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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
H.W. Deeds
Descriptions
wood 4438 metal 3340 silver 707 brass 1442
Names
firearm 4093 rifle 498
Subjects
moon 10 bird 80
Use
rifle 1140
Date:
ca. 1820
Dimensions:
L: 58 in, Barrel length: 41.5 in, H: 8.25 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
This piece is believed to have originated in North Carolina. However, H.W. Deeds is listed as working in Reading, Pennsylvania, c. 1775. The North Carolina attribution springs from the lack of a patchbox on this piece, which is characteristic of Kentucky pattern rifles made in Virginia and further south.
Inscription:
BARREL: JNH AND H.W. DEEDS AND F. SEIFRIT. LOCKPLATE: WARRANTED.
Remarks:
(a) rifle (b) ramrod
Caliber/Gauge:
.44
Serial Number:
Not Serially Numbered
Accession Number:
1988.8.947

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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