Project Description

This is a 1/6 scale full stocked flintlock Kentucky rifle made by Fred Thacker of El Paso, Texas back in the 1950’s – 1960’s.  12 1/8″ long overall with an 8 13/16″ blued octagon barrel of .088 caliber.  Brass furniture.  Three wedges with escutcheons hold the barrel to the stock.  Two ramrod thimbles.  The brass patchbox hinged door does not have a catch, but looks to have been made that way.  The lock is fully functional, and has both half & full cock.  Blued steel lock assembly with a brass pan.  Blued steel trigger.  The trigger takes a pretty heavy pull to drop the hammer, again, seems to have been made that way.  Blued four sided pyramid front sight.  One piece straight grained walnut stock.  Tiny .050″ X 7 3/8″ wood ramrod.  Complete with the original Thacker hinged top mahogany case with twin push button latches.  The interior, although not fitted to the gun was obviously made for it, and is lined in a faded and oil stained orange felt.  There is a rectangular plaque held in place in the interior lid by two brass nails marked “Kentucky Rifle, 1739” in two lines.  Ex David French & Rodney Barron collections.  Price:  $2,250.00.