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American Gunsmiths

Lists of American Gunsmiths, particulalry muzzle loading, prior to 1900

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Museums and Exhibits open to the Public which offer displays of Kentucky Rifles

Publicly accessible exhibits of Kentucky Rifles, Accoutrements, and related history

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Kentucky Rifle Foundation

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The National Rifle Association Longrifle Collection

A Special Library & Museum Presentation... THE NRA LONGRIFLE COLLECTION. Our thanks to the NRA and staff for their support of the L&M project and for their vision of continuing education and appreciation of unique American artworks.

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J.S. Burson....Master Gunsmith, Wabash, Indiana

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Gunsmithing History

URLs related to history of Gunsmithing in US

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Tools of the Riflemaker

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A Laudenslager Family Bio

Contributed by: Mark Laudenslager

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Peter Neuhart by Bob Smalser

Original Research by a family member

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The Shreckengost Collection

ALR proudly presents a unique collection of research, photos, and contributions by family members... "The Schreckengost Collection"

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Earnheart, William: A biography ( Ohio)

Biographical History

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Hall of Recognition

Tributes to some of those who have made a significant scholarly contribution to the knowledge, preservation and collecting of original Kentucky Longrifles

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Ancestors of the American Long Rifle

German, English, and French ideas evolving into the unique American Long Rifle.

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Educational Materials & Research

Research materials related to gunmaking.

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Child Boards: Original Research, Dickert, Jacob, A History of Christian Beck, The "Jo Bogel" Rifle by Wayne Elliot, A History of the Gillespie Rifle Makers of East Fork NC - Dennis Glazener, Research by Dr. James B. Whisker, New York Gunmakers - H.J. Swinney, North Carolina Gunmaking Schools, Pennsylvania Schools, South Carolina, Tennessee Gunsmiths, Antique Longrifle Restorations
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Exhibits of Special Merit (Makers Unknown)

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Links to Previous ALR Posts - (Photos & Discussion)

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Links to Long Rifle Resources - ( In Print & Internet)

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Buck & Ball (Smooth Rifle)

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Fowlers

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Child Boards: Gonter, Peter, Haeffer (Lancaster), Abner Howe , Lowmaster, John, Fowler 100820-2
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American Double Rifle

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Midwest Long Arms

Ohio and westward. What might be thought of as Union States ca. 1862.

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Child Boards: Augustine, S., Babbitt, Lysander W. - Iowa, Barrett, Marcus L. - Illinois , Bishop, Robert Illinois, Burson, J.S., Carpenter, A.B., Clark, J. (Lebanon, OH), Fisher, F.G. - Iowa, Frietas, J.J., Green, Henry - Illinois, Hinsdale, Samuel Dexter - Illinois, Kline, Edward - Illinois, Kopp Family, Lundy, Hiram, McQuaid, James R., Morrison, Samuel - (Also Northumberland PA), Morse, Enoch Jr. (Illinois), Pennabacher / Pennypacker, N. Potter 100323-1 (Michigan), Rains, B.T. (Indiana), Reeves, Buford (Indiana) , Schuler, Valentin - Ohio, Small. Samuel, Smith, Samuel (Illinois), Strong, W. K., Tetley, William, Tope, Henry - Illinois, Vincent, Caleb - Ohio, Vincent, J. - Ohio, Ward, L.G. Springfield, IL , Burson, J.S. (Indiana), Oblinger, Charpie, Pierre
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Midwest Short Arms

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PA Short Arms Traditional Exhibits

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Child Boards: Brass (Unknown) , 090330-1, Kopp Family, Kunz, Jacob, Lawerence, T , Reichenbach , Troxell , 081223-2, 090526-2, 081223-1, 090621-1, Pistol 091027-1
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Pennsylvania Long Arms Traditional Exhibits - (PA, MD, VA, WV)

Generally the "core" areas where the Long Rifle was developed and reached its Golden Age.

