Author Topic: ALR Jacob Sheetz  (Read 2370 times)

msmith

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ALR Jacob Sheetz
« on: December 30, 2008, 02:30:24 AM »
First ,thanks for the addition.I am looking forward to seeing more rifles.I just wanted to add that  in about 1858 that Jacob moved to Three Churches on Jersey Mountain in Hampshire county.In the book Hanging Rock Rebel ( and at least another source)about Lt. John Blue. John says in 1861  a few other rebels and himself took their guns and some old flintlocks that they found in the loft of Hampshire County Court House to a gunsmith at Three Churches.They had their flintlocks changed to percussion.They stayed and hunted for two weeks while the gunsmith converted their guns.In another source I have read, it says that Jacob Sheetz was this gunsmith.I always like to find out about the gunsmiths it makes collecting these rifles more interesting Again Thanks for the ALR Museum,&Have A Happy New Year, M Smith
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