F-204 Early Tennessee Poor Boy 45

 

We were really lucky to find a stash of NOS parts that could be assembled into some really special hard to find older style guns. We asked or skilled Appalachian craftsman to put these treasures together into a nice retro rifle.

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This one is a Southern style mountain rifle in 45 caliber. It features a 7/8 x 37” Douglas barrel that looks like brand new. Many long time shooters still swear by these barrels and we’re not going to argue. It’s a favorite brand and caliber for target and hunting.

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The cherry wood stock has been around awhile too. It has great lines and just the right amount of drop for a very comfortable fit. It comes up nice and puts you right on target.

This nicely finished mahogany colored wood will just get better with age.

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The chosen lock is the L&R Large Manton flintlock, perfect for this era Southern rifle.

It features a stirruped main spring and roller frizzen for speed and deep rain gutters, and rain proof frizzen for superior performance in the woods. It throws a shower of sparks directly into the pan with and coned vent located in the sunrise position for lightning fast ignition. It is tripped by a simple plated trigger with easy pull and no wiggle or slop.

No annoying “click” from a set trigger to scare game away when they are looking right at you.

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The poor boy trim is in iron and we have included a nice butt plate without the severe curve some find so annoying to hold. It also includes a side plate, so our Poor Boy isn’t really all that poor. The only omitted items are a nose cap and entry thimble.

The trim is finished in a cold browning, controlled rusting solution that brings the metal to a plumb brown matt finish. It’s all done with home made family recipes past down from many generations of Appalachian gun builders.

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This retro rifle turned out great!

Good parts, nice lines, great finishes and most of all great workmanship.

We got a good deal on these parts so we can pass it on to you.

It’s a rifle you can be proud to own and have a lot of fun with.

It’s a lot of bang for the buck for only $1199.