Allentown/Lehigh, PA Style Rifle

in .45 caliber



This is a very nice rifle built probably in the 1970s. Not sure who made it as it is not signed.


The stock is a nice piece of premium curly maple stained light to bring out the figure. The cheek has a piece added to give the cheek more height which is not unusual on some Germanic rifles from Europe. The star inlay is sterling silver. The wood looks to have been refinished in the past. The patchbox has a pry open release. The lock is a Maslin style by Cherry Corners which is fast and sparks well. Mounts are brass. The barrel and lock have a grey finish from use over time. The barrel is not marked but has good rifling with a clean bore. It is 41˝" long x ął⁄₁₆" across the flats in .45 caliber. It does have a touch hole liner. The trigger is a set trigger that is pushed forward to set and has an adjustment screw.


The white reside around the parts and in the engraving is old Brasso metal polish which will come off by scrubbing with a toothbrush and some water. (This is why I only use Nevr-Dul polishing wadding to clean brass and silver. It leaves no reside.)  


Overall a well made and beautiful gun. Whoever made this rifle used quality parts at the time and did a good job with the styling. The rifle balances and holds very well.



Weight is 7 lbs. 6 ozs.   Pull is 13".


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