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Berks County Longrifles and Gunmakers 1750-1900

4165-023-175
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Berks County Longrifles and Gunmakers 1750-1900
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Berks County Longrifles and Gunmakers 1750-1900

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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"