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Isaac Haines

circa 1770-1780
Model RK-3 (Right Hand); Model RK-4 (Left hand)
RK-4
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Isaac Haines was born in 1750 and was listed on the tax records of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania as a gunsmith in 1772. He worked into the 1790's. Haines made some of the very finest rifles produced in Lancaster.

Our Isaac Haines rifle is of the style that was made in Lancaster in the late 1770's or early 1780's. It could have had either a sliding wood or brass patchbox.

If you are looking for a good, basic hunting rifle, the Haines in 50 or 54 caliber is hard to beat. The shorter 38" barrel and light weight makes this a very quick-handling rifle for those running shots in heavy cover. At the target range the rifle can hold its own with the best.

Stock Dimensions: Barrel Dimensions:
  • Trigger Pull: 13 3/4"
  • Drop At Heel: 2 7/8"
  • Butt Width: 1 15/16"
  • Drop At Comb: 1 1/2"
  • Butt Height: 4 7/8"
  • Cast Off: 1/4"
  • Overall Length: 54"
  • Weight in 50 cal.: 7 3/4 lbs.
  • Lock: Golden Age Germanic
  • 38" tapered and flared barrel
  • Breech: 1 1/16"
  • Small: 25/32"
  • Muzzle: 15/16"
  • Rifling: round groove .016 deep
  • Calibers: 50 and 54
    (Special order 40 and 45)
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Christians Spring - Edward Marshall

circa 1760-1770
Model RK-5
RK-05
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Our Christians Spring rifle is probably the earliest gun we offer. Andreas Albrecht, who opened a gun shop in the Moravian settlement of Christians Spring in 1762, arrived in the Colonies in 1750. This rifle could have been made soon after he arrived or later by him or another gunmaker in the shop at Christians Spring. It definitely has early features related to rifles produced in Germany during the mid-18th century.

The rifle was supposedly owned by Edward Marshall in his later years. Marshall and two other men were involved in the "Walking Purchase" in which land in eastern Pennsylvania along the Delaware River was bought from the Indians in 1737.

Many copies of this famous rifle have been made over the years. Ours is probably the most accurate, having been made from very precise measurements taken from the original 58 caliber rifle. The rifle is very pleasant to shoot and very handy as a hunting gun. I personally hunt with the rifle pictured here.

Stock Dimensions: Barrel Dimensions:
  • Trigger Pull: 13 3/4" to 13 7/8"
  • Drop At Heel: 2 3/8"
  • Butt Width: 2 3/16"
  • Drop At Comb: 1 7/16"
  • Butt Height: 5"
  • Cast Off: 1/4"
  • Overall Length: 52 1/2"
  • Weight in 58 cal.: 8 1/2 lbs.
  • Lock: Early Germanic
  • 37" tapered and flared barrel
  • Breech: 1 1/8"
  • Small: 7/8"
  • Muzzle: 1 1/32"
  • Rifling: round groove .016 deep
  • Calibers: 54 and 58

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