Author Topic: Carpenter, A.B. 090222-4  (Read 4098 times)

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Carpenter, A.B. 090222-4
« on: February 23, 2009, 07:49:55 PM »
Made by A B Carpenter, who worked in Dolson, Clark County, Illinois during the 1870's and 1880's, until at least 1886. He also once had a shop on Union Street, in Paris, Edgar County, Illinois, date unknown. This may have been before moving to Dolson (which is now called Clarksville).
The 1880 census lists him as a farmer, born in Ohio.
 
Here are the vital statistics on this rifle.
 
Length overall:                        62 7/8"
 
Barrel length:                         47 1/2" (but has been set back between 5" and 5 1/2")
 
Width across flats at breech:  1 1/8"      at muzzle 1 1/16"
 
Caliber:                                 approximately .44, with seven groove rifling
 
Stock:                                   maple
 
Mountings & inlays:                german silver
 
Weight:                                 14 lbs. 12 oz.
 
The lock plate is brass with some well-worn silver plating remaining. The lock plate is cut out for a bolster, which was lost when the barrel was set back.
















« Last Edit: February 23, 2009, 07:50:19 PM by nord »
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