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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
J.P. Beck, Pennsylvania American 350 R. Hyslop, New York, NY
Descriptions
plain 345 metal 3340 brass 1442 trigger 354 maple 11
Names
firearm 4093
Use
rifle 1140
Date:
ca. 1800
Dimensions:
L: 64 in, Barrel length: 47.875 in, H: 8.875 in, ramrod diameter: .375 in, ramrod length: 47.625 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
John Philip Beck worked in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, from about 1785 to 1811. He was one of the most renowned makers of Kentucky rifles during the so-called "Golden Age".
Inscription:
BARREL: J.P. BECK LOCKPLATE: R. HYSLOP NEW YORK
Remarks:
The relief carved stock and rococo style embellishment on the patchbox are typical of this period of Kentucky rifle making (1770-1820). The lock on this piece is a replacement, converting the piece back to its original flintlock ignition. A. musket; B. ramrod.
Model:
American Long Rifle
Caliber/Gauge:
.55
Accession Number:
1988.8.1044

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum.
If you are making a special trip, please double-check before visiting.

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