This modestly priced rifle is styled after an original Pannabecker which I have handled. The original is remarkably similar to the one shown on page 188 of Kindig’s book, Thoughts on the Kentucky Rifle in its Golden Age. Pannabecker is listed as a Lancaster maker, but his work reflects more of the Reading influence. Note the Bonewitz wiggle line under the cheekpiece and the one piece nosecap.
This rifle was built around a 50 caliber 7/8 in. straight Green Mountain barrel. The lock is a much modified Jim Chambers large Siler. Keeping the shooter in mind, the gun was fitted with a set of David double set triggers. The patchbox is entirely handmade and includes the flat style hinge favored by Pannabecker. The curly maple stock has a lightly antiqued look, and the metal is brown. The rifle weighs 8 pounds.