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Title: J.S. Burson, Master Gunsmith of Wabash, Indiana by Bob Baitinger ( A relative)
Post by: Hurricane ( of Virginia) on March 17, 2013, 09:40:25 PM
J.S. Burson  ( By R. J. Baitinger)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%20Data/JSBursongunmaker_zps20d5a440.jpg)

His home and shop
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%20Data/BursonFamily005_zpsfde99b8b.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%20Data/BursonFamily003_zps246057c6.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%20Data/BursonFamily004_zps2bf53f0f.jpg)

His guns on display by Robert J. Baitinger

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%20Data/BursonFamily002_zpsd26925a2.jpg)

Family Historical Data

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%20Data/BursonFamilyTree_zps2a97c81f.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%20Data/BursonFamilyTree001_zps353af1ba.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%20Data/BursonFamilyTree002_zpsf98012a1.jpg)

(NOTE: Gun #13 was made by J.S. Burson's bother,  Henry )

Gun #1  (Numbered at the barrel signature "299")

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%201/JSBursonRifles1007_zps7e97dbc3.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%201/JSBursonRifles014_zps1aa6d6ea.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%201/JSBursonRifles2992011011_zpsf9d57486.jpg)



Gun #2 ( Numbered at the barrel signature "380"    I believe this was his personal gun. The side plate has J.S.B. in large letters on it and the barrel is signed in a box which is different from his usual rectangular boxes. The shape of the box he used to sign in is also duplicated on the bottom of the trigger guard. There is also a silver inlay on the stock below the tang. )
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%202/JSBursonRifles007_zps8d86ad9c.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%202/JSBursonRifles2014_zps39b6eecf.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%202/JSBursonRifles018_zps0297886f.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%202/JSBursonRifles2015_zpsf63fd2c7.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%201/JSBursonRifles2016_zpsb9b53552.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%201/JSBursonRifles2010_zpsa84a107b.jpg)


Gun #3  ( Numbered at the barrel signature "366")
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%203/JSBursonRifles019_zps9ca3d70a.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%203/JSBursonRifles020_zpsbb0aefb0.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%203/71fc3ea4-27fc-4a2b-a421-37ed92d2f483_zpsf79bbc29.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%203/c25cbee8-7cd1-43a9-8c69-ad3ab7bc5f22_zps9f4fbadd.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%203/JSBursonRifles026_zps2eeec44d.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%203/JSBursonRifles022_zps56d30f23.jpg)

Gun #4
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%204/JSBursonRifles4027_zpscf5ef183.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%204/JSBursonRifles4032_zpsbc8f5bf9.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%204/JSBursonRifles4036_zps44091a1b.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%204/JSBursonRifles4029_zpsb280e349.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%204/JSBursonRifles4033_zps2bb3117e.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%204/JSBursonRifles4031_zpsbac3f1c2.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%204/JSBursonRifles4030_zps1653a7a1.jpg)

Gun #5
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%205/JSBursonRifles5039_zps0e7b77d8.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%205/JSBursonRifles5043_zps1892ab7b.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%205/JSBursonRifles5049_zps0463d37e.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%205/JSBursonRifles5044_zpsaf5224ad.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%205/JSBursonRifles5042_zps89af0ed2.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%205/JSBursonRifles5041_zps792e609f.jpg)

Gun #6 ( numbered at the barrel signature "462")
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%206/JSBursonRifles6050_zps7db29421.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%206/JSBursonRifles6059_zpsd1f054b0.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%206/JSBursonRifles6057_zpse066f438.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%206/JSBursonRifles6054_zpsd6773eb7.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%206/JSBursonRifles6053_zpse44d44f5.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%206/JSBursonRifles6063_zps5ec64988.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%206/JSBursonRifles6056_zpsd005e29c.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%206/JSBursonRifles6060_zps91f6300c.jpg)

Gun #7
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%207/JSBursonRifles064_zps88a76765.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%207/JSBursonRifles068_zps1f3b8897.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%207/JSBursonRifles075_zpsa00b9eed.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%207/JSBursonRifles065_zps8a562b6c.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%207/JSBursonRifles069_zps44dec573.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%207/JSBursonRifles067_zps2b0f3365.jpg)



