Thanks Kevin!Good work. In post 79, what is the story on the little rolling block on the bottom of the photo?
Yes, I've been an ASSRA member in the past, but let it lapse. AW Peterson worked with Schoyen, and eventually bought the shop from Schoyen's widow after his death. Schoyen had just quit his business when he died suddenly. Sounds like you have some wonderful old singleshots, by some famous gunsmiths!marlinguy, those are some beautiful Single-Shots! My late Father collected Single-Shot rifles. In the safe there is a Zischang Ballard, a Berg Ballard and a Schoyen. The Schoyen was purchased from Axel Peterson in Denver. He worked there with Schoyen. It has a 32-40 and a .22 LR rifle barrel. He was also really into Winchester Highwalls. He has a Perry Highwall with a false muzzle for muzzle loading. I think it's a .33 caliber.
You should be a member of the American Single Shot Rifle Association. I'm a Life member.
The #2 Ballard is a favorite of mine! I started out with a #2 as my first Ballard, and I think the first few after it were also #2 Ballards.I have a Marlin #2. Originally cut for the 32 Long with the firing pin that could be positioned to use either 32 RF or 32 CF cartridges. I believe these are all cast actions but still fun to shoot with appropriate cartridges.
I have a #1 1/2 in .40-63 Everlasting, and it's one of my favorites too! I like the octagon barrels, but I think the full heavy round barrel of the #1 1/2 is a pretty nice look also!marlinguy, you have some real nice BP rifles. My Uncle Chase collected single shot Remingtons. He had a #1 1/2 in 45-70 that was a sweet shooter. The one I liked the most was a Winchester Low Wall? in 40-65. I helped Chase load for the 40/65 and I got to shoot it, Too! Great Fun!