This is a .54 cal. traditional design Swing-Lock rifle. The rifle was made for shooting black powder or its substitutes but can also be made in other calibers with smokeless capability. The rifle shown is stocked in black cherry which has been artificially tiger striped to simulate fancy wood . This type finish can be ordered as an option to make plain wood appear very fancy. It is very convincing and has fooled everyone who looks at it. Genuine fancy wood of any type can of course also be used. The butt plate, trigger gaurd and all other furniture is made from solid brass, hand finished castings. This rifle was used by Mike Lauterborn to win many shooting trophies.