Thoughts on the Kentucky Rifle
in its Golden Age
,
annotated third edition, now with many color photos,
by Joe Kindig, Jr.
Part Number: BOOK-TOK-RGA
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This famous Kindig Collection of longrifles was perhaps the most extensive ever assembled. The author presents two hundred sixty two nicely carved rifles, and treats the subject as an art form, with makers grouped into "schools" of similar style. Text includes much research from tax, census, and church records, and reveals the apprentice to master relationship between many famous makers. Hardback, 9" x 12", 610 pages with 857 illustrations and 46 pages of color photography.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • The section of color plates in the thrid version include rifles by:
    • "PA" Rifle
    • Peter Neihart
    • H. Mauck
    • H.P.M.
    • Isaac Berlin
    • Jacob Dickert
    • Melchoir Fordney
    • A. Verner
    • John Rupp
    • John Moll
    • JohnBonewitz
    • Leonard Reedy
    • Nicholas Beyer
    • J.P. Beck
    • Peter Berry
    • George Eister
    • George Schroyer
    • Frederick Sell
    • Jacob Sell the Eldar
    • J. Schriver the Eldar
    • George Kreps
    • John Armstrong
    • Nathaniel Rowe
    • David Cooley
    • John Noll
    • Peter White
  • Kentucky Rifle Nomenclature
  • Preface
  • PART I
    • On the Frontiersman
    • On the Gunsmith
    • On the Kentucky Itself
    • On the Kentucky as a Collectable
  • PART II
    • Introduction to Part II
    • Map of Pennsylvania
    • Locations of Gunsmiths
    • Pre-Revolutionary Kentuckys with Brass Patchboxes
    • The Lancaster School
      • Ealry Daisy Patchboxes by Unknown Makers
      • Jacob Dickert
      • John Graeff
      • Peter Resor
      • Abraham Henry
      • Henry Albright
      • J. Haeffer
      • Peter Brong
      • John Fondersmith
      • John Newcomer
      • Jacob Ferree
      • Peter Gonter
      • John Gonter
      • William Weiss
      • Melchoir Fordney
      • John Brooks
      • John Haga
      • M. Aldenderfer
      • Jacob Sees
      • Jacob Hoak
    • The Bethlehem School
      • A. Verner
      • Unknown
      • The Angstadt Family
      • Peter Anstat
      • G. Feder
      • John Rupp
      • The Moll Family
      • John Moll
      • Peter Moll
      • The Pannabecker Family
      • “J. Alb." and “J. Alb., Jr." The Albrights
      • “J.D."
    • The Womelsdorf-Reading School
      • Wolfgang Haga
      • Unknown
      • Unknown
      • John Bonewitz
      • Andrew Figthorn
      • Leonard Reedy
      • Unknown
      • Peter Belles
      • H. Eckler
    • The Lebanon School
      • Nicholas Beyer
      • John Philip Beck
      • The Christian Becks
      • Christian Beck the Earlier
      • Christian Beck the Later
    • The Dauphin School
      • Peter Berry
      • Martin Shell
      • M. Poorman
      • Unknown
    • The York School
      • The Zorger Family
      • Jacob Leather
      • Unknown
      • George Eister
      • Unknown
      • Unknown
      • The Altland Family
      • John Leckner
      • Martin Fry
      • J. Lowmaster
      • Possibly J. Lowmaster
      • George Nunnamacker
      • The Welshans Family
      • “A.W." Possibly Abraham Welshans
      • Conrad Welshans
      • J. Welshans
      • Samuel Grove
      • “H.P.M." Probably Henry Mull
      • John Bair
      • Jacob Ernst
      • Adam Ernst
      • John Long
      • Isaac Berlin
      • The Gobrecht Family
      • George Schroyer
    • The Littlestown School
      • Jacob Sell the Elder
      • Jacob Sell the Younger
      • Frederick Sell
      • The Two J. Shrivers
      • J. Shriver the Elder
      • J. Shriver the Younger
      • Henry Koons
    • The Emmitsburg School
      • Andrew Kopp
      • George Krep
      • John Armstrong
      • Nathaniel Row
      • Daniel Marker
      • Unknown
      • Unknown
      • *Jacob Metzger
      • *Martin Rizer
      • *Henry Lechler
      • *John Nichman
    • The Chambersburg School
      • Abraham Schweitzer
      • John Whetstone
      • John Mewhirter
      • J. Clark
      • Joseph Clippinger
      • David Cooley
      • John Noll
      • Henry Noll
      • *John Meals
      • *P. Smith
      • *P. Marker
      • *Kettering, Allisson, and Others
      • *Peter White
      • *Joseph Mills
      • *J. Fraizer
      • *Unknown
      • *The Voglers
    • Gunsmiths of Lancaster County by S.E. Dyke
    • Map of Lancaster County
    • Index


    • *Not actually of the school under which he is listed

      ISBN: 1-929572-32-8 previously 0-87387-084-0
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