Saturday, July 28, 2012

Jacob Kuntz Flintlock Rifle from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jacob Kuntz  

American, Pennsylvania, 1780–1876

This rifle is an early example of Kuntz's work, perhaps made about 1810, when he moved from Northampton County, Pennsylvania, to Philadelphia. The restrained carving of the stocks and the confident treatment of the engraved brass inlays demonstrate his early mastery of the techniques that distinguish him as one of Philadelphia's finest gunmakers.

about 1810–15
American, Pennsylvania
Engraved steel and brass; maple inlaid with engraved brass, silver, bone, horn
L. (overall) 59 1/4 in. (150.5 cm) L. (barrel) 43 in. (109.22 cm) Wt. 9 lb. 13 oz. ( 4451 gm) Caliber .46

Copy and photos from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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