Author Topic: Unknown Lehigh  (Read 1912 times)

Offline spgordon

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Re: Unknown Lehigh
« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2020, 02:55:54 PM »
Roland: Jacobsburg Historical Society, which preserved & reconstructed the Hawk gun shop, is holding its outdoor events this fall. Here is the page for the Rendezvous, which I think you were thinking about:

http://www.jacobsburghistory.com/news/2020-market-faire-and-rendezvous/

There are other events during which the Pennsylvania Longrifle Museum will be open, too (check the "Events" link near the top). You might contact the Society ahead of time if you are planning to bring the rifle to get the experts there to weigh in on it (to make sure they will be there).
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: Unknown Lehigh
« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2020, 02:57:52 PM »
There is a KRA member who is a descendant of Deemer and displays his guns at the meeting. Anyone recall his name? I think he could help
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Re: Unknown Lehigh
« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2020, 06:15:03 PM »
Thanks for this information, I will put it on my calendar, and call ahead as mentioned.  Roland

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Re: Unknown Lehigh
« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2020, 04:31:19 PM »
Have you tried pushing on the toe plate for a hidden patch box release?
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Re: Unknown Lehigh
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2020, 05:49:07 PM »
The cover on the patchbox is gone, someone nailed a copper sheet in its place. I have done nothing to this gun yet as far as removing anything to investigate what lies under the patch or under the barrel. The muzzle end thimble is loose and sliding up and down the ramrod, it is a wonder it is still with the gun. I have a couple of projects to finish before I can start to conservatively  stabilize this gun a bit.  I will post anything I find when I  get in to it more. Thanks, Roland