Andrea Rifle

This rifle was built for a collector, this is one of several that I built for him. He named the rifle after his daughter, Andrea.

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This wood is a very hard piece of curly maple. I stained it very, very dark to accentuate the silver and gold inlays.

The rifle has a lot of silver and gold wire inlay, in both the wood and the metal. It took me six months to complete this rifle.

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The lock, frizzens and release plate are Damascus steel inlaid with silver and gold. Notice the piercing in the trigger.

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The silver and gold was cut out of a solid sheet of metal inlaid into the wood and engraved after it was in place.

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The wood is high relief carved in several spots, around the tang, on both sides of the butt stock and behind the cheek piece.

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The hardware is all steel, high relief engraved with the background matted out to blend with the Damascus steel. All steel parts have an antique finish.

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I don’t know how many inlays there are in this rifle, too many to count. Of all the rifles I’ve built, this was my biggest challenge.

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