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JH 111218-1
« on: January 11, 2012, 02:41:49 AM »
J.H. but not Hellega


Not sure who made this gun, but it appears to be an honest rifle with pleasing carving, finish and a nice patchbox.  I would put this in the library, but hopefully someone will be able to identify it before it's placed there.
A very nice rifle in very fine condition.  Who made it?  I haven't a clue, but perhaps someone here does. 
No, it's not a Hillegas gun, but it surely is a nice rifle! The profile is unusual and it has the look of a radical Lehigh piece. It may be one of those borderland guns where schools overlapped and almost anything could show up. The cockscomb patch looks like Berks and the sideplates look a tad Upper River School.
Whatever, whoever, it is a very pretty rifle and one we all would like to own.
Interesting architecture!  It almost has a transitional Huntingdon County look to it, but the checkering throws me off.  Not sure where it fits in. 
« Last Edit: January 03, 2020, 03:56:13 AM by Dennis Glazener »
In Memory of Lt. Catherine Hauptman Miller 6/1/21 - 10/1/00 & Capt. Raymond A. Miller 12/26/13 - 5/15/03...  They served proudly.