Berks County Longrifles & Gunmakers 1750-1900 -limited

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  • Sold Date: Mar 27, 2011
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Berks County Longrifles & Gunmakers 1750-1900 by Patrick Hornberger-limited edition -54 of 250 & signed...in wonderful condition...

Photographic catalog of an exhibit of longrifles, gunmaking tools and accoutrements by the Historical Society of Berks County. Hardcover, 114 pages, 11" X 8-1/2". Over 175 full-color photographs document this exhibit of longrifles, gun making tools and accoutrements in the Historical Society of Berks County. This important exhibit includes many rifles and artifacts that have never been publicly displayed before. The full range of gun making styles is covered, from the earliest Germanic style Reading rifles to heavily carved Womelsdorf rifles and the folk art rifles of Kurtztown. The complete collection on display and included in this publication includes 52 rifles and two pistols, as well as accoutrements and gun making tools. Review: "Home of the earliest known signed and dated American rifle, Berks County, Pennsylvania, is also home to the Historical Society of Berks County in Reading. This past fall the Historical Society presented an exhibition of the development of Berks County’s firearms industry. The exhibit included 54 rifles and two pistols, accoutrements and gun making tools. The artifacts for this exhibit were gathered from collections throughout America, and many of them
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