1776 British Rifle (509)

In January 1776, orders were sent to have 1000 rifles built for the British Army to confront the American Riflemen. This was the first British Rifle to be used in America. There were 800 of these that were delivered thru 4 Birmingham makers William Grice, Mathias Barker, Galton & Sons and Benjamin Willets. There were 200 more delivered from Hanover, Ernie Cowan believes that they have just identified one of these. It has a 3 leaf rear sight and Jaeger styling. This rifle is a much over looked weapon used all during the Revolutionary War. It has far more historical significance than even the Ferguson Rifle as it was probably present at most all the conflicts during the war. Thanks to the Late Kit Ravenshear and Herman Benninghoff we are now able to supply all the hardware for this rifle. It is brass mounted and has a very unique swivel ramrod arrangement. The barrel is 28.5" with hook breech in .62 caliber bore. In the book by DeWitt Bailey “British Rifles 1740-1840” he goes into great detail on this very famous rifle. The lock plate measures 5 3/4" x 1". The throw of the cock is 1 5/8". We also have the British Riflemans powder horn spout that was mounted on horns issued to rifleman before the Napoleonic Wars later in the section on English Arms.

509 Set of Lock Castings  $125.00  
509 AS Assembled Lock  $295.00  
509 LP •Lock Plate $18.95  
509 C •Cock  $18.95  
509 TJ •Top Jaw  $12.95  
509 F •Frizzen $18.95  
509 FS •Frizzen Spring $18.95  
509 T •Tumbler $12.95  
509 B •Bridle $12.95  
509 S •Sear $12.95  
509 SS •Sear Spring $12.95  
509 MS •Main Spring $18.95  
509 TJSX Top Jaw Screw $9.95  
509 LSS Lock Screw Set $19.95  
509 BP Butt Plate $29.95  
509 TG Trigger Guard   $29.95  
509 TP Trigger Plate $12.95  
509 TR Trigger $9.95  
509 SP Side Plate $14.95  
509 SLSX Side Lock Screw (2 Needed) $4.95  
509 RT Rear Thimble $12.95  
509 MT Middle Thimble $10.95  
509 FT Front Thimble $10.95  
509 NC Nose Cap $12.95  
509 FSSW Front Sling Swivel $12.95  
509 FSSWS Front Sling Swivel Stud $9.95  
509 FSSWSX Front Sling Swivel Screw $2.95  
509 RSSW Rear Sling Swivel $12.95  
509 RSSWSX Rear Sling Swivel Screw $2.95  
509 BA Barrel  $245.00  
509 BRP Breech Plug  $19.95  
509 BRT Breech Tang $19.95  
509 BUL Barrel Underlug (3 Needed) $5.95  
509 BK Barrel Key (3 Needed) $9.95  
509 RSB Rear Sight Base $19.95  
509 RSL-1L Rear Sight Leaf (1 Lug) $14.95  
509 RSL-2L Rear Sight Leaf (2 Lug) $14.95  
509 RS-AS Rear Sight Assembled $79.95  
509 FRS Front Sight $9.95  
509 TASX Tang Screw $4.95  
509 ST Stock  $245.00  
509 RRB Ramrod Button $10.95  
509 RRSW Ramrod Swivel $10.95  
509 RRSWA Ramrod Swivel Arms (Pair) $12.95  
509 RR Ramrod (Steel) $49.95  
509 RRS Ramrod Spring (for Front Thimble) $29.95  
509 PARTS Parts Set with Set of Lock Castings 1095.00  
509 PARTSAS Parts Set with Assembled Lock $1195.00  

Included in a Set of Lock Castings.