Full scale plans are printed on 22”x36” white paper, and show the lock side, cheek side, and top view of the rifle, as well as cross-sections of the forestock, lock, wrist, and buttstock. Details of the sideplate, triggerguard, buttplate, patchbox, and other small parts are typically included.
As a new feature, carving is now drawn on the buttstock and other appropriate areas. Note, the carving design should not be directly copied onto your stock, as it will not lay correctly on a curved surface.
Some of my plans are based upon photographs and dimensions of original guns, while others are drawn from tracings I have taken. Plans are typically drawn as a "blend" of two or more original arms by a period maker. In some circumstances, I have omitted particular identifying details of a specific antique, and replaced these areas with details generally in the style of the original arm.
Plans serve as excellent study guides for those looking to branch into building a unique rifle from a blank, and provide you with the lines and details needed to produce an authentic and aesthetically pleasing piece. I recognize that paper does not last long in a workshop environment, and customers who purchase a Full Scale plan are allowed to make copies as needed for strictly personal use.
Full Scale Rifle Plan, 22" x 36": $40
Half Scale Study Plan, 11" x 17" : $20
Pistol Plan: $25
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Lehigh Valley, Herman Rupp Plan
J.P. Beck, Longrifle Plan
Based on several rifles by J. P. Beck circa 1780-1790. The rifle is drawn with a 1" breech, and can use a Ditchburn or Small Siler lock. Beck used both fully octagon and oct-round barrels. The wrist is a stout 1 7/16" tall. Wood or Brass patchbox options shown.
George Schroyer/Shreyer, York County
This plan is a blend of several rifles by George Schroyer (also spelled Schreyer, Shreyer, Shroyer), Circa 1790. Featuring a 1" breech and full octagonal barrel, using a modified Golden Age lock. Drawn with set triggers. The stock has a subtle radius to comb and toe line, for a graceful appearance.
John Schuler, Bucks County
Rifle plan based upon several signed examples by John Schuler, Circa 1790-1800. 1" breech, use either full octagon or oct-round barrel. Drawn with original lock shape, similar to Small and Large Siler locks, or shorten a Golden Age lock. Brass hardware features fancy "thumbnail" finials. Overall stock shape very similar to Andrew Verner as well.
Andreas Albrecht, Christian's Spring
Longrifle Plan based on several original rifles attributed to Andreas Albrecht, at the Moravian gunshop in Christian's Spring, Pennsylvania. This is a large rifle, with a 1 1/8" breech, large "Colonial American" lock, and a stepped wrist. Featuring a wooden patch box, and architecturally similar to the "Lion and Lamb" rifle. Best used with a 37-42" barrel.
Peter Neihart, Lehigh Valley
This is a large early rifle circa 1785-1790 with straighter architecture than later Lehigh rifles. A blend of two original Neihart rifles, it is drawn with a 1 1/16" breech, and faceted American style lock. Drawn with a wood patch box, the stock features a large and low cheek piece, and a stout "soft diamond" shaped wrist section.
Thomas Earle, New England Fowler
An exact full scale drawing of an original Thomas Earle in a private collection. Circa 1770s, Massachusetts fowler. Drawn with 1 3/16" breech, the original has a 54", 20 bore barrel, though a 46-48" barrel will also work well. Stocked in Cherry, the fowler has classic locally made French style brass hardware, and a small French style faceted lock.
Lehigh Valley Pistol
Lehigh Valley Pistol plan, in the style of pistols by J. Kuntz, and other later Lehigh makers. Drawn with a small Siler lock, with 8 1/2" barrel and 7/8" breech. This is a sleek little pistol, with slight reverse curve to the small to medium size grip.
John Moll Sr., Lehigh Valley, 1790s
Larger Rifle with 1" or 1 1/16" breech. Drawn with Lg Siler lock. Based upon two original examples with pronounced stepped wrist.
Jacob Kuntz, Lehigh/Philadelphia, 1810
Late English style lock. 15/16" to 1" breech, tapered 42" barrel. Based upon examples in the Metropolitan Museum
Small Lehigh Rifle, architecture based on attributed John Rupp rifle.
13/16" barrel, Small siler lock. Barrel dimensions NOT authentic to original
Jacob Dickert, Lancaster County, 1780-90.
Large rifle with straight comb and toe line, brass box and large American forged lock
John Sheetz, Virginia Valley, 1790
Classic Virginia valley rifle, with straight comb, toe, brass box, English or American style lock, Similar hardware to Beck.
Classic New England fowler, 1780s
Smaller and lighter than the Thomas Earle, with French architecture and styling
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