a miniature (10inch) copy of the Andrew
Verner rifle. Completely hand made and in a
display case with a mirror bottom to the
case so all sides can be seen. This display
will be given as part of the purchase of the
full size Verner at no additional cost or
can be purchased separately for $2000.00.
It has taken the same amount of time to make
this little nightmare as it does to make a
full size rifle. I reduced a photograph of
the full size rifle to ten inches and then
made every part to match the ones in the
photograph so the entire rifle is just a
miniature of the full size original.
forged Pipe Tomahawk. The head is forged
from a gunbarrel, the silver wire and silver
inlays are .999 pure silver. The white
diamond shaped inlays are made from pieces
of ivory that are over 100 years old.
forged Pipe Tomahawk, done in the manner of
the 18th Century. The mouth piece is lead
free pewter. The inlays are .999 pure Silver
and Brass. The handle is curly maple, 19 and
7/8th inches long. What looks like
imperfections are merely lighting
reflections as the handle is hand rubbed oil
finish to a high gloss, as was used in the
Spirit of 76. An Allentown-Bethlehem School
style rifle. This is a replica of
what I feel is the most patriotic rifle ever
built in this country. It was built at a
time when patriotism was at a fever pitch.
The original that this rifle is copied from
was built in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, "The
Cradle of Liberty" by Jacob Kuntz who was
one of the finest gun builders our infant
nation had. I have been referring to this
rifle as "The Spirit of 76" as the patch-box
has an American Eagle sitting on the head of
a British Lion that has a collar around its
neck and is pecking on the Lion's nose. The
Lion's teeth and claws are old Ivory as well
as the Eagle's beak and claws on the carving
side of the rifle. The lock is "hand made"
and is left in the white as is the barrel.
The rifle is 50caliber with a 44inch swamped
barrel. I have more information on this
rifle and will be happy to advise those
interested and will e-mail any requested
photos of this rifle. Price of this rifle
Allentown Bethlehem School of the long
rifle. This is a replica of a rifle
built by John Rupp of Lehigh County,
Pennsylvania around 1800. The hardware is
.999% pure silver including ram-rod thimbles
and muzzle cap. The rifle has a 50 caliber,
42inch Getz octagon to round barrel. The
cheek piece and toe plate is antique Ivory.
The patch box release button in the ivory
toe plate is cow horn as is the original.