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Here is my Henry Leman Trade Rifle...circa 1840 or so.

.50 caliber percussion with a Ashmore flintlock , that was converted to percussion.
Please note that I think that lock was converted , before it was installed in the rifle.

Maple full stock with vivid striping...some of which is natural and some is artificial.
Leman was known for "enhancing" his stocks with a stripe pattern.

Brass furniture and a single trigger.
This rifle still gets shot and goes hunting on occasion.
Andy
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Awesome!!!!
Thank you.

One of the last times this rifle was shot...was at the 1838 Rendezvous in Riverton Wyoming.
I had a young shooter , fall in love with this rifle...and after some time spent in instruction...
He went on to get 1st place in the Junior Shooter division later that day with this rifle.
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Beautiful
 
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Thank you soonerfan66.
Its a popular one for sure when I put it out on my display.
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It’s a purdy one for sure. Never got in to the front stuffers but have always thought they look like a work of art.
If you want to see muzzle loading works of art, look up Monte Mandarino, he has made rifles that you'd expect to see in an 18th century European king's armoury. We did some barrel work for him and I got to meet him at the Reno gun show.
 

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Wish you could bring your collection Oklahoma way sometime would love to be able to see all in that one picture you posted on another post awhile back . What do you rub on your stocks ?
 

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Talk about your gun porn . I am amazed by the talent some folks are blessed with and Monte Mandarino was sure blessed plenty with it .
 

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Wish you could bring your collection Oklahoma way sometime would love to be able to see all in that one picture you posted on another post awhile back . What do you rub on your stocks ?
Oklahoma is a bit far for me.... :)

I use CLP on the stock in the shop...and bear grease / deer tallow when in the field.

When making a firearm....I like Boiled Linseed Oil. after hitting the stock with nitric acid.
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Thank you.

One of the last times this rifle was shot...was at the 1838 Rendezvous in Riverton Wyoming.
I had a young shooter , fall in love with this rifle...and after some time spent in instruction...
He went on to get 1st place in the Junior Shooter division later that day with this rifle.
Andy
Love that story. Hopefully that young man remembers that day and became a collector as well. Gotta keep these old guns alive!
 
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