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J. A. — John Amos, Bedford Borough, Bedford Co., Pa.
J. A. R. — Unidentified. Percussion Kentucky rifle.
J. C. — Initials of James Carrington, U. S. Inspector of Contract Arms, 1826-1830. Inspected arms in the plants of P. & E. W. Blake and Nathan Starr.
J. C. — Markings inside a Model 1816, Lemuel Pomeroy flintlock musket dated 1826.
J. C. B. — Initials of Joseph C. Bragg, U. S. Inspector of Contract Arms, 1841-42, at plant of Nathan Starr.
J. C. M. — Dayton, Ohio. Unidentified. Percussion locks marked "J. C. M." "Dayton" and letter "H" pierced by an arrow.
J. D. — Unidentified. Fancy flintlock Kentucky rifle with raised carv ing, 45 silver inlays; engraved C. Bird & Co., Phila., lock.
J. D. J. — Initials of John D. Johnson of Middletown, Conn., 1822. U. S. Inspector of gun barrels. See also Johnson. R. & J. D.
J. F. B. — Unidentified. Kentucky rifle.
J. G. B. — Unidentified. Half-stock Kentucky rifle with long ramrod tube.
J. G. H. — Unidentified. Percussion Kentucky rifles.
J. G. U. — Late flintlock period Kentucky rifles of fine workmanship.
J. H. — Initials of John Hawkins, U. S. Inspector of Contract Arms, 1840, at plant of Nathan Starr.
J. H. — Initials of James Hannis, U. S. Inspector of Contract Arms, 1841 and 1843-44, at the plant of Nathan Starr.
J. H.— Joseph Henry, Philadelphia, Pa., 1807-1814, before and after. Flint-lock Kentucky pistol, lock marked J. Henry, barrel marked J. H.
J. H. H. — Unidentified. Late percussion Kentucky rifles.
J. J. — Unidentified. (Joseph Jacob?) Maple full-stock, octagonal barrel, percussion Kentucky rifle.
J. J. K. — Unidentified. Marking on an over-under, flintlock Kentucky rifle. This marking is also found on percussion Kentucky rifle.
J. J. or I. I. (possibly S. S.) — Heavy percussion Kentucky rifle with H. Elwell lock, J. B. Reynolds barrel.
J. J. S. — See Suter, John
J. L. — Joe Long; marking on percussion Kentucky rifles.
J. L. — Unidentified. (Joe Long?) Roman nose butt, flintlock Kentucky rifle.
J. M. — Initials of Justin Murphy, U. S. Inspector of Contract Arms, 1818-1831. Inspected arms in plants of R. & J. D. Johnson, Simeon North, Lemuel Pomeroy, Nathan Starr and Asa Waters.
J. M. — Job Marshall, Fairmont Twp., Luzerne Co., Pa. Flintlock Ken tucky rifle marked "J. M."
J. M. — Unidentified. Markings on a full stock, percussion Kentucky rifle.
J. N. — Initials of John Newbury, U. S. Inspector of Contract Arms, 1818-1825. Inspected arms in the plants of R. & J. D. Johnson, Lemuel Pomeroy, Simeon North, Nathan Starr and Eli Whitney. .
J. N. — Initials of John Nicholson, U. S. Inspector of Arms 1800-07.
J. N. M. — John Nicholas Medasie, Bedford Co., Pa. Maker of a full curly maple stock percussion rifle.
J. N. S. — Initials of J. N. Solace, U. S. Inspector of Arms within years 1831-1850. JOHN MEUNIER GUN CO. Milwaukee, Wis. See Meunier, John.
J. P. — Initials of Jacob Perkins, U. S. Inspector of Contract Arms, in 1821, in the plant of Asa Waters.
J. P. — South-central Pennsylvania, period of 1790. Possibly same as J. Puling. Three flintlock Kentucky rifles known.
J. R. — Unidentified. Percussion Kentucky rifles. Jacob Silvis?
J. S. — Unidentified. Kentucky rifles.
J. S.— Initials of Jacob Shough U. S. Inspector of Muskets 1809-11.
J. S. — Initials of James Stubblefield, Superintendent of Harpers Ferry Armory 1809-1817. Inspected arms made at the Armory.
J. S. — Initials of James Stillman, U. S. Inspector of Arms within years 1831-1850.
J. S. T. — Unidentified. Curly maple, full stock, brass trim, percussion Kentucky rifle engraved "J.S.T." in script on octagonal barrel.
