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Object Name Rifle
Catalog Number 0985.13.00919
Date ca. 1850
Description Sheetz muzzle loading country rifle; brass stock cap, brass trigger guard and butt. The octagonal barrel has a hexagonal bore.
Dimensions L-52.5 inches
Owned Mr. Ruckman
Made Jacob Sheetz, Hampshire County, [West] Virginia, ca. 1850
Provenance This Sheetz country rifle was a sharpshooter's rifle made in the tradition of a Kentucky rifle for Mr. Ruckman about 1850.
People Ruckman, Mr.
Subjects Firearms
Guns