Author Topic: Ambrose Lawing- Unicoi County, Tennessee (1871 Warranted for D.M. Hampton)  (Read 5782 times)

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The link should take you to photos of a .38 Caliber 6 foot 3 inch long Upper East Tennessee Long Rifle by Ambrose Lawing.  See interesting note card attached to the rifle for more information.

http://s678.photobucket.com/albums/vv150/sequatchie/Ambrose%20Lawing%20for%20Hampton/
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Bill,
Thanks for sharing the pictures.  I really enjoy seeing Ambrose Lawing rifles. All that I have seen have had real nice architecture and good forge work. That's the first I can remember seeing a checkpiece like that.  I love the cleaning rod. Looks to be original to the rifle. Nice find!  
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« Last Edit: August 12, 2011, 02:10:49 AM by Ken G »
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Offline WElliott

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Neat rifle, Bill.  And you can't beat the provenance!
Wayne Elliott

Offline tom patton

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Back in the early 1960's I almost bought an Ambrose Lawing rifle in Johnson City,Tennessee but passed on it because I felt that $300.00 was too much.About the same time I was in the shop of a well known gunsmith and observed him putting an upper  East Tennessee gun to flintlock and saw that it was signed "Ambrose Lawing". As I recall the gun was percussion with no indication that it had ever been flint.I have always wondered as to the present whereabouts of that gun.
Tom Patton

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Thanks for sharing the pictures. I also enjoy the Ambrose Loving (Lawing) rifles. I've not seen very many at all. Great picture in GGTSA, page 21. AJ
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Bill,
I like the trigger guard, one of the Wallace rifles that we have discussed has the same trigger guard. I had a Wiley Gibson rifle that had the same exact guard also. Interesting rifle.
Buck

Offline Curt J

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A wonderful rifle with fascinating provenance. Thanks for posting.