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Flintlock Gun

ca. 1825
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
Steel, wood (curly maple, ash), brass, silver, bone
L. 53 7/8 in. (136.8 cm); L. of barrel 39 in. (90.1 cm); Cal. .41 in. (10.4 mm); Wt. 5 lb. 13 oz. (2363.5 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of Marion Eppley, 1956
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Lockplate inscribed: JAS GOLCHER WARRANTED
New York. Museum of Contemporary Crafts. "Iron: Solid Wrought/U.S.A.," January 15–March 27, 1977.

Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art. "Iron: Solid Wrought/U.S.A.," June 10–October 24, 1977.

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. no. 5, pl. 103.

Nickel, Helmut. Ullstein-Waffenbuch: Eine Kulturhistorische Waffenkunde. Mit Markenverzeichnis. Berlin: Ullstein, 1974. p. 255, ill.

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