Wednesday, May 1, 2019

William Antes

      William Antes was born in 1735. He worked in Philadelphia for a period of time, and moved to Northumberland County in 1781. There are only 4 pieces by his hand that have been published, to my knowledge. The original rifle had a 47" barrel. I chose to use a 44" barrel, and scale down the rifle to match.
The Lancaster patch box, truncated C scroll, and "Bucks County" curve serve to make this piece unique amoung the rifles coming from colonial America, as well as a graceful, well balanced shooter. It features a 44" Rice 50 cal barrel, Chambers "Dale Johnson" lock, and sand cast butt plate and trigger guard taken from patterns from the original. Available for $3500.00



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