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Gun makers from Elmira Illinois?
« on: May 03, 2019, 10:57:25 PM »
I hope Curt J. Might see this.
I was wondering if there were any
Gunsmiths located in Elmira Illinois.
I just picked up a light plains rifle I believe
Was made there. Itís marked ďElmiraĒ.
I canít make out the makers mark. I Found it a few
counties east of Elmira and believe itís
An Illinois piece.Thanks in advance
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Re: Gun makers from Elmira Illinois?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2019, 03:30:05 AM »
Will try to post photos
Soon
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Re: Gun makers from Elmira Illinois?
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2019, 02:22:16 PM »
Tim
He only lists one in Stark County
John O. Waterman Wyoming
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Re: Gun makers from Elmira Illinois?
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2019, 06:02:09 AM »
What about Elmira New York? 

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Re: Gun makers from Elmira Illinois?
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2019, 03:17:50 PM »
Maybe Ohio? It doesnít look
Too New Yorky to me
Anyway. Thanks
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Re: Gun makers from Elmira Illinois?
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2019, 07:53:14 PM »



 
The lock plate is brass. Only itís
Actually brazed right on top of an older
Plate underneath it. This gun saw a lot
Of work a long time ago by the looks
Of it. Canít yet make out the touch mark.
TC
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Re: Gun makers from Elmira Illinois?
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2019, 03:28:49 AM »
Hello Tim,
I don't have any information on anyone making guns in Elmira, Illinois, which is not very far from me. Stark County is appropriately named, when it comes to gunsmiths or most other things. Very rural, with no large communities.  The population, even today, is probably well under 10,000. I would love to believe that rifle was made in Elmira, Illinois, but I don't.

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Re: Gun makers from Elmira Illinois?
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2019, 02:17:29 AM »
Tim,
  I think that's a sweet name for a rifle.  Don't fight it, just go with it.

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Re: Gun makers from Elmira Illinois?
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2019, 06:04:57 PM »
Tim,
  I think that's a sweet name for a rifle.  Don't fight it, just go with it.

James Levy

Well,  "Elvria" would be better.   "Giddy up oom poppa omm poppa mow mow Heigh-ho silver, away  ;D

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Re: Gun makers from Elmira Illinois?
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2019, 11:14:05 PM »
It seems like New York gunsmiths more often than others stamped their city names on the barrels of their rifles...but obviously others did so as well. It would be nice to see a little more of the rifle's architecture, cheekpiece, rear side facing with side plate, tang, etc....might be able to locate rifle a little better.  Shelby Gallien