Sunday, March 30, 2014

Antique Rifle

Philadelphia??







Photos supplied by Robert Weil.

4 comments:

  1. Certainly looks it, or even up the Delaware a bit toward Easton, but looks like a generic piece made for Western trade. Certainly quite clean that's for sure.

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  2. Very similar to J J Henry's scroll guard fur trade rifle and S Carolina militia rifle of mid 1830's, have seen similar signed Henry rifles with Tryon pbox and similar mounts and decorative details. Bob Lienemann

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  3. Looks like a Henry of Boulton product to me. I note that I have collected Henry guns for many years. Gary Mikelson

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  4. Sure looks like a JJ Henry to me. I've seen a similar rifle with scroll guard and patch box sans scalloping. The sideplate is typical JJ. I own a similar JJ American (Lancaster) pattern. Most of the brass on mine has wigglework engraving.

    Vic Nathan Barkin

    See https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203074412395562&set=a.10203074405275384.1073741830.1063418565&type=1&theater

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