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szihn
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S Zihn/ Sell 50 cal flintlock
      #374595 - 28/02/23 10:39 AM

I got a semi-inlet stock from Freddy Harrison many years ago which had a barrel and a butt plate inlet intro it. I made this rifle after the styling of F Sell, and it follows very well except for the shape of the butt plate. The gin was made for a man who is not going through some financial problems so he wants me to help him sell it and thought it's likely easier for the maker to sell the gun then it is the 1st owner.

Anyway..... It's got a 50 cal 42" barrel in it that Freddy re-contoured to be octagon to round and back to octagon. The LOP is 13-1/2".

The stock wood is very nice and it has the Sell Birds head patch box and the correct inlays. The owner sent me pics to post, but the format is such I can't get them to load on my computer. So if anyone is interested in seeing them please e-mail me a ts.zihn.muzzleloaders@gmail.com and I'll send them to you directly

Asking price is $3500


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szihn
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Re: S Zihn/ Sell 50 cal flintlock [Re: szihn]
      #374774 - 04/03/23 07:54 AM

OK Got them to download.
Z. H. Sell 3 by Steve Zihn, on Flickr

Z.H. Sell 2 by Steve Zihn, on Flickr

Z.H. Sell 1 by Steve Zihn, on Flickr

Z. H. Sell 5 by Steve Zihn, on Flickr


Z.H. Sell 6 by Steve Zihn, on Flickr


Z. H. Sell 4 by Steve Zihn, on Flickr


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Re: S Zihn/ Sell 50 cal flintlock [Re: szihn]
      #374783 - 04/03/23 11:54 AM

Nice plank on that rifle. Well done, Steve. Looks good.

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Daryl


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Re: S Zihn/ Sell 50 cal flintlock [Re: DarylS]
      #374785 - 04/03/23 05:52 PM

Very nice Steve. Your works are always so well done. While different to everything I own i'd love one of yours one day on my wall and in my hands.

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Re: S Zihn/ Sell 50 cal flintlock [Re: NitroX]
      #374786 - 04/03/23 07:42 PM

Not wrong about the timber Daryl!
Is it curly maple Steve?


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szihn
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Re: S Zihn/ Sell 50 cal flintlock [Re: 93x64mm]
      #374802 - 05/03/23 01:01 AM

Yes 93X64, it's Sugar Maple from Tennessee.
When hew was alive Freddie Harrison was a good friend of mine, and he was one of the largest purveyors of good wood in the USA cut for muzzleloaders. I used to get all my maple from him as well as some Walnut and a few Persimmon blanks too. This is one of the trees he cut. He contoured the barrel and inlet it and he also installed the butt plate. I took it from that point, and did all the rest.

Freddie and I did a lot of business together. When he was dying he gave me this set (wood and barrel + butt plate) and a few others to pay a debt for a few guns I had done for him. Money was all going to medical bills and so he had nothing left to pay me. I told him to just forget it and that I was forgiving his debt to me I said he should try to get better but he insisted on "paying" for the work and gave me some stock blanks and 2 "sets". This rifle is what came out from one of them.

A man named Jack bought it from me, but now he's in his mid 80s and he's never shot the rifle. So he told me to please help him sell it for him. He's in Lander Wyoming, about 55 miles from me.
So even though the gun was made a while back it's brand new and the only balls ever fired through it were the ones I shot in the zeroing process.


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