Documentary Copy of the Christian Oerter Rifle. Sign In or Register to add photos
This rifle is copied from the famous Oerter rifle which was made at Christian's Spring, PA in 1775. The original piece is signed on the barrel "Chris Oerter : Chris. Spring . 1775 No 164". Jack signed his rifle "I. Brooks : Christian : 2007 No. 164.1". The presentation grade curly maple stock is decorated with silver wire inlay and has a griffin carved behind the cheek piece. The mythical beast has bone inlay for the beak and claws. The side opening brass patch box is decorated with fine engraving. Jack thinks that the antique rifle is perhaps the most important American longrifle that survives.