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Books For Sale

The following books are available for sale on this site. After reviewing the description, click on the book image or the Order Now link to place your order.

Books Currently For Sale:

Thoughts on The Northampton School of Pennsylvania Gunsmithing by Ronald G. Gabel

The Lehigh County Long Rifle by Ronald G. Gabel

Early Pennsylvania Gunsmithing by Ronald G. Gabel


Thoughts on The Northampton School of Pennsylvania Gunsmithing by Ronald G. Gabel Title: Thoughts on The Northampton School of Pennsylvania Gunsmithing
Author: Ronald G. Gabel
Pages: 34
Type: Paperback
Abstract: This book consists of a series of talks presented to the American Society of Arms Collectors concerning the Northampton County Pennsylvania School of Gunsmithing. Rifles discussed are of the Kentucky /Pennsylvania longrifle style. These are the rifles that, in the opinion of many, best display the art of the gunsmith in this country. This type of rifle is being sought by museums world over as an example of true American art.

After reading this book even a person totally unfamiliar with these rifles will have a good understanding of what they were, how and why they evolved, and what they looked like. The serious student will gain a better understanding of how to identify rifles produced in the Northampton County School of gunsmithing in Eastern Pennsylvania.

A good book for the beginner and the more advanced student of the Kentucky rifle.

Price: $14.95 US (includes shipping and handling)

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The Lehigh County Long Rifle by Ronald G. Gabel Title: The Lehigh County Long Rifle
Author: Ronald G. Gabel
Pages: 16
Type: Paperback
Abstract: Reprint of an article by the author published in the proceedings of the Lehigh County Historical Society concerning the longrifles produced north of Philadelphia in the area of Lehigh/Northampton County. This article covers the evolution of the rifle, its historical significance, and the rifles unique characteristics. This book provides an interesting and easy to read historical look at the very unique “Kentucky” rifle made famous by Daniel Boone.

Price: $6.95 US (includes shipping and handling)

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Early Pennsylvania Gunsmithing by Ronald G. Gabel Title: Early Pennsylvania Gunsmithing
Author: Ronald G. Gabel
Pages: 16
Type: eBook via PayPal
Abstract: This book discusses the early settling of Pennsylvania and acquaints the reader with how, why, and where the early gunsmithing schools were established in the state. It provides an interesting historical look at the paths the early settlers took to populate the state and provides the reader with the characteristic differences between the guns of the various schools of gunsmithing.

This book should be of interest to both the novice and the advanced collector of Kentucky rifles as well as the student of Pennsylvania history.

Price: $14.95 9.95 US (includes shipping and handling)

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