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A. Figthorn (Womelsdorf-Reading School)
A. Figthorn
Andrew Figthorn and his son were gunsmiths in Reading, PA, active after the Revolutionary War.

The senior Figthorn's work has been identified with the Womelsdorf-Reading style of gun-making. Characteristics include a patchbox release on the buttplate, two round rivets that hold the patchbox catch and a small flange behind the forward sideplate screw.

Surviving examples of this work are stocked in a fine grade of curly maple. His stocks have a high comb and cheek piece and fine relief carving is generally found beneath the cheek piece.

Figthorn is noted for the quality of his relief carving and floral designs that extend from cheek piece to butt. Patchbox designs seemed to vary, so a builder can create a very authentic appearance with any of several style boxes identified with this period. These were generally engraved. Some silver inlay work would also be authentic in style.

Andrew Figthorn was a talented and careful gunsmith who was generally faithful to the design of rifle that marks this period and area. A completed Figthorn-style rifle should be as pleasing to shoot as it is to the eye.

A. Figthorn
 
Specifications:  
   Lock, Trigger & Tang Inletting Available
   Overall length 59"
   Pull length 15"
   Drop at heel 3 7/8"
   Barrel channel length 42"
   Barrel channel size  13/16" and 7/8"
   Ramrod hole size 3/8"
   Lock mortice area 1 3/8" x 6 1/2"
   Width at lock 1 5/8"
   Butt 1 7/8" x 5 3/8"

A. Figthorn

 
 
Green Mountain Barrel 13/16 & 7/8 x 42" $160.00
Appropriate Lock Large Siler Flint $175.00
*Optional Lock *Large Siler Perc. $110.00
Appropriate double-set Trigger Davis #4 $51.00
Appropriate Breech Plug Fantail $10.00
Recommended Buttplate Brass $18.00
Recommended Triggerguard Brass $18.00
Recommended Thimbles Brass (3) $22.00
Recommended Nose Cap Brass $9.00
Lock Screws (2) $3.50
Tang Screws (1) $1.75
Rear Sight   $8.00
Front Sight   $6.00
Barrel Lugs (3) $6.00
Barrel Keys (or Pins) (3) Pins no charge
Escutcheons Brass (6) $6.00
Toe Plate Brass $5.00
Sideplate Brass $8.00
Touch Hole Liner   $2.50
Drum & Nipple   *$(6.00)
Ramrod Jag & Tip Brass $4.00
Ramrod   $3.00
*Optional Patchbox   *(37.50)
Misc. Screws   $1.50
Stock Inletting & Drilling   $47.50
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  Parts Total: (not including *optional items) $565.75
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Pecatonica River Long Rifle Supply, Inc.
P. O. Box 2791
Rockford, IL  61132   US
Phone (815) 968-1995   
Fax (815) 968-1996
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