P. O. Box 2791
Rockford, IL  61132   US

Phone (815) 968-1995   
Fax (815) 968-1996
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Transitional Kentucky
Transitional Kentucky Rifle
The First Truly American Firearm

In the 1700s a new rifle was developed in Pennsylvania to meet the needs of a nation which was truly perched on the frontier. "Although it had its limitations in design and ornamentation, it was extremely accurate and very satisfactory for killing game at great distances."

Because the gunsmiths who settled in Pennsylvania were trained in central Europe, the "Jaeger" influence is very apparent in the early frontier rifles.

The "new rifle" had a maple wood fullstock, a long octagonal barrel (40" or longer), a smaller bore (50 calibre or smaller, the Jaeger is traditionally 60 to 75 calibre), and in the buttstock a cavity covered by a hinged brass plate. This gun evolved into the long, slender "Golden Age Pennsylvania Rifle" we all know and love.

Here at Pecatonica we feel that this fine rifle has not received the attention from modern gun builders that it deserves.  Therefore we have brought out our Transitional Kentucky stock in 98% inletted form for those who wish to reproduce this fine historic piece. We have selected components for this rifle which reflect the period.

Transitional Kentucky Rifle
 
Specifications:  
   Lock, Trigger & Tang Inletting Available
   Overall length 54 3/4"
   Pull length 15"
   Drop at heel 2 3/4"
   Barrel channel length 39"
   Barrel channel size  15/16"
   Ramrod hole size 3/8"
   Lock mortice area 1 1/2" x 7 1/4"
   Butt 1 15/16 x 5"

 

Transitional Kentucky Rifle
 
Green Mountain Barrel 15/16" x 36" $150.00
Appropriate Lock Davis Jaeger $145.00
Appropriate double-set Trigger Davis #4 $48.00
Appropriate Breech Plug Fantail $11.00
Recommended Buttplate Brass $36.00
Recommended Triggerguard Brass $34.00
Recommended Thimbles Brass $40.00
Recommended Nose Cap Brass $9.00
Lock Screws (2) $3.50
Tang Screws (1) $1.75
Rear Sight   $9.00
Front Sight   $7.00
Barrel Lugs (3) $6.00
Barrel Keys (or Pins) (3) Pins no charge
Escutcheons none -
Toe Plate none -
Sideplate   $15.00
Touch Hole Liner   $2.00
Drum & Nipple none -
Ramrod Jag & Tip Brass $3.50
Ramrod   $3.00
*Optional Patchbox none -
Misc. Screws   $1.50
Stock Inletting & Drilling   $47.50
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  Parts Total: $572.75
  Add Stock Price   view prices +  _______
     
  Grand Total =  _______
 **Available with Green Mountain swamped barrel $180.00 Additional $50.00 inletting for swamped barrel. Deduct the price of the original barrel.    
Transitional Kentucky Parts
Pecatonica River Long Rifle Supply  

Pecatonica River Long Rifle Supply, Inc.
P. O. Box 2791
Rockford, IL  61132   US
Phone (815) 968-1995   
Fax (815) 968-1996
email: sales@longrifles-pr.com  

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