Author Topic: Laben William McInturff 110917-1  (Read 5459 times)

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Laben William McInturff 110917-1
« on: December 18, 2011, 09:33:02 PM »
Original Tennessee Long Rifle with a 46.5" barrel made by Captain Laben William McInturff (1830-1902). Laben was the last of the McInturff gunsmiths.  They made rifles in Tennessee for at least three generations. The McInturff's made longrifles in Tennessee for generations. Laben's father was Christopher McInturff (1800-1880); his grandfather was Israel McInturff Sr. (1776-1851)- both gunsmiths. The family had been in Tennessee before statehood in 1796. He lived in Unicoi County, Tennessee in the extreme northeast corner of the state; Commanded a Company in the 3rd North Carolina Infantry (USA) during the War Between the States, he was a pallbearer at President Andrew Johnson's funeral. Ambrose Lawing served in his Company as an armorer. Marked "LWMcI". This brass-mounted rifle is .38 cal., the ramrod is missing, but the stock has no blemishes. This historic and significant Tennessee rifle is in exceptionally fine condition.  Overall Length 62 inches. Barrel Length 46 inches. LOP 13 inches. Caliber .38.















« Last Edit: December 18, 2011, 09:33:19 PM by nord »
In Memory of Lt. Catherine Hauptman Miller 6/1/21 - 10/1/00 & Capt. Raymond A. Miller 12/26/13 - 5/15/03...  They served proudly.