SOLD SOLD Signed "C Welshanz" Conrad Welshantz, York, Pennsylvania ca 1800
Here is an extremely rare smooth rifle by one of York's famous gunsmiths of the 18th century. Conrad, son of Jacob Welshantz, was active during the Revolution and supplied muskets for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was in partnership with Philip Heckert and Peter Reisinger in a boring mill south of York. He sold his share to Martin Frey in 1801. Conrad died in 1827 aged 66 years.
This project is well worth spending the time and effort because of the rare signature and quality of the patchbox. The barrel was never cut back and remains at 43+ inches, the lock is original to the rifle and can be reconverted, and the mounts are original except for the toeplate. The maple has some curl. The patchbox is finely engraved as expected. This would make a nice rifle with good quality restoration.
Unsigned Kentucky rifle ca 1830
Here is a rifle in need of repair with excellent curly maple and a Lancaster style patchbox. The rifled .40 cal 42.5 inch barrel is tapered and flared at the muzzle and has a broken horn or bone fron sight. It is missing a trigger guard and the fore end cap needs repair.
This project is worth spending the time and effort because of the stunning curly maple and long early barrel.
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