Associated with Henry Koch, Cumberland County, PA ca 1830


Added on: May 14, 2023

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Product Description

This rifle is signed on the barrel but unfortunately it is difficult to read. Based on the design and engraving of the upper and lower plates of the patchbox it closely resembles the work of Henry Koch. It may be someone associated with him or associated with the Emmitsburg School.

It was converted to percussion in the 1830’s and the barrel shortened at the breech. In recent years the rifle was converted back to flintlock using an 1803 Harpers Ferry lock altered to fit the lock mortise. The stock has a new coat of finish, maybe shellac. It is an attractive rifle in need of some work or it can be enjoyed as is.

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Timothy Hodges
844 Round Hill Road

Winchester, VA

Phone: (540) 662-5438