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Offline jamned

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J. Voorhees Rifle
« on: October 22, 2018, 07:18:05 PM »
I have a rifle with the name J. Voorhees on top of the barrel. A target rifle in 40 cal, 1" wide barrel, 34" long. Reciever sight probably made by the maker. G. Goulcher lock. Any one know about this maker? Hoping to find it's a Michigan builder, thanks, Jim.












Offline Mike Brooks

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Re: J. Voorhees Rifle
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 08:09:31 PM »
He wore a hockey mask most of the time.
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Offline Bigmon

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Re: J. Voorhees Rifle
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 08:17:25 PM »
Yea, that "J" might stand for Jason.  Keep your machettes and axes out of reach

Offline Steve Collward

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Re: J. Voorhees Rifle
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2018, 11:20:04 PM »
The N.Y. State Firearms Trade (Swinney & Rowe) lists Jeremiah Voorhees working in Avoca 1850-69, Stannard's Corners (Town of Wellsville) 1870-75, and Wellsville, 1875.

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Re: J. Voorhees Rifle
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2018, 03:51:31 PM »
Thanks very much for the information. That is probably the guy that built my gun, Jim.