My Personal Swivel Breech Rifle (Project 24)

This stock was cut from a piece of stump-wood curly maple that I had been saving for twenty-years to build a special rifle for myself.

The silver inlay and wire is sterling silver.

The lock and release plate are Damascus steel. Notice the piercing in the trigger, this is something I have done many times.

The barrels are 30″ long, both 54 caliber rifled. The finished rifle weighs just under 8 lbs.

The carvings are all done in high relief.

The butt plate, trigger guard, tang, swivel plates and barrel are all high relief engraved with the background matted out.

The sites are tipped in 24k gold.