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A False Sidelock - It's an Inline!

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by arcticap, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. arcticap

    arcticap Mentor

    Mar 20, 2005
    Central Connecticut
    "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.



    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

  2. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 Mentor

    Dec 24, 2002
    How does the lockwork do its thing?

    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?
  3. mp510

    mp510 Senior Member

    Feb 13, 2006
    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.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2006

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