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J Fordney 090815-1
« on: August 27, 2009, 04:01:47 PM »
I recently inherited what I believe to be a Pennsylvania long rifle and would like to get some information on the gun. I have attached some photos that I hope will be useful.

Top of the barrel near the rear sight is the the engraving J Fordney - Lancaster, PA".  The overall length of the gun is 55 inches.






























Comments:

This rifle is almost certainly a Jacob Fordney. Brother of Melchoir. This is a good thing. A very fine maker of the period.
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Many years ago I sold some guns for a collector from Pine Grove, Pa., just some stuff he didn't want.  One of the guns was signed "J. Fordney", and it had applied striping to the stock, but was typical Fordney architecture, rather plain, no checkered wrist, etc.
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