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Flintlock rifle


John Bonewitz


c. 1790-1800

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Flintlock rifle, John Bonewitz
Flintlock rifle: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Arms and Armor, Arms and Armor-Firearm (Do Not Use) | Iron, maple, brass, silver
Size: 8 3/8 x 2 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. (21.3 x 5.7 x 15.9 cm) (a) - (rifle)45 5/8 x 3/8 in. (115.89 x 0.95 cm) (b) - (ramrod)
Creation Place: North America, United States, Kentucky
Culture: North America, United States, Kentucky
Style: 18th-19th century
Inscriptions: Inscription Left quarter flat of barrel stamped at breech with maker's marks; a lion rampant (facing left) and a square with notched edges enclosing the initials "IB" for John Bonewitz.Lock stamped on the iside with the maker's mark (the initials "FVK" separated
Physical Description: curly maple stock and barrel support brass butt plate, trigger guard, accents to ram rod holder, muzzle and hinged load cover on stock; silver thumb plate at top, front of cheek plate; incised and carved scroll work on stock; single trigger; .45 cal.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Driscoll Art Accessions Endowment Fund
Accession Number: 97.106a,b
Artist: John Bonewitz, American (Wolmesdorf, Berks County, Pennsylvania), active 1779 - 1809
Role: Maker
Nationality: American
Life Dates: American (Wolmesdorf, Berks County, Pennsylvania), active 1779 - 1809
Added to Site: February 28, 2009