Berks County Longrifles and Gunmakers 1750-1900 by
Patrick Hornberger is a definitive study covers the five
separate centers of gunmaking in Berks County, along with
detailed information on the characteristics of each, and
of the area's most prolific gunsmiths, such as Haga, Reedy,
Angstadt and Derr.
With 175 full-color photographs of the rifles in
multiple views, it is the definitive study on this school
of gunsmithing. Some of the finest and most important
longrifles from Berks County, many of which have never
before been on public display, are featured here in 175
multiple, full color views. Presented by the Historical
Society of Berks County, this important exhibit covers the
full range of gun making styles, from the earliest Germanic
style Reading rifles to heavily carved Womelsdorf rifles
and the folk art rifles of the Kutztown area.
The complete collection is covered in this book and
includes 52 rifles and 2 pistols, as well as accoutrements
and gun making tools from the area.
Hardcover, 111 pages, 11" x 8-1/2"