Redbeard - I didn't see in what part of the country you live in, but there is an excellent gunsmith in TN that specializes in older, antique, and unusual guns. His name is Roy Dexter who owns "Antique Guns". He restored an 1851 muzzle loading "Cape Gun" for me a couple years ago and a friend's (original) Spencer rifle. His work is 1st rate and his prices are reasonable. He is a two man shop with a partner who helps keep his "considerable" stock inventoried. PM me for his number, if you are interested, or you can probably find him "online". Best of luck in your project; for "drillings" are a treasure beyond measure.
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