Antique PENNSYLVANIA RIFLE WORKS Full-Stock .40 Cal. Percussion LONG RIFLE
Kentucky Style HUNTING/HOMESTEAD American Long Rifle
Here we present an antique Pennsylvania Rifle Works Marked Full Stock Percussion Long Rifle, made circa the mid-19th Century in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Rifle Works was owned by George and Robert Dunlap of Philadelphia and was in operation between the years of 1837 and 1858. The Dunlap brothers were known to be makers of “hardware store” percussion guns. Its stout octagonal barrel is in .40 caliber, large enough to take medium to large sized game or to defend the homestead against unwanted aggression.
Rifles manufactured in the mid-to-late 19th Century were rapidly changing over from thousands of craftsmen all over the United States and on the Frontier making and selling their wares, to the large factories with standardized assembly lines and modern manufacturing techniques. Many makers’ names of the so-called Kentucky long rifles have been lost over time.
The overall condition is good. Robust action. The bore is in good shape for its age. Solid stock contains an expected amount of wear. Lock markings are worn.
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Barrel is 38-3/4 inches.
Caliber: .40 Percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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