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Here is Ron Gabel's answer to question number 13782

Question:

ON hello, I have my grandfathers old childhood rifle and it looks like a flintlock converted to cap and ball. The barrel has "A. Baker and HW Deeds, Reading PA stamped on it. I would like to know the history of who made the gun and what year it could be. It was found inside a wall by my grandfather when he was a child. It must have fallen in from the attic. Thank you

Answer:

There were two gunsmiths named Andrew Baker circa 1836 - 1861. One lived in Newry PA, the other in East Freedom, PA. Henry Deeds was a gun barrel maker who worked in Reading PA circa 1850 after which he relocated to Lancaster PA..

Submitted By: Marc Papi On: 11/28/2015 9:35:23 AM

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