Jack Garner Signed Contemporary Flintlock American Long Rifle 40” .41 Cal

SOLD FOR: $1,025.55

WOA#  WY240319IK017

Make: American

Model: Rifle

Serial Number:  NSNV

Year of Manufacture: Contemporary

Caliber: .41 Ball

Action Type: Black Powder Flintlock Cap Muzzle-Loading Rifle

Markings:  The top of the barrel is signed “J. Garner”.

Barrel Length: 40”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a german silver blade dovetailed to the barrel.  The rear sight is a u notch buckhorn sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stock is one piece Maple with straight grip, straight comb with cheek piece, metal buttplate, and two ramrod pipes with installed ramrod.   The LOP measures approximately 12 1/2” and 13 5/8” from the triggers to the back of the buttplate, respectively. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition. There are a few small compressions.  There are no chips or cracks. There is thinning on the buttlate with some erosion concentrated at the heel.

Type of Finish: Browned, Case Colored

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.  There is some minor corrosion in the muzzle.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. The screw heads are sharp to tool marked with serviceable slots. The markings are clear.  The rear sight is slightly bent.  There is general operation wear on the frizzen. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition for a contemporary flintlock.

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.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with a ramrod installed in the forend and flint.

Our Assessment:  The J. Garner Contemporary Flintlock Long Rifle is a meticulously crafted firearm made by Jack Garner, a renowned contemporary long rifle maker based in Corinth, Mississippi. Garner’s rifles are celebrated for their exceptional craftsmanship, historical accuracy, and performance. Each rifle is a testament to Garner’s dedication to the traditional art of rifle-making, combining both aesthetic appeal and functional precision.

Signed by “J. Garner,” these rifles are often used by competitive shooters and have a notable track record in the shooting sports community. Garner’s rifles have been instrumental in winning multiple NRA National Muzzleloader Championships between 1995 and 2003, showcasing their reliability and accuracy in competitive settings. The barrels of these rifles are carefully crafted and signed, ensuring authenticity and adding to their value as collectible pieces.

The long rifles feature traditional flintlock ignition systems, which are prized for their historical significance and challenging use. The stocks are typically made from select hardwoods, often with intricate carving and fine details that reflect the craftsmanship and attention to detail that Garner is known for. The barrels are usually long and rifled, providing excellent accuracy and a nod to the long rifle’s historical roots.

Overall, a J. Garner Contemporary Flintlock Long Rifle is not just a functional firearm but also a work of art. It embodies the skill and dedication of one of the most respected contemporary makers in the field. These rifles are highly sought after by collectors and shooters who appreciate the blend of historical authenticity, superior craftsmanship, and proven competitive performance.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Jack Garner Signed Contemporary Flintlock American Long Rifle 40” .41 Cal
Jack Garner Signed Contemporary Flintlock American Long Rifle 40” .41 Cal