It's tiger stripe maple. It finishes out beautifully. It's pretty much the traditional wood for long rifles. Here's one of my projects that's still in the works, same wood...I'm going to use an aquafortis reagent stain. I think it brings out the figure best...
These are good sites....I have a great book called The Gunsmith of Grenville County. Best information I've ever found on building them. Pedersoli makes a 1795, they used to suppy Navy Arms and Dixie Gunworks etc....
You know I've always wanted a musket. Although I'm not to sure what is invovled in building one or if just buying would be more feasible for me. Are there any good forums for this specifically?
Also what is the musket that was considered the first battle rifle of the army? It's the one that the EIB and CIB have their design from? Like springfield 1776 or something like that?
Found it, Springfield 1795.....>I would like this
It is patterned after the French Charlieville musket. I built one when my son was born. The later smooth bore Spingfields followed the same patten. Later converted to cap lock and then the new improved cap lock model came out.
La Fayette gave the colonialist 20,000 Charlieville muskets, IIRC.