A blaster from the past

A Hall rifle, built as a flintlock in 1834, converted to percussion in 1861.


No, there’s not a speck of rust.  That’s the original “browned” finish.  This is one of the few near-mint pieces in the Holdings of the Arsenal. The sling is not original.

Published by The Armorer

A grumpy old Cincinnatus who feeds goats, dogs, cats, ducks, peafowl, a horse, and sundry avians, especially in the winter. From time to time you will see guns. Until such time as the Progressives repeal the 2nd Amendment, everything you see is legal, Federal, State, Local, where I live. Your progressive paradise may have different rules. Don't project them onto me. Federalism still exists, even if it is but a shadow of what the Framers intended.

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