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Flintlock Rifle

ca. 1825
Boulton, Pennsylvania
American, Boulton, Pennsylvania
Steel, wood (curly maple, ash), brass, silver
L. 56 1/2 in. (143.5 cm); L. of barrel 41 1/8 in. (104.5 cm); Cal. .43 in. (10.9 mm); Wt. 9 lb. 7oz. (4280.8 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of Marion Eppley, 1956
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Lock inscribed: J.J. Henry & Son/Boulton
Dillin, John G. W., and Kendrick Scofield. The Kentucky Rifle: A Study of the Origin and Development of a Purely American Type of Firearm, Together with Accurate Historical Data Concerning Early Colonial Gunsmiths, and Profusely Illustrated with Photographic Reproduction of Their Finest Work. Washington, D.C.: National Rifle Association of America, 1924. pl. 103.

Kauffman, Henry J. The Pennsylvania-Kentucky Rifle. Harrisburg, Pa.: Stackpole Co., 1960. pp. 253-264.

Lindsay, Merrill. The Kentucky Rifle. New York, 1972.

Sellers, Frank M. American Gunsmiths: A Source Book : a Comprehensive Listing of the American Gun Maker, Patentee, Gunsmith, and Entrepreneur. Highland Park, N.J.: Gun Room Press, 1983. p. 143.

Henry of Boulton: A Pennsylvania Gunmaking Family and Its Firearms. Nazareth, PA, 1988.

"The Henry Gun Factory at Boulton, PA." The Kentucky Rifle Association Bulletin 29, No. 1 pp. 2-6.

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