Early Leman Pre-Shaped Halfstock

Leman Halfstock

This is the next step in the Leman evolution of the trade rifle. Henry E. Leman brought his training into full swing when he introduced this halfstock rifle. Tryon had begun building for this market so Leman evidently learned just how the wheels turned. In 1834 when he finally set out on his own producing contract trade rifles to the Indian Bureau and  western  traders  he  produced this  final design and ultimately outnumbered his competition by out-producing them. By the 860’s Leman had outsold all the competition for the Plains Indian trade including Hawken and Tryon. According to records, captured Leman rifles outnumbered Henrys, Hawkens and Goulchers by almost a hundred to each one.  These short heavy built halfstock rifles were built in larger caliber percussions and designed for hard use on the plains where their durability was tested to its limits. This pre-shaped stock comes standard with straight octagon barrel and rod channel with drilled ramrod hole; and is not inlet for lock, triggers or cut for buttplate. Right hand only. Inletting options below for lock, triggers and swamped barrel. Specify barrel size when ordering.

MOUNTINGS
20630  Buttplate (Steel)
20740  Triggerguard (Steel)
13450  Rear Thimble (Steel)
14070
  Upper Thimbles (Steel)
24030  Lock Bolt Inlay (Steel)
20620  Nosecap (Steel)
24490  Capbox (Steel)
16500  Front Sight (Silver Blade)
25670  Rear Sight (Buckhorn)

STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS
Straight Octagon barrels......................15/16", 1"
Drilled ramrod hole ........................3/8” or 7/16"
Barrel Channel Length....................................15"
Butt width x height……...............4-1/2” x 1-1/2”
Lock area ……….....................1-5/8” x 5-7/8 ”
Width across the lock face . …...................1-7/8”
Drop at the heel ………….......................4-1/2”
Trigger Pulls up to 15-1/2”   

PRE-SHAPED STOCK
34020      P++ Grade Curly Maple
34021
      SP Grade Curly Maple
34022     SP+ Grade Curly Maple
34023     Cherry
30820      Inlet Lock (for Siler only)
30830      Inlet Trigger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STANDARD  FITTINGS & PARTS
24980      L&R Leman Percussion Lock
19880      L&R Single Trigger- Long Bar
19430      .54 x 15/16 " x 36" Green Mountain Barrel
16030      Straight Tang Breech Plug 5/8-18 for 15/16"
16590      Under Rib for 15/16" Barrel
16230      1/4-28 Stainless Steel No. 11 Nipple
16180      1/2" Dia.. Drum 5/16-24 Thrd w/1/4-28
16430      1 ea. 3/8" Flat Head 8-32 Lock Screw
16450      1 ea, Tang Screw 8-32
27600      2 ea. Underlugs for Pins
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.
16795      3/8" Ram Rod w/ 8-32 Brass Tip
17290      Cleaning Jag, .54 Cal. 8-32