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Books/collections of Virginia Rifles

 
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Drake
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:44 pm    Post subject: Books/collections of Virginia Rifles Reply with quote

Does anyone have any pointers on research for Virginia Rifles? Specifically 1760-1785 in the Winchester area? I see a lot of similar characteristics on kits and just want to back them up with a solid examlpe. (Wooden patchbox or no, nose cap or schnabbel, English, Dutch, or German lock, and so forth) Ive seen two books from Track's any other places I can look? Thanks for the help!


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Edw. Drayke
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eric Kettenberg has a long article about the migration down the valley by the Moravians on his sight. John Bivins book NC longrifles also has a couple I think. Check out Geo Shumways sight for his book listings
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone have other good books with pics? about to start building one and need some advise on patchboxes hardware and such. Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a book, but free for the viewing. Check out the American Long Rifles "virtual museum pages on their forums:

http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wayne1967 wrote:
Anyone have other good books with pics? about to start building one and need some advise on patchboxes hardware and such. Thanks in advance.


Why not try to search on Amazon or eBay....
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

During the time when my grandfather was the Master of the Colonial Williamsburg Gunsmith Shop he made longrifles that represented those from towns many miles to the west and north—along the Great Wagon Road. When called on to produce something that might have been made in Tidewater Virginia he drew on details from English rifles or work believed to be from near Fredericksburg at the fall line of the Rappahannock River.
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