Lehigh/North Hampton School

By the 1790′s, a distinctive type of longrifle was being made in the Lehigh Valley. One outstanding feature of the Lehigh Valley rifle is the curved butt-stock. The profile of the comb and the profile of the lower edge of the butt are both curved. The trigger guards were made with extra wide bows. Often there were Fleur-de-Lis carved on either side of the wrist, at the rear of the lock and side-plate moldings.