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Offline Bishop Creek

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John Rupp Rifle
« on: March 15, 2016, 08:09:52 PM »
Gone, but not forgotten, sold this a while back, a custom made 1790s John Rupp style rifle in .50 cal with a Getz swamped 48 inch barrel, button rifling, and Chambers lock. Similar to the type of rifle my ancestors used back then. I have a written account in an old 1830s book of my 4 times great-grandfather fighting off Shawnee Indians (one of whom may have been Tecumseh) attacking his homestead on the frontier of western Virginia in 1794 using a rifle like this, his military musket and two flintlock pistols.


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Re: John Rupp Rifle
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2016, 04:59:05 AM »
Nice looking rifle.  Show a lot of influence from Herman Rupp to whom, I believe, John was apprenticed.

Thanks for sharing it.

Kevin
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Re: John Rupp Rifle
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2016, 05:52:17 AM »
Very nice. Love the family connection as well.
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Re: John Rupp Rifle
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2016, 06:02:51 AM »
Very nice!

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Re: John Rupp Rifle
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2016, 02:10:46 PM »
Beautiful lines. Interesting bit of history also.  8)

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Re: John Rupp Rifle
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2016, 08:22:46 AM »
Very nice! Do you know who made the rifle? My fraternal grandfather came to the US in the mid 1880s so I don't have the long-term history here.

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Re: John Rupp Rifle
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2016, 10:56:02 AM »
I have forgotten the makers name, but he called his business "Pennsylvania Longrifles."  I understand that he is no longer making rifles.

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Re: John Rupp Rifle
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2016, 06:49:25 AM »
one beautiful gun. the family history is priceless.