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Mier family Somerset County rifle
« on: June 19, 2019, 05:28:53 PM »
I got the chance to bring this rifle back home recently and thought I would share it.  I think I posted it 10 years ago or so, but
maybe the newbies would like to see it.  I had traded it to another ALR member and we just traded it back.  I think it's one of
the better Mier carvings, but I've only seen 3 or 4 others.  The unusual patchbox is a love it or hate it deal.  It's misidentified
as Joseph Mills in the Patchboxes book.









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Re: Mier family Somerset County rifle
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2019, 06:29:09 PM »
Really cool carving. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Mier family Somerset County rifle
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2019, 06:45:15 PM »
The thing I like best about this rifle is the folksy bird engraving on the cheek inlay!
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Re: Mier family Somerset County rifle
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2019, 08:30:45 PM »
Quite a nice one for sure. Thanks for sharing. It is definitely a unique rifle.

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Re: Mier family Somerset County rifle
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2019, 09:45:56 PM »
A very unique patchbox that goes all the way to the wrist!  I like it a lot Rob!  Do you have any idea which Mier built your rifle?
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Re: Mier family Somerset County rifle
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2019, 02:26:52 AM »
I think Jacob
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Re: Mier family Somerset County rifle
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2019, 04:14:15 AM »
I'll have to say that is one of the most unique patch boxes I have ever seen!

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Re: Mier family Somerset County rifle
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2019, 06:23:15 AM »
A real beauty!
I love that patchbox! Carving too.
Thanks for sharing it.
Kind regards from Germany, Chris

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Re: Mier family Somerset County rifle
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2019, 12:53:13 AM »
Really cool carving. Thanks for posting.

Yes- very cool. Love the way the carving accentuates the long slim styling of the rifle. As to Taylor's comment, yes - that is VERY similar to the folksy scrimshaw on my big gun's horn (bought at Dixon's many moons ago.)
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Re: Mier family Somerset County rifle
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2019, 02:38:15 AM »
Rob,

Hope to see it next week - nice gun.

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Re: Mier family Somerset County rifle
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2019, 11:34:03 PM »
Here is another Mier Rifle, probably Samuel, from our Bruce Miller library.

http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=15cca3c4a011b55abd65a4f9040bcc72&topic=2880.0

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Re: Mier family Somerset County rifle
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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.