.54 Caliber Flintlock Rifle

Master gunsmith Steve Zihn, who made the huge 2 bore rifle I have blogged about before, emailed these photos of this magnificent .54 caliber flintlock rifle he built.

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Look at the trigger blade. Beautiful.

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It has a 44″ swamped barrel.

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The rifle along with a matching custom made knife is being raffled off to raise money for the Cowboy Church in Riverton, Wyoming. Tickets for the raffle cost $10 each or 3 for $25 and can be purchased from CJ Vandermuehlen. He can be contacted at 1-307-851 8829 or at the below email address.

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Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • B. Jeffrey

    How do I get in contact with Steve Zihn.

  • ATL

    “The regulars are coming!”

  • B Jeffery,

    The best place to reach Steve Zihn would be at the Nitro Express forums. Just sign up and send him a Personal Message.

    Now that I’ve given you this information, you must solemnly promise to send pictures of whatever you have built here to Steve at The Firearm Blog as well as post pictures on the forums. Ha, ha!

    All the very best!

  • matt

    Do you you know how much a New Land Pattern Brown Bess Musket – Light Infantry Pattern that was converted to percussion might be worth? It is all there accept the brass muzzle cap. it is just like the one from : http://www.militaryheritage.com/musket18.htm