Ansbach-Bayreuth Jeager Rifle (715)

In 1776, three full companies of Ansbach Jeagers were sent to America and attached to the Hesse Cassel Jeager’s. The Jeager units gave a very good account of themselves in the American Revolution. The units served in most of the major battles. According to Moller, there were five companies of foot, and one company of mounted Jeagers. Thanks to Todd Gerding, we now have the rifle used by these Jeagers. This rifle is almost identical in styling to the Pistor Jeager with the exception of the lock and rear sight. The stock also has slightly more drop in it. The lock plate measures 5 1/4" x 1". The throw of the cock is 1 1/2".

Note:

We have dismantled a considerable amount of weapons over the years and one thing that is very predominate on German and Austrian Arms is they used very long breech plugs (threaded portion) up to 1 1/8" in length, but on the average around 7/8" long and the touchhole was set 1/4" to 3/8" behind the face. The plug always had a u-shaped notch cut from the center of the face down to the touchhole actually giving it a patent breech effect, and always keeping the touchhole blown free of fowling.

The second major difference we have noticed is the rifling twist is very fast regardless of what caliber it is. Anywhere from 1/2 turn to 1 turn in the length of the barrel. Which in about 33 rifles we have checked which translates from 1 turn in 28" to 1 turn in 46".

715 Set of Lock Castings $125.00  
715 AS Assembled Lock $295.00  
715 LP •Lock Plate $18.95  
715 C •Cock $18.95  
715 TJ •Top Jaw $12.95  
715 F •Frizzen $18.95  
715 FS •Frizzen Spring $18.95  
715 T •Tumbler $12.95  
715 B •Bridle $12.95  
715 S •Sear $12.95  
715 SS •Sear Spring $12.95  
715 MS •Main Spring $18.95  
715 FLY •Fly $12.95  
715 TJSX Top Jaw Screw $9.95  
715 LSS Lock Screw Set $19.95  
715 BP Butt Plate $29.95  
715 TG Trigger Guard $29.95  
715 TP Trigger Plate $12.95  
715 TR Trigger $9.95  
715 SP Side Plate $14.95  
715 SLSX Side Lock Screw (2 Needed) $4.95  
715 RT Rear Thimble $12.95  
715 FT Front Thimble (2 Needed) $10.95  
715 TH Thumb Piece $12.95  
715 THSX Thumb Piece Screw $4.95  
715 FSSW Front Sling Swivel $12.95  
715 FSSWS Front Sling Swivel Stud $5.95  
715 FSSWSX Front Sling Swivel Screw $2.95  
715 RSSW Rear Sling Swivel $12.95  
715 RSSWS Rear Sling Swivel Stud $9.95  
715 RSSWSX Rear Sling Swivel Screw $2.95  
715 RSB Rear Sight Base $19.95  
715 RSL-1L Rear Sight Leaf (1 Lug) $14.95  
715 RSL-2L Rear Sight Leaf (2 Lug) $14.95  
715 FRS Front Sight $9.95  
715 NC Nose Cap $14.95  
715 PBLS Patch Box Latch Spring $10.95  
715 PBE Patch Box End (Brass Flat Stock) $4.95  
715 BA Barrel $245.00  
715 BRP Breech Plug $24.95  
715 BUL Barrel Underlug (2 Needed) $2.95  
715 TASX Tang Screw $4.95  
715 ST Stock  $245.00  
715 RR Ramrod (Steel, Brass Tipped) $49.95  
715 PARTS Parts Set with Set of Lock Castings $995.00  
715 PARTSAS Parts Set with Assembled Lock $1095.00  

Included in a Set of Lock Castings.