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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Weapons ➔ Schutzen Target Rifle

Identifier:
113803.1
Description:
The term schuetzen comes from German shooting societies, called schuetzenverein. German immigrants established schuetzen in America. This custom-built, German-made target rifle is typical of the type, with a double set trigger and a highly shaped butt to fit around the shooter's shoulder and under the armpit. A percussion action muzzleloader, it has a constant depth ramrod, marked with measurements so the gun can be loaded and fired predictably.
Date:
1825 – 1875
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Gift Of Mrs. Alonzo Gerbers
Exhibit/Program
K is for Knives and Guns ()
Maker/Donor
Gerbers, Mrs. Alonzo