Saturday, January 1, 2011

Kutztown-Area ‘Folk Art’ Rifle by Eric Kettenburg

Very reminiscent of the Rockland-Kutztown area as well as the Angstadts, this rifle is not copied from any specific original but is quite representative of a ‘type’ which was regionally common ca. 1790s through the early decades of the 19th century.  It can be viewed as being extremely ‘hasty’ and primitive in design and style.

This rifle has been aged to reflect a good deal of usage, though not to the level of an outright ‘fake.’

Copy and photos supplied by Eric Kettenburg.

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