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Double Barrel Flintlock Gun

ca. 1820
Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania
American, Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania
Steel, wood (curly maple, ash), brass, silver
L. 55 5/8 in. (141.3 cm); L. of barrel 40 1/2 in. (102.9 cm); Cal. of smooth bore 38 in. (9.7 mm); Cal. of rifled bore .37 in. (9.4 mm); Wt. 12 lb. 3 oz. (5528.2 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of Marion Eppley, 1956
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Smooth bore barrel inscribed: D. BOYER
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. 84, nos. 5-6, ill.

Kauffman, Henry J. The Pennsylvania-Kentucky Rifle. Harrisburg, Pa.: Stackpole Co., 1960. pp. 188-189.

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. 36.

"David Boyer, Schimmel Rifles of Berks County." The Kentucky Rifle Association Bulletin 30, No. 3 (Spring 2004). pp. 8-13.

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