York School

From 1776 onward, there was an abundance of gunsmiths in this area. The rifles of this school tend to be grand and highly decorated. The patch boxes, in particular, were usually beautiful, with rococo engraving and piercings. York rifles have a well-defined high, straight comb and often a fine fore-stock and lower butt molding. The rifles produced here have little in common with each other except their grand style.

Please come back to see the York rifle samples.