Shaping metal in the forge.

Shaping metal in the forge.
Jud working at the forge: Fire blazing!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

An Extraordinary Tennessee Rifle by a guest Maker from Western Pennsylvania

THIS POST FEATURES A GUEST MAKER WHO SHARES THE AUTHOR'S PASSION FOR RIFLES THAT EMULATE THE PATINA, THE BALANCE AND FEEL OF THE ORIGINALS


Jeffrey Tebay is a rifle maker from Western Pennsylvania who brought one of his hand made Tennessee rifles to the 18th Century Artisans Show. This rifle is .40 cal and features hand forged iron furniture throughout. Jeffrey has thoughtfully and carefully expended the effort required to craft a patina that suggests centuries of hard but respectful use.
Notable for slim, tasteful lines, this rifle also features two cleverly executed repairs - one with copper wire in the butt and a long forged iron piece riveted in place to repair the ramrod hole which also doubles as a wear plate.




















Wear plate repair

Toeplate


Close-up of the stock repair




The Maker: Jeffrey Tebay