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Jacob Dickert Rifle Display
« on: September 05, 2019, 04:29:43 PM »
The Kentucky Rifle Foundation will be presenting a display of "Jacob Dickert" rifles at this years Eastern Pa. Longrifle show Sept. 13th. & 14th.
There are six plus early rifles committed to the display with more expected to show up. RCA#49 was coming but owner had to cancel but RCA#66 and two similar to RCA#68.
Believe this to be the largest coming together of "Dickert" rifles to date. If you're coming to the show and own a "Dickert" rifle please bring it.
To understand the importance of Jacob Dickert and the relevance his creation had on America in it's early days, read Scott Gordons 2013 article. As Scott stated, in much of the frontier a longrifle was referred to as a "Dickert".
I encourage all to come out and enjoy the interaction/conversation and wonderful antique arms.
We are a shrinking fraternity so supporting all efforts to maintain and grow our numbers are paramount. Thanks to Dennis and ALR for your contributions to this issue
Mac

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Re: Jacob Dickert Rifle Display
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2019, 01:08:00 AM »
Thanks for the shout-out! The article is available online:

https://www.immigrantentrepreneurship.org/entry.php?rec=180
Check out The Lost Village of Christian's Spring:
https://christiansbrunn.web.lehigh.edu/
And The Letters of Mary Penry: A Single Moravian Woman in Early America
http://www.psupress.org/books/titles/978-0-271-08108-3.html

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Re: Jacob Dickert Rifle Display
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2019, 02:42:43 AM »
I wonder if Peter Best was predecessor of Israel Best the west PA gunsmith?
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Re: Jacob Dickert Rifle Display
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2019, 03:49:44 PM »
I wonder if Peter Best was predecessor of Israel Best the west PA gunsmith?

Who is Peter Best? Or where does his name appear?
Check out The Lost Village of Christian's Spring:
https://christiansbrunn.web.lehigh.edu/
And The Letters of Mary Penry: A Single Moravian Woman in Early America
http://www.psupress.org/books/titles/978-0-271-08108-3.html

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Re: Jacob Dickert Rifle Display
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2019, 06:51:51 PM »

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Re: Jacob Dickert Rifle Display
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2019, 07:16:48 PM »
Great looking rifles, thanks for posting the pictures.

If I may ask, how did you get access to the photos?

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Re: Jacob Dickert Rifle Display
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2019, 08:08:08 PM »
I just photographed them today

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Re: Jacob Dickert Rifle Display
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2019, 08:31:40 PM »
I wonder if Peter Best was predecessor of Israel Best the west PA gunsmith?

Who is Peter Best? Or where does his name appear?

   He is listed as a blacksmith in the immigrant entrepreneurship link you posted earlier.  I just wonder if he
might also have been a gunsmith or parts maker in the longrifle world.
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: Jacob Dickert Rifle Display
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2019, 09:09:01 PM »
Mac, you are a fortunate individual.

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Re: Jacob Dickert Rifle Display
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2019, 10:48:10 PM »
Additional rifles on display for everyone attending to study up close.
All three makers are of the FI & Rev period. I think all have be photographed and are on the KRF's CDs






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Re: Jacob Dickert Rifle Display
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2019, 11:14:52 PM »
Mac, you are a fortunate individual.
Yes Mac is fortunate but he has put in over 10 years of hard work running the Eastern PA Longrifle show, http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=54812.0 lots of work to keep a show like this running.
Unfortunately I have only been able to attend but one of these shows.  I saw some great original rifles there. Well worth your time to attend if you are able.
Dennis
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Re: Jacob Dickert Rifle Display
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2019, 11:47:22 PM »
Well, Mac is to be commended, as I'm quite sure he has been, by his fellow collectors for that tremendous effort and 10 year record of success.

I used to get involved in the New England Antique Arms Society's shows to a very small extent. It can be almost a year around job for the organizers.

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Re: Jacob Dickert Rifle Display
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2019, 03:13:40 AM »
This is a great show to attend and I look forward to attending each year.  Mac does an outstanding job running it.

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Re: Jacob Dickert Rifle Display
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2019, 03:33:26 AM »
Agreed, great show.  On my calendar every fall.
Kunk

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Re: Jacob Dickert Rifle Display
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2019, 03:46:52 AM »
Just received word that Kindig #6 will be in the "Early Rifle Display"

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Re: Jacob Dickert Rifle Display
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2019, 07:18:32 PM »
Looks like we'll be able to get our kicks with RCA 66 (and others)! ;)

Looking forward to my first time to take in this show.

Thanks for posting,
Kevin


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Re: Jacob Dickert Rifle Display
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2019, 08:37:23 PM »
Kindig #9 not #6 will be in display
Sorry

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Re: Jacob Dickert Rifle Display
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2019, 03:39:48 AM »
Mac, your show is excellent.  I look forward to it every year, and would highly encourage anyone who can make it to attend.

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« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2019, 01:11:11 AM »
    I was able to attend the show today and it was really something to see. The Dickert display was amazing! There were also two Andreas Albrecht rifles there along with many others. If you have the chance to get there on Saturday to see this, I highly recommend going. There aren't many opportunities to examine so many fine rifles like this show provides.

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Re: Jacob Dickert Rifle Display
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2019, 04:22:24 AM »
Hopefully, some kind person has taken photos (if permitted) at the show, to share with us unfortunates who could not attend!

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Re: Jacob Dickert Rifle Display
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2019, 04:59:26 PM »
    There were also two Andreas Albrecht rifles there along with many others.

Which rifles are these? How many Albrecht rifles are there? One, the lion and lamb rifle (attributed to Albrecht), is at an auction house in Lancaster County at present. Another possible Albrecht, the twin to the Edward Marshall rifle, is at the Moravian Historical Society in Nazareth, PA, and the Marshall rifle itself is at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown, PA.

Which two Albrechts were at this other show?
Check out The Lost Village of Christian's Spring:
https://christiansbrunn.web.lehigh.edu/
And The Letters of Mary Penry: A Single Moravian Woman in Early America
http://www.psupress.org/books/titles/978-0-271-08108-3.html

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Re: Jacob Dickert Rifle Display
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2019, 05:26:49 PM »
Went to show Fri. it was great.
If you build or love longrifles you need to attend this show, as you can handle many
rifles that are pictured in the books.
Gus :)

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Re: Jacob Dickert Rifle Display
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2019, 08:39:27 PM »
Excellent show, well worth the trip

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Re: Jacob Dickert Rifle Display
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2019, 11:34:20 PM »
    There were also two Andreas Albrecht rifles there along with many others.

Which rifles are these? How many Albrecht rifles are there? One, the lion and lamb rifle (attributed to Albrecht), is at an auction house in Lancaster County at present. Another possible Albrecht, the twin to the Edward Marshall rifle, is at the Moravian Historical Society in Nazareth, PA, and the Marshall rifle itself is at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown, PA.

Which two Albrechts were at this other show?
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The auction house had a display at the show. The lion and the Lamb was there and also the Albrecht with the two tailed dog was there.
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Re: Jacob Dickert Rifle Display
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2019, 11:58:08 PM »
   I got permission from Mac to post a few pictures from the show. Sorry they came out so dark.






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