Allenmengle Rifle
This rifle is an example of an original rifle made in the Allenmengle region (northwestern Lehigh northeastern Berks Counties, PA). The rifle is pictured with the original from which it was copied. The original was built early in the percussion period, and could just as well have been built as a flintlock, as I chose to do. This rifle has a 44” B weight 50 cal. Colerain barrel, a cosmetically altered Chambers Late Ketland lock activated by a single trigger. The patchbox and cheekpiece design and engraving reflect the Pennsylvania Dutch heritage of this rifle. The curly maple stock is stained to reflect the aging of the original . This wonderfully slim rifle will look as good on the wall as will perform in the field.