My "bucket list" purchase, Hall flintlock rifle model 1819

Talk about the kill here or anything weapon related.
User avatar
DaleH
Donor
Posts: 2510
Joined: 12 Dec 2014, 14:32
5
Location: Eastern Mass

My "bucket list" purchase, Hall flintlock rifle model 1819

Post by DaleH »

What an amazing & unique rifle! A breech loading flintlock, patent date 1811, in 52-caliber.

Look at the bore - looks NEW! Best pictures I could take using the schmart phone ...

It should be in a museum. Maybe it is, 'mine' that is - but I shoot the toys in my museum collection! This is the last arm in the evolution of the flintlock arm.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

overboard
Posts: 1161
Joined: 21 Jul 2011, 10:31
8
Location: palmerton pa.

My "bucket list" purchase, Hall flintlock rifle model 1819

Post by overboard »

Nice find, thanks for sharing, never saw anything like that.
OK, here's a dumb question: how the heck do you shoot it, it appears the hammer and frizzen are centered on the breech, where are the sights.

User avatar
DaleH
Donor
Posts: 2510
Joined: 12 Dec 2014, 14:32
5
Location: Eastern Mass

My "bucket list" purchase, Hall flintlock rifle model 1819

Post by DaleH »

overboard wrote:... how the heck do you shoot it, it appears the hammer and frizzen are centered on the breech, where are the sights.
You are correct, so the sights are offset to the left side of the action. By that means, I'm guessing John Hall the inventor, was naturally left-handed. As I would imagine a right-handed inventor would have displaced the sights off to the right.

The arm is, however, truly ambidextrous.

User avatar
Jim
Site Admin
Posts: 17494
Joined: 29 Nov 2006, 21:00
13
Location: Shrewsbury, MA

My "bucket list" purchase, Hall flintlock rifle model 1819

Post by Jim »

wow! Nice!
Be Respectful!
This site is rated PG, No Politics, No Porn, No Bashing allowed!

Free Decal? Click here to get one!