Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by VMC, Jul 25, 2022.
I did have a Jeager built for me, by Birddog6 in Alabama, and went with the very-plain Jane theme, iron mounted, etc. Sometimes beauty is simple, instead of ornate. Flint will grow on you for sure. Once you reach "Black Belt" and get 100% reliability, it will be your #1 go-to ignition.
Thank you. I did a lot of research on Hawken rifles when I had it built and some originals didn't have a patchbox. The builder went by blueprints made from an original and followed them as best he could.
I probably could if I had to but it might take awhile. I started another thread on my rifle so as not to detract from this one too much.
I dunno. Inlines have their place. They make good tomato stakes.
I have a rifle that took that journey in 1846. Not a Leman, don't know what it is, has "PB" makers mark on the barrel.
Been meaning to do that, and see if I can't find someone to I.D. it. I've tried before with no luck, on other forums. Been pretty much ignored on collector sites in the past. There's a facebook group that seems to have some knowledge people on it, I was planning to take some pics and post them on there. I'll post here too.
Doing my own research on "PB" I can't really find a maker in that time period that matches. Seems I found a couple at one time, but the markings I saw did not match what is on the barrel of our rifle, or didn't seem right for some reason or another. And, even when new it would have not been an expensive rifle, so could be a totally unknown maker.
OK I found the other modern made Leman rifles. I have a Black Belt in Google fu. It was the GRRW Green River Rifle Works. The guns come up for sale ever so often but I am never in the right place at the right time. Probably couldn't afford it anyway. Here is a link with a good bit of information on them. If you notice they look a lot like the Thompson Center or Investarms guns labeled Hawkins that real experts say look more like eastern made guns and I'm sure they are referring to Lemans and other trade guns sold to the Indians or western bound explorers. Oregon Trail Travelers or men headed to the California gold fields.
And the GRRW also had coil spring locks at least in the beginning just like the T/C and Investarms guns. I'm not sure who was copying who. I own 4 Investarms guns and am glad to have them. They are shooters. At least three of them are. My latest hasn't been shot yet.
Is that the Lewis & Clark Center in Lewiston?
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