full octagon barrel; four-piece large daisy-head patch box; butt carved with incised scroll design; incised designs on patch box. Arms and Armor-Firearm

Flintlock rifle, c. 1785-1790

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This rifle was made by Jacob Dickert, an accomplished gunmaker working in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in the late-18th and early-19th centuries. Compare the leaf and scroll stock carving and patch box style of this rifle with that of the Berks County, Pennsylvania rifle made by John Bonewitz, also in this case. Though gunmakers of the period rarely signed their pieces, this one is signed "J. Dickert" on the flat of the barrel. The lock was made by another craftsman and signed "DREPERT." Dickert was a successful gunmaker and went on to receive contracts to make rifles and muskets for the government in the 1790s.

Details
Title
Flintlock rifle
Artist Life
c. 1755 - 1822
Role
Maker
Accession Number
2002.262
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full octagon barrel; four-piece large daisy-head patch box; butt carved with incised scroll design; incised designs on patch box. Arms and Armor-Firearm