Chambersburg School

Chambersburg Photo

Characteristics of the Chambersburg School of Kentucky rifles developed from those of the Emmitsburg School (Maryland) to the east, consisted of a very straight upper comb line which was extremely low, not rising much above the wrist, a long sleek appearance, and square cheek. Patchbox design was basically two styles and predominately one which we show in our parts list, and the guns typically had very little relief carving. They did however, exhibit fine silver inlays; one detail I noticed was the use of silver hearts inlaid behind the lock panels on each side, an Emmitsburg School detail as well as very long thimbles. These guns were produced during the time period when relief carving was becoming a thing of the past; discarded as unnecessary ornamentation. Makers of this period school were Schweitzer, Carlisle, Johnston, J. Clark, and J. Clippinger. This particular stock represents the style by gunmaker Abraham Schweitzer of Antrim Township in Franklin County, PA and then later of Chambersburg, PA, where he died in 1831. This pre-shaped stock comes standard with straight octagon barrel up to 7/8” barrel, and drilled ramrod hole. It is not inlet for lock, triggers or cut for buttplate. This pattern is available in right hand only. Optional inletting details are listed below for Siler locks, double triggers and/or swamped barrels. Specify barrel size when ordering. Right hand only.

 

 

 

 

PRE-SHAPED STOCK with
STRAIGHT BARREL & RAMROD CHANNEL
  
34025      P++ Grade Curly Maple
34026
      SP Grade Curly Maple
34027     SP+ Grade Curly Maple
34028     Cherry
30820      Inlet Lock (for Siler only)
30830      Inlet Trigger

 

MOUNTINGS
14180  Buttplate (Brass)
14490  Triggerguard (Brass)
13730  Rear Thimble (Brass)
13670  Upper Thimbles (Brass)
11450  Sideplate (Brass)
12860  Nosecap (Brass)
12830  Nosecap (Brass 13/16)
10300  Patchbox (Brass - Schweitzer)
12050  Patchbox (Brass - Clippinger)
16500  Front Sight (Silver Blade)
16540  Rear Sight (Early Low)
11680  Wrist Inlay. top (German Silver)
11780  Cheek Inlay (German Silver)
11620  Forstock Inlay (German Silver)
12020  Inlays (Rear of Lock - both sides)

STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS
Straight Octagon barrels…...........13/16 or 7/8”
Drilled ramrod hole ...........….....................3/8”
Barrel Channel Length …….……...…........42”
Butt width x height……...…... .1-1/2” x 4-3/4”
Lock area ………….…..........1-3/8” x 6-3/4 ”
Width across the lock face …................1-1/2”
Drop at the heel ………………........3-3/4”
Trigger Pulls up to 15”   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STANDARD  FITTINGS & PARTS
14925      Siler Flintlock
14870      Small Davis Double-Set Trigger
19380      7/8" x .50 x 42" Green Mountain Barrel
16080      Flared Tang Breech Plug 5/8-18
21180      1/4”-28 S.S. Touch Hole Liner – Slot Head
19630      2 ea, Oval Head 8-32 Lock Screws
16450      1 ea, Tang Screw 8-32
27610      3 ea, Slotted Underlugs for Wedges
20560      3 ea, Kentucky-Style Brass Wedges
16380      1 Pkg of 10 Oval Head #3 Wood Screws
16390      1 Pkg of 10 Oval Head #5 Wood Screws
16400      1 Pkg of 10 Oval Head #8 Wood Screws
24630      1 Pkg of 6 Pieces Pin Stock 1/16”o.d.
25450      1 Pkg German Silver Nails for Inlays
16795      3/8 Ram Rod w/ 8-32 Brass Tip