Gun # 8 ( numbered at the barrel signature "444")
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%209/JSBursonRifles076_zps5b6cff1d.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%209/JSBursonRifles082_zps146bab08.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%209/JSBursonRifles077_zpscc25ae6a.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%209/JSBursonRifles083_zpsed21b67e.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%209/JSBursonRifles081_zpsd49e54e4.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%209/JSBursonRifles080_zpsc2c1ba20.jpg)

Gun # 9
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%2011/Burson003_zpsf6562e55.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/fgarner_2006/media/Burson%2011/Burson003_zpsf6562e55.jpg.html)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%2011/Burson005_zps6c2e284b.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/fgarner_2006/media/Burson%2011/Burson005_zps6c2e284b.jpg.html)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%2011/Burson001_zps7622d905.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/fgarner_2006/media/Burson%2011/Burson001_zps7622d905.jpg.html)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%2011/Burson006_zpscd0ccd1d.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/fgarner_2006/media/Burson%2011/Burson006_zpscd0ccd1d.jpg.html)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%2011/Burson002_zps972ce754.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/fgarner_2006/media/Burson%2011/Burson002_zps972ce754.jpg.html)


Gun #10

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%2010/image-04_zps21d5498d.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/fgarner_2006/media/Burson%2010/image-04_zps21d5498d.jpg.html)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%2010/image-07_zps7d59ea61.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/fgarner_2006/media/Burson%2010/image-07_zps7d59ea61.jpg.html)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%2010/image_zps25ebcc5c.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/fgarner_2006/media/Burson%2010/image_zps25ebcc5c.jpg.html)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%2010/image-03_zps99ec7b39.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/fgarner_2006/media/Burson%2010/image-03_zps99ec7b39.jpg.html)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%2010/image-06_zps17934c8c.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/fgarner_2006/media/Burson%2010/image-06_zps17934c8c.jpg.html)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%2010/image-05_zps01a22dd5.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/fgarner_2006/media/Burson%2010/image-05_zps01a22dd5.jpg.html)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%2010/image-01_zps576bb57c.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/fgarner_2006/media/Burson%2010/image-01_zps576bb57c.jpg.html)


Gun #11

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%2012/photo23_zpscdf8d0f2.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/fgarner_2006/media/Burson%2012/photo23_zpscdf8d0f2.jpg.html)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%2012/photo1_zps40dee716.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/fgarner_2006/media/Burson%2012/photo1_zps40dee716.jpg.html)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%2012/photo12_zpse4088b0e.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/fgarner_2006/media/Burson%2012/photo12_zpse4088b0e.jpg.html)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%2012/photo41_zpsa3d40bc9.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/fgarner_2006/media/Burson%2012/photo41_zpsa3d40bc9.jpg.html)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%2012/photo53_zps2e84284b.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/fgarner_2006/media/Burson%2012/photo53_zps2e84284b.jpg.html)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%2012/photo14_zps012e706f.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/fgarner_2006/media/Burson%2012/photo14_zps012e706f.jpg.html)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%2012/photo31_zps30371887.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/fgarner_2006/media/Burson%2012/photo31_zps30371887.jpg.html)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%2012/photo33_zpsd273a503.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/fgarner_2006/media/Burson%2012/photo33_zpsd273a503.jpg.html)

Gun #12

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%2013/Burson024_zpsa7a3a3d8.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/fgarner_2006/media/Burson%2013/Burson024_zpsa7a3a3d8.jpg.html)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%2013/Burson010_zps3d3d8064.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/fgarner_2006/media/Burson%2013/Burson010_zps3d3d8064.jpg.html)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%2013/Burson011_zpsb937396a.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/fgarner_2006/media/Burson%2013/Burson011_zpsb937396a.jpg.html)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%2013/Burson019_zps02d3d2e6.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/fgarner_2006/media/Burson%2013/Burson019_zps02d3d2e6.jpg.html)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%2013/Burson009_zps1760ab22.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/fgarner_2006/media/Burson%2013/Burson009_zps1760ab22.jpg.html)


Gun # 462 is shown above, demonstrating that he made at least that many guns in his career.


Gun #13 ( This gun made by Henry Burson, (Brother of J.S Burson)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%208/JSBursonRifles087_zps4297d496.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%208/JSBursonRifles089_zps91f149d0.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%208/JSBursonRifles093_zps213a3542.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%208/JSBursonRifles092_zps6c5951c6.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%208/JSBursonRifles091_zpsfa12360a.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/fgarner_2006/Burson%208/JSBursonRifles088_zps779872e1.jpg)