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SHOTGUN

Artist/Maker:
Vogler, Timothy
Place Made:
Salem North Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
1850
Medium:
iron –brass –cherry
Dimensions:
LOA 42-3/4″ Barrel Length 28 1/4; Caliber .51
Accession Number:
5141 (342)
Description:
DESCRIPTION: Short shotgun with a round iron barrel and wooden stock, possibly made from cherry. Crosshatching along the stock and trigger area and surrounding the entire stock. Long screw tang with two screws. Percussion hammer. Two small medallions are on either side at the stock where it comes around the barrel.

This rifle is said to have been made for one of Timothy Vogler’s daughters around the 1850’s. The family history states, that a gun was made for each of Timothy’s two daughters. There is also a letter that his daughter Mary Jane writes to a friend talking about this shotgun. Mary Jane writes, “Father has made me a splendid little gun and I have been offered $35 for it on five or six times, money could never procure it. I am very proud of it.”

History:
HISTORY: This rifle is said to have been made for one of Timothy Vogler’s daughters around the 1850’s. The family history states, that a gun was made for each of Timothy’s two daughters. There is also a letter that his daughter Mary Jane writes to a friend talking about this shotgun. Mary Jane writes, “Father has made me a splendid little gun and I have been offered $35 for it on five or six times, money could never procure it. I am very proud of it.” (Info from Blake Stevenson)
Credit Line:
Old Salem Purchase Fund