15 October 2009

Was this rifle made by Jacob Sackett?

Kelly Harriger of Brookville, PA, writes asking for help in identifying a late-percussion period target rifle.


A collector of western Pennsylvania longrifles has suggested that it bears the style of Jacob Sackett of Sagerstown, in Crawford County, PA. It will be recalled that we ran an article in the January 2005 TSFA Newsletter, "Jacob T. Sackett, Blacksmith, Gunsmith and Violin Maker" by William B. Moore, reprinted from the Newsletter of the Crawford County Historical Society.
Kelly's further information on this rifle is on the website.

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