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Chambers King rifle
« on: February 23, 2019, 11:18:18 PM »
Chambers King lived in Washington Township, Armstrong County PA near Kittanning.  He was a regimental Armourer for
the 2nd Provisional Pennsylvania Cavalry in 1864.  It's known that his father George and brother Wm were also gunsmiths.  He moved
to Canoe Township Indiana County later in his life. 









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Re: Chambers King rifle
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2019, 01:33:43 AM »
Photo credit Dr. James whisker

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.

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Re: Chambers King rifle
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2019, 11:34:22 AM »
Thanks for sharing the pictures and information!
Mighty nice rifle he holds in the upper picture
Kind regards from Germany, Chris

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Re: Chambers King rifle
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2019, 07:09:12 PM »
Please look critically at the signature. I am bothered by the lack of aging/patina in the bottom of the "engraved" lines and the presence of a light colored "ridge" around the engraving. Click on the signature image and then you can further enlarge that image. Perhaps my eyes are playing tricks on me.
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Re: Chambers King rifle
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2019, 07:19:39 PM »
Please look critically at the signature.
J.B.

I agree. It looks like either a Dremel tool over-cut of the original signature, or a complete fantasy signature.

Otherwise, a nice gun!   
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Re: Chambers King rifle
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2019, 08:48:57 PM »
Unfortunately, the second I saw the signature I said to myself; "Dremel".   :-\

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Re: Chambers King rifle
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2019, 10:03:49 PM »
Especially when you compare the fine quality engraving on the patchbox, with the childish style of the signature....
Unfortunately it's cut so deep it'll be difficult to remove,,,,
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Re: Chambers King rifle
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2019, 11:35:55 PM »
       In the January 1967 issue of Muzzle Blasts is a short piece by Walter C. Snyder about Elmer King son
of Chambers King. Says that Elmer King has maintained his father's shop almost intact,that Elmer did a
little gunsmithing work.

Their is a picture of Elmer holding one of his father's rifles,says that Elmer King passed away September 1st
1959 at the age of 78.

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Re: Chambers King rifle
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2019, 07:43:13 PM »
I'm thinking like others that someone recut the signature.  The letters are formed like the signature on other rifles, so I don't think it's a fantasy
but somebody went over it.   I removed the patchbox, cleaned the varnish off and reinstalled it.  Now it can age naturally.  I think the long term result
will be better.



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Re: Chambers King rifle
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2019, 11:02:47 PM »
Overall it looks very nice. Great patchbox!