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Child Boards: Angstadt, Adam Rockland Twp. Berks Co. PA, Angstadt, Peter , Armstrong, John, Baum, Samuel, Beck. C., Beck, John Phillip, Berry, Peter, Benson, Ezra West Virginia , Benson, George W. - West Virginia, Beyer, Nicholas, Bisbing, Amos, Border, Daniel Bedford Co., Boyer, D., Britton, William , Brooks, John, Browning, Abel, Carlisle, H. 110516-2 , Crummey, J., Deemer, Jacob, Deringer, H., Derr, Dickert, J., Drepert, John, Dunmeyer, J, Dunmeyer, P., Amos Early, Edmonds, J., Eister, Ernst, Adam, Fanot - Lancaster, Feder, G, Figthorn (Fitchthorn), Andrew (Jr.), Ford, J., Fordney, Jacob, Fordney, Melchoir, Georg , J., Gibbs, Henry, Gibbs, John Lancaster, PA , Glaze. George, Gobrecht, Samuel , Grandstaff, Gumpf, Haga, Wolfgang, Hawk, Nicholas, Hawken, Christian, Henry, Abraham (1768-1811) , Herbach, J , Hess, Hoffman, Hummel, F., Hunsicker, H, Jackson, A. N. (Virginia) 090820-2, Kline, Jacob & Son Hampshire Co. WV, Klein/ Kleindinst 110516-3, Kopp Family, Kunz Family, Laudenslauger, Leman, H. Lancaster, PA, Lloyd, Wm. M. Huntingdon Co. PA , Long, Joseph (Joe) Snyder Co. PA, Long, Stoeffle, Lydick Peter , Magahan A., Marker, J., McDermit, Andrew 110502-5, Mier Family, Mier, Samuel, Miller, W.G., Moll, John Sr. & Jr., Morrison, Samuel Milton Northumberland Co. PA, Moosholder, William, Neihardt, Peter, Oates, Nathaniel - Hampshire Co. WV, Parks, John Sr./Jr. , Pennabacher / Pennypacker, Reedy, Leonard, Rinehart, J.W. - Hampshire Co. VA, J. Roop, Roth , Rowe, Nathaniel, Schaefer/Shafer, Joseph - Union or Snyder Co., Shaffer, Jacob - Virginia, Shreckengost, Levi , Shreckengost , Lincoln , Shreckengost William , Schroyer, George Sr., Schuler, Samuel, Schweitzer, Abraham, Sees, Jacob, Sell, Frederick, Sheetz, Henry, Sheetz, Jacob Virigina/W.VA Hampshire Co, Shell, Daniel, Shell, John West Hanover, PA , Shennefelt, Nicholas, Shillito, S. & Son, Silknitter, Solomon, Siple, Slonaker, George, Smith, A.B., Sneveley, J. (Harrisburg), Snyder, Jacob, Snyder, Tobias, Spitzer, Henry, Stapleton, J., Vore, Ben, Wetzel, White, Peter, Young, Peter - Easton, Zollman (VA)
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Mule Ear Upper Susquehanna

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Relics (Antique Pistol & Rifle Furniture & Components)

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Transition Exhibits (ca. 1855 and later)

Generally hand crafted guns following the Long Rifle tradition, but of more modern form.

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Child Boards: Harder, Jacob - Owego & Waverly NY / Athens & Lock Haven, PA, Combination (Unknown) 090916-1
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New England Exhibits

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Child Boards: Mason, J., Silas Allen, Smith, Martin, 090306-1 , 090501-1, Hapgood, Jaob 110506-1
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New York Exhibits

New York State generally north of the Central Finger Lakes & New England.

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Child Boards: Ogden, W&C, Ogden, Jehial, Amsden, B.W., Chapin, A.H. - Earlville, NY , Losey, John - Town of Caroline, Moore, J.P., Unsigned - Southern Tier, Patterson, E., G.C.B., Blunt & Syms, Williams, Abraham 110505-1, William Gardner
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Great Plains Exhibits

Mississippi River westward to the Rocky Mtns.

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Child Boards: McQuaid, James R. , Golcher & Simpson - St. Paul, Burson, H.J.
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Southern Long Arms

Areas generally considered Confederate States ca. 1862.

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Child Boards: Albright, Elias Albright Twp. N.Carolina, Allen, Richard, Atkinson, J. , Beals, William N., Bettis, Philip, Bogle, Jos. Jr., Clemets, H. (Kentucky), Dixon, O.M. - Jamestown, Douglas, William, Foltz, George, Gardner, Thaddeus North Carolina, Gillespie, Philip, Gillespie, M., G o B, Gross, Alfred (Tennessee), Grose, David North Carolina, Hicks, Samuel, Higgins, Wiley G., William Hobbs, Huffman, Henry Catawba Co. N. Carolina, Jackson, Craft - Jamestown School , Lamb,Anderson North Carolina , Lamb, J., Lamb, William, Lamb & Son , Lauck, Simon Winchester, VA , Lawing, Ambrose, Ledford, Long, Andrew North Carolina, McInturff, Laben William, Newkirk, D., O'Dell, Steven, Parker, J.W., Reid, William, Risingson, H., Soddy Daisy, Spitzer, H, Volger, Volger, Christopher North Carolina, Volger, George North Carolina, Volger, Timothy North Carolina, Unknown Maker - "Whale Rifle", Ward, E.P., Whitesides, John 090708-1, Wishon, John, Wood, J., Wood, J.M., Clemets, Dimick, H.
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Southern Short Arms

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Far Western Exhibits

Areas West of the Rocky Mountains.

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Child Boards: 090301-2, Wirfflein, J.
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Rifles by Unknown Makers - Brass Furniture

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Child Boards: Upper Susquehanna 110406-11, Unknown Presentation 100204-1, Unknown 091124-2, 091104-1 Halfstock, 091009-1, Lehigh Unknown (PA) 090926-1, David Porter - His Rifle 090621-3, 090526-1, 090301-1, 090210-1, 090208-4, 090116-1, 090111-2 VIRGINIA, 090106-1, Reading/Berks (Unsigned) 091202-2, Unknown (Ohio?) 091218-1, Halfstock 1000510-1, Southern Unknown 100718-2, J.W. (???) 100822-1, Shener (Attributed) 110515-1, Conestoga ??? 110516-1, 10602-1, 10602-2 Angstadt?, 120307-1 Probable PA, Berks / Reading 121008-1, 150110-1, 150111-1
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Rifles by Unknown Makers - Iron Furniture

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Child Boards: Tenn. (Unknown) 100723-1, 100505-2 Unknown, 090429-1 Unknown (Ohio?), 090414-1 (Signed S.G.), Unknown (Dixie) 090404-1, 090306-2 Southern (Boy's), 090212-1, 090119-1, 081220-1