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The rifles on this page are in need of restoration or need a restoration redo. The value of these rifles can greatly increase with good restoration.

Photo Credit Gary Brumfield (1946-2013) at Colonial Williamsburg

Feel free to make serious offers!

Signed J Sites, John Sites, Fincastle, Botetourt County, VA ca 1820

Here is a very decorative rifle made in the Shenadoah Valley of Virginia. John Sites lived and worked in Fincastle. This rifle, badly missused, has to be one of his finest rifles. The barrel is 45 inches, about .50 cal rifled and signed in script J Sites. This fine rifle deserves the best restoration possible as it is a Shenadoah Valley masterpeice.

Available at $1900.00

SOLD SOLD Unsigned Joseph Angstat, Pennsylvania ca 1825

Here is a very decorative rifle by one of the famous Pennsylvania gunsmithing families. Covered with brass inlays, nice curly maple, and remnants of a signature or date on the barrel. The rifled barrel is 38 inches long and about .40 cal. The rifle has not been restored and could be left as is since the changes to it were done in the 19th century.

This project is a worthwhile project for restoration or leave it as is.


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.

available at $875


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