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The Pennsylvania Longrifle... and You!

In this seminar, guest speaker Dave Ehrig will explore the roots of our state’s iconic new symbol. From humble frontier roots, an evolution of gunmaking technology took place, the rifled barrel. While Henry of Lancaster, along with other Lancaster gunsmiths like Matthias Roesser, George Fainot, Jacob Dickert, and others were among the first to exploit the legendary accuracy of long rifled barrels, the Henry family’s fame would increase as the technology was brought to the Moravian Societies in Christian’s Spring, Nazareth, and Boulton. To hold an early Andreas Albrecht, Christian Oerter, or Wm. Henry Jr. longrifle in one’s hands is to create such an indelible memory of Pennsylvania history that it causes many skilled modern longrifle builders to attempt to recreate them. This program will raise your spirits and enlighten your pride in the Keystone State and its iconic gun. Registration is required.

Saturday, May 28 at 10:30am to 11:30am

Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center, Classroom
400 Belfast Rd, Nazareth, PA 18064


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