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« on: March 29, 2015, 04:01:55 PM »
Abraham Magahan Rifle:

Abraham Megahan (1816- ). gunsmith. 1850-70, Penn Twp., Huntingdon County. Quite a few of Megahan's guns are known although he was usually listed as a farmer. U.S. Census of 1850, Penn Twp., Huntingdon Co., age 34, gunsmith; Sarah A., 33; Rebvecca, 11; Louisia, 9; Mary, 8; Druscilla, 5; Uriah, 1. U.S. Census of 1860, Penn Twp., Abraham, age 43, gunsmith, $300 in property; Rebecca, 42; Louisia, 19; Mary M., 17; Uriah, 11; David, 9; John R., 5; Milton, 4. U.S. Census of 1870, Penn Twp., Abraham, age 53, gunsmith, $250 personal value, $800 real estate; Sarah, 52; Matilda, 23; Milton, 14; David, 19, printer.

Benjamin L. Megahan. farmer and gunsmith. Penn Twp., Huntingdon County. Noted in Africa's history as "retiring about 1854."

The name is pronounced me-gack-an and definitely not mega-han.

Barrel- 35 1/4" x 7/8" straight, 34cal. rifled 7 lands and grooves.
LOP- 12 3/4"
Butt plate- 3 15/16" H x 1 1/8" w.


























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