Rifle (Flintlock rifle)

  • Category:

    Weapons, Hunting, and Fishing

  • Creator (Role):

    John Schreit (Probable maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1761

  • Materials:

    Iron; Maple; Brass; Steel; Leather; Flint

  • Museum Object Number:

    2019.0042.001


  • Complete Details



Object Number

2019.0042.001

Object Name

Rifle (Flintlock rifle)

Category

Weapons, Hunting, and Fishing

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Rocky Hill Collection

Creator (Role)

John Schreit (Probable maker)

Place of Origin

Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Date

1761

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Signature; Barrel, upper surface; "JOH SCHREIT 1761" engraved

Materials

Iron; Maple; Brass; Steel; Leather; Flint

Dimensions (inches)

5 (H) , 58.5 (L) , 2.75 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

12.7 (H) , 148.59 (L) , 6.985 (W)

Measurement Notes

Height and width are of butt.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Catalogue] Garvan, Beatrice B. & Hummel, Charles F. 1982 The Pennsylvania Germans: a celebration of their arts, 1683-1850. An exhibition organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
Published: pp. 82-83 plate 57 and pp. 93-94.182