Make: F. L. “Freddie” Harrison
Model: Flintlock Rifle
Serial Number: NSN
Year of Manufacture: Recent, Though ATF Antique
Caliber: .50 Caliber. ID at the muzzle measures: .517″ from land to opposite groove.
Action Type: Flintlock Rifle
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked, in script, “F. L. Harrison”. the gun is otherwise unmarked, except for beautiful hand engraving on most of the metal surfaces.
Barrel Length: About 41 1/2″. Overall Length: About 58″
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a dovetail set front blade sight and a rear notch, also set in a dovetail.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are magnificent tiger striped wood. The finish is apparently a gloss oil, as it is not thick but is quite polished. There are a few marks in the forearm, apparently from rack storage. Otherwise there are few marks, and one or two light dings to the wood. This is a spectacular piece of wood. The LOP measures 13 3/4″ to the front trigger. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Brown
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is either unfired or as sharp and bright as would be expected on an unfired gun. There is no pitting or erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows only thinning at the barrel edges. otherwise, this rifle looks extremely sharp, apparently it was purchased for a display piece and not a shooter. anyone familiar with Freddie Harrison’s work knows what a waste of a fine rifle that would be. someone glued a piece of felt to the left toe of the stock, as we understand it for protection during display. The Screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions as designed.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: There is a flint, a lock cover and a ram rod included.
Our Assessment: This is a spectacular rifle. Both in size and stature and in quality of construction. Freddie Harrison is literally world famous, considered about the best modern maker of Flintlock Rifles. You will see these selling for more than a fully built AR-15 with a $1,000 scope on it… I’d rather have the flintlock anyhow. The rifle appears to be a faithful copy of the type produced in Lancaster or Bedford County, Pennsylvania, in the Jacob Dickert style. Made in the period between 1790 – 1810. We’d say this is the next best thing to the real thing, but its better.
Sold For: $2,387