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There are several articles regarding Ohio longrifles and the makers on this site, It is the Ohio Longrifle Collectors site. I refer back to this site often while looking at old firearms online.

http://www.aolrc.org/
 

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By coincidence I'd just finished Sporting Guns, by Richard Akehurst, a 1968 book on mostly fancy English and European firearms from the sixteenth through the 19th century. It did mention the Swiss and German gun makers taking the Jäger rifle to Eastern Pennsylvania, whose lock work designs eventually were adapted to Kentucky rifles, which influence was in Ohio, of course, as well. Its good to see a site devoted to the Ohio variants. We still have some hand forgers of muzzle loaders here. Someone had classes available 20 years ago. My dad attended and learned to make and temper flat springs from it. I'll have to ask him where that was?
 
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