Wesson No. 1 Long Range Rifle

Editor Jeff’s Classic & Custom Guns Page

I recently completed this Wesson No. 1 rifle project after many years. In fact, I took delivery of the Steve Earle-made action when I started at GUNS in 2004. It was an expensive project and I had to rebuild my treasure chest between steps.

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The rifle takes more style cues from the English Alex Henry than the Wesson No. 1
(Alex Henry successfully sued Frank Wesson to stop him from making them on Henry’s
patents). The rifle is fitted with a 34-inch Krieger barrel chambered in .45-90
Sharps using the 2.4-inch case.

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The falling block action has a deep trough able to handle the longest of
cartridges used in the 19th century for target shooting or hunting.

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Mike Gouse of Montana engraved the Wesson. Notice Jeff’s cat somehow pushed
his way into the center of the receiver.

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Here’s the action as it came from Steve Earle. John King and Jeff collaborated
in remodeling the action to give it a racier look.

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