K-44 Southern Mountain Poor Boy


Precious metals were really scarce and expensive in the mountain regions to the south so most gun building was done with hand made steel parts hammered out in the forge or available imported parts. These guns developed a unique style of their own. This frugal approach to rifle building resulted in very useful meat and potatoes weapons that reflected the no nonsense attitude of their builders.

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 Sitting Fox has assembled some components that reflect this same attitude.

If you’re looking for a good shooting gun for target or especially for hunting this is a great buy. No fancy brass to scare away game, but something nice to look at while you wait for them to show up.         

Tenn. 45

The stock is plain grade A maple shaped and inlet to fit a 7/8″ or 13/16″ Green Mtn. barrel and 3/8″ or 5/16″ ram rod. The ram rod holes and channels are different sizes to allow your choice of calibers from 36 to 50 cal. in 42″Green Mountain barrels. Upgrades in curly maple are available at $25 per grade to CM-4. Walnut and cherry are also available as a $50 option.

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 The lock area is uncut to allow your choice of locks. We have chosen the tried and true  Siler lock in flint or percussion. We can inlet the lock and trigger of your choice as a $70 option. You may want to have the barrel breeched and the underlugs and sights attached too at $80. We will even cut the butt to your length of pull and fit the butt plate if you choose this option #1. This takes care of all the hard stuff and makes for an easy build.

Tenn Poor Boy parts

 The trim is in cast steel molded from hand forged originals. It consists of the trigger guard and two stamped thimbles and a simple high pinned plated trigger. In true “poor boy” style there is no nose cap, side plate, or butt plate. You may choose to add a butt plate and side plate, a cigar style southern patch box or double set triggers to your rifle. Each is available at $35.

 This simple gun will be one of your favorite hunting tools and is a great deer or squirrel gun. It is easy to build and rock bottom priced with quality components.

 This gun is an easy project to build at a great price starting at only $599.

You may choose to order your rifle assembled in the white as option #2 at $500. It will arrive fully assembled and functional built to your specs, ready for your final wood and metal finish.

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 You may choose to order you gun completely finished just the way you want it as option #3 for $700 labor.