The Lancaster Longrifle - Hornberger & Kolar
Product No. 4165-022-175
AVAILABLE AGAIN IN LIMITED QUANTITIES !!
Most authorities agree that the earliest true American longrifles originated in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and a classically made Lancaster, whether original or contemporary,
is a true work of art. This book by Patrick Hornberger and John Kolar features over seventy of these outstanding Lancaster rifles, fowlers, pistols and powder horns. Based on
the exhibit that opened in the Spring of 2012 at the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, it is the first truly comprehensive display of Lancaster
firearms ever assembled! This book is offered as a complete guide to that grand exhibit, featuring large, full-color photographs of the pieces in the exhibit. It offers 3 or
more detailed views of each gun, from multiple angles, along with descriptions, dimensions and provenance for 62 rifles, 6 fowlers, 7 pistols and 9 powder horns.
Contemporary rifle makers will appreciate the detail and quality of the images as they study the firearms presented here. In addition to the fine photographs and descriptions
are sections entitled: “The Lancaster Long Rifle,” “Before the Long Rifle,” and “The French and English Influence,” each adding to the knowledge base among history enthusiasts
and collectors. Full size, in an 11” X 8-1/2”, landscape format, with 132pages and 225 full-color photographs. This is a must for all enthusiasts of the Kentucky rifle!