginia proud!
That's a unique rifle and I'm sure that it will serve you well, and including the Confederate battle flag makes for a beautiful & colorful display. :)
GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
October 1, 2009, 06:25 PM
I don't know much about the rifle but I salute that flag....
October 1, 2009, 06:36 PM
Mighty fine looking rifle! Course, goes great with the flag.
October 1, 2009, 07:10 PM
Nice. I take it that the originals where musket but you wanted one with rifling? I've thought of doing a French Fusel with rifling.
October 1, 2009, 07:23 PM
October 1, 2009, 07:26 PM
Nice job on that thar long gun !!!
October 1, 2009, 07:33 PM
Thanks for the compliments. A little history of the Richmond Armory and its wares :D
Early in 1861 the feds shanghied out of the Harpers Ferry Arsenal and set it afire to try and destroy it before the Confederate advance. The arsenal was taken over by local militia and eventually Stonewall Jackson was sent there to take charge of the arsenal. While the feds set fire to it they did not do a very good job destroying the machinery and parts as many parts were assembled on site and and once Stonewall took command the machiney was sent to the confederate armories at Richmond and Fayetteville. The machinery there built the 1855 Springfield (Harpers Ferry) rifled muskets and shorter rifles. All of the machinery that was responsible for building the rifled muskets was sent to Richmond and the rifle machinery was sent to Fayetteville. Eventually the stock building part was sent down to Georgia. The Richmond Armory turned out more weapons for the confederacy than any other arsenal or business. Besides the Richmond rifled musket they also built and repaired captured 1822 and 1842 muskets out of ones there at Harpers Ferry for refurbishment and spare parts and they even produced Richmond carbines there as well. In late 1861 the Confederate States officially took control of Richmond Armory. SO my recreation of the Richmond rifled musket is not a current version of a smoothbore musket but one that was originally rifled as well. Hope this helps a bit ;)
October 2, 2009, 06:59 AM
Excellent work - a very nice piece.
I understand the reason for bedding the barrel, although I wonder about how effective it is with that length. Also, it does get away from the accuracy of the replication. Have you been able to shoot it yet?
October 2, 2009, 10:53 AM
Thanks ;) The barrel is not bedded all the way down the entire length. You can hardly see it but is totally free floated bottom and each side. In four places there is 'glass. The musket was built to skirmish.............. me I just plan to shoot it, and shoot it, and did I say shoot it :D Have 50 plus lbs of lead ready to pour minies for this, .457's for my Walkers and some .375's for my navy ;)
October 2, 2009, 11:47 AM
A Beautiful Richmond Rifled Musket ... and very well done NobleSniper.
October 2, 2009, 03:17 PM
Very nice! Sure is purdy!
50lbs?? Phhht, that's it?? You better get yourself busy sir!! That nice rifle sitting there and nothing to shoot out of it! :D