Lancaster/Lebanon School

Work in this school began as early as 1719. A number of these gunsmiths were trained in Europe, and brought with them traditions learned there. By the late 1860′s or early 1770′s, a distinct style of rifle had evolved, with a butt-stock whose upper and lower profiles were essentially straight. The butt was of a generous size, with the butt-plate about 2″ wide, and a prominent cheek-piece. The patch box had either a brass or wooden lid.

Please come back to see the samples of the Lancaster/Lebanon School rifles.