Circa 1820 .36 Cal. Cap and Ball

Posted on 9th June 2015 in Uncategorized

SPITZER SHOP ATTRIBUTED, NEW MARKET, SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA KENTUCKY-STYLE LONG RIFLE, tiger maple full-stock with brass patchbox, inlays including thumb plate and cheek-piece and double set triggers. Later percussion conversion. Has ramrod. Probably Henry Spitzer (1767-1840), New Market, Shenandoah Co., VA. First quarter 19th century. 45.5″ barrel, 60.5″ OAL. Very good condition. Fully functional… Provenance: Property of John Gray of Lebanon, Russell County, VA. By descent from John Gray to his son John Tevis Gray Sr to his son John Tevis Gray his son Wilbur (Sandy) Gray to me. The rifle was in need of repair when I received it… The restoration was done by Paul Horowitz, an archival restorationists, thru Little Johns Gunshop in Santa Ana… All work was done using the same tools and materials which were available when the rifle was manufactured back in the very early 1800’s.

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