Author Topic: Does this mid 1800's stock/school have a name?  (Read 671 times)

Offline BruceH

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Does this mid 1800's stock/school have a name?
« on: September 11, 2020, 11:02:41 PM »
I have a little interest in building one of these perch belly mid 1800's rifles.  I am curious if they ever had a specific name/school assigned to them?  I am trying to do a little research into them and I believe a better name than perch belly would help.  Thanks in advance.

Bruce




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Re: Does this mid 1800's stock/school have a name?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2020, 04:10:04 AM »
How about "New York half-stock"?  Shelby Gallien

Offline Clint

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Re: Does this mid 1800's stock/school have a name?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2020, 05:06:33 AM »
I have seen a lot of later ML guns from the north east that have convex toe to guard profiles. I never put the idea together before I saw your picture , but the side hammer gun you show is certainly adescendent of the Hudson River fowlers of 100 years before
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Offline BruceH

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Re: Does this mid 1800's stock/school have a name?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2020, 02:25:14 PM »
Thanks fellas.  I can find a few pictures, but not much else.

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Re: Does this mid 1800's stock/school have a name?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2020, 06:29:16 PM »
As mentioned, typical of Western NY mid-1800's percussion guns & also some of the gunmakers who moved west from there. These are usually called perch belly shaped stocks. For excellent examples, look up H.V.Perry's guns. I'd send you some pictures, but am traveling for a while

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Re: Does this mid 1800's stock/school have a name?
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2020, 02:00:38 AM »
OLUT, that name helped a lot for researching this style of rifle.  Thanks.