Unsigned Jacob Lauck, Winchester, Virginia ca 1820.
John and Jacob Lauck worked with their father Simon Lauck in Winchester, Virginia from the late 1790's. John died in 1828 and Jacob lived a long life. This is a better than average rifle for them; it has lots of silver. The barrel was shortened 2 inches and luckily the underpinng loops were moved. The lock is replaced as is the sideplate; both are acceptable but need some refinement. The rear sight was moved back and the old recess was left unfilled. For a little time and effort this will present alot better than it is now. Or it can be enjoyed as is since it is a rare rifle in acceptable condition.
Available at $4,250
Signed "J W R" John W Rinehart, Hampshire County, West Virginia ca 1840
John worked in Hampshire County along with his relative Jame Rinehart; they made many rifles. They both moved from the area in the 1850's. This example is John's typical production with the acorn finial patchbox, typical set triggers, stock architecture, and side plate. It could use some attention as it is bleached or it can be enjoyed as is. The rifled barrel is 37 inches long about .40 cal and signed J W R in script on the barrel near the breech.
available at $1250.00