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Virginia Gunsmiths and Allied Professions

James B. Whisker

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Virginia Gunsmiths and Allied Professions

186 pages, about 8 1/2" x 11" glossy soft-cover in full color. New revision of well researched history by acclaimed author Jim Whisker. Printed on high quality 20# 97 bright acid free paper. Illustrated. Gunsmiths of the Flintlock and Percussion era with historical and biographical information.

Contents - Index:

  • Pages: 186
  • By James B. Whisker, PhD
  • Sample entry from the book:
    James Duffel (1761-1835). silversmith, clock maker and gunsmith. James was a son of Barnabas and Rebecca (Saunders) Duffel. He was born in Bucks County, Pa. In 1777 he served in the Fifth, and then the Eleventh, Virginia Regiments of the Continental Line. In 1799 he had a shop in Georgetown, South Carolina. In 1801 he had a shop at 349 Pearl St., New York City. By 1802 he had moved to Fredericksburg, Virginia. He advertised his several services in the Virginia Herald on 29 October 1802; and the Virginia Express of 4 August 1807. In 1810 he moved to Lynchburg. He advertised his services in the 7 November 1817 issue of the Lynchburg Press. His obituary, recounting much of his life, appeared in the Lynchburg Virginian of 22 October 1835.