Early Dickert Rifle

This rifle, hand crafted by artist Shane Emig, is based on the earliest work of Jacob Dickert.  Though it is not a copy of any existing rifle, it is instantly recognizeable as a Dickert rifle.  By blending features seen on JD’s original rifles with heavy Moravian influence, it has created a dynamic combination resulting in a “big and bold” Rev War era piece.  It features a custom, 44″ long Wrought Iron barrel that was designed just for this project. The lock on the rifle is a Davis Colonial American Flintlock that has been heavily modified to fit the overall concept of the build. Other than the lock and barrel, every other part on this rifle has been made by hand here at the shop using 18th Century tools and technology. The double set triggers, springs, lock bolts and wood screws were all hand made. The butt plate, ram rod pipes and muzzle cap were hand swaged, fit and filed. The trigger guard and side plate blank were both hand cast here at the shop. The four piece patch box is made in the style of a known surviving patch box attributed to the early years of Jacob Dickert and all hand engraved and stippled. The rear sight is made from wrought iron and hand engraved, the front sight is made of wrought iron and coin silver. The muzzle has been punch decorated, and the breech area of the barrel has been inlaid with a silver cartouche to signify that the barrel is one of our wrought iron barrels.