H. Lloyd Resor Muzzleloading Benchrest Chunk Gun .45 Cal Percussion Rifle

SOLD FOR: $874

WOA#: WY240301CB045

Make: H. Lloyd Resor

Model: Chunk Gun

Serial Number: NSNV

Year of Manufacture: Modern contemporary.

Caliber: .45 Cal Black Powder Only

Action Type: Single Shot Muzzle Loading Under Hammer Fired Percussion Rifle.

Markings: The barrel is marked, “H. LLOYD RESOR UNION CITY, IND.”

Barrel Length: 33”

Sights / Optics: There are tapped holes on the barrel. There is a Lyman Super Target recoiling scope mounted to the top of the barrel. There is a simple picket post in the center.

Stock Configuration & Condition: This rifle has a capped maple stock with a semi-pistol grip, monte-carlo style buttpad. There are chips on the left side, pressure dents, and scratches. The buttpad is cracking. There are steel sled feet on the front. The LOP measures 15” from the front of the rear trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: None.

Finish Originality: Original.

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is well defined. There is light erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about none of its metal finish. The barrel has rusted brown. There are scratches and rust throughout. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition. The hammer spring is included and must be installed.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements. Please have this rifle inspected by a competent gunsmith before use. The hammer spring is included and must be installed.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Hammer spring.

Our Assessment: Heavy barrel muzzleloading benchrest “chunk” guns are specialized firearms designed for precision shooting competitions, particularly in benchrest shooting disciplines. These guns are typically muzzleloaders, meaning they are loaded from the muzzle end of the barrel rather than the breech, and they use black powder or black powder substitutes as propellants. The term “chunk gun” refers to the heavy, solid chunk of steel used for the barrel. These barrels are typically long and thick, which helps dampen vibrations and enhance accuracy. They are usually made from high-quality steel and are carefully machined to precise tolerances. Competitions involving these guns typically require shooters to fire at targets placed at long distances, often 100 yards or more. Accuracy is paramount in these competitions, with shooters striving to achieve tight groupings of shots within the bullseye of the target.

While heavy barrel muzzleloading benchrest chunk guns are not as common as modern firearms, they have a dedicated following among competitive shooters who appreciate the challenge and precision of muzzleloading shooting sports. These guns require careful reloading techniques and meticulous attention to detail to achieve consistent accuracy. Please see the photos for more information, and good luck on your bid! -R.E.

H. Lloyd Resor Muzzleloading Benchrest Chunk Gun .45 Cal Percussion Rifle
H. Lloyd Resor Muzzleloading Benchrest Chunk Gun .45 Cal Percussion Rifle