J. T. T. — Initials of Capt. John T. Thompson, Ord. Dept. Inspector 1903.
J. W. — Initials of Joseph Weatherhead, U. S. Inspector of Contract Arms, 1821-25. Inspected arms in the plants of R. & J. D. John son, Simeon North, Lemuel Pomeroy, Nathan Starr and Asa Waters.
J. W. — Unidentified. Percussion Kentucky rifle with artificially striped stock.
J. W. G. — Unidentified. Late percussion Kentucky rifle.
J. W. R. — Unidentified. Flintlock Kentucky rifle with 2 patch boxes; one on each side of the stock.
JACKEL, Christian F.— Goodell near Main, Buffalo, N. Y., 1852.
JACKSON, Cyrus — Unlocated, period of 1800. Master craftsman of Kentucky flintlock rifles.
JACKSON, David— Cincinnati, Ohio, 1831.
JACKSON, H. W.— Unlocated, 19th century. Percussion Kentucky rifles.
JACKSON, L.— "JOHN WALKER" and "L. JACKSON," reported markings on a fancy curly maple full stock, percussion Ken tucky rifle.
JACKSON, S. — Palmyra, N. Y. On lock of a mule-ear hammer heavy sniper's rifle.
JACOB, Jos. — Philadelphia, Pa., 1820-1850. Cased, percussion duelling pistols.
Jacob, JosephNoted gunsmith of Philadelphia who is often called the “Purdy of America.” Active 1869-76, before and after. Made single and double guns, double rifles, etc. Surname is given as Jakob also.
Jacobs, B.Gunmaker of Selma, Alabama, following the Civil War and until 1876.
JACOBS, Cornelius— Friend Street, Columbus, Ohio, 1842-43. Per cussion rifles and pistols.
Jacobs, CorneliusRifle and pistol maker, north side of Friend Street, Columbus, 1842-45 thence to Alton, Ohio until 1866.
JACOBY, Peter — Uniontown, Fayette Co., Pa. Percussion period.
JACOT, W. — Unlocated. Maker of a Kentucky type, muzzle-loading, percussion target rifle with full maple stock.
JAEHNE, F. W.— New York, N. Y. Schuetzen rifles.
JAKOB, Joseph— Philadelphia, Pa. Cased percussion duelling pistols.
JAMES & FERRIS— Utica, N. Y. George H. Ferris and Morgan James under whom Geo. H. Ferris served his apprenticeship. Makers of a half stock, percussion match rifle with Dana & Co. lock and a Remington Cast Steel barrel, marked "JAMES & FERRIS UTICA."
JAMES BOWN & SON— See Enterprise Gun Works, Pittsburgh, Pa.
JAMES, G. — Pennsylvania; late Kentucky rifles.
JAMES, M. — Pennsylvania. Expert workman; Kentucky rifle with wind gauge on muzzle.
JAMES, Morgan— Litchfield, Conn.; Utica, N. Y., after about 1820; corner Fayette and Seneca Streets, 1859-1866. Associated with George H. Ferris until 1859, as James & Ferris. Fine heavy match rifles with telescope sights; Civil War sharpshooters' rifles, fine with internally adjusted telescope crosshairs.
James, Morgan—Riflemaker of Utica, N. Y. about 1820-60.
JAMES, Robert— 3 Thames St., Fells Point, Baltimore, Md., 1796.
Jams, Lewis—Riflemaker of Athens, Ohio, 1849-54. A fine workman.
JAQUITH, E. — Revolver patentee of July 12, 1838, whose design was the basis for the later Springfield Arms Co., percussion revolvers.
JARECKI, H. — Erie, Pa. Halfstock percussion rifle marked on octagon barrel.
JARVIS, N. — Curly maple, full stock, percussion Kentucky rifle.
JENGh— See B. & B. M. Darling.
JENISON & CO. — Southbridge, Mass. Makers of an under-hammer percussion pistol with a saw handle grip. J. Jenison.
JENISON, C. E. — Percussion match rifle; percussion, saw handle pistol.
Jenkins Safety Catch Gun Co.Rock Hill, S. C. Shotgun makers active 1893-94, short lived.
Jenkinson, Bob55 W. 42nd St., New York. Guns made to order. Formerly with Abercrombie & Fitch active 1907 to date.
Jenks& Son, AlfredSee Bridgcsburg Machine Works, Phila.
JENKS, A. & SON— Alfred and Barton H. Jenks, Civil War musket contractors with shops at Bridesburg and Philadelphia, Pa. Re ceived the following contracts for Model 1861 Springfield rifle, muskets: July 13, 1861 for 25,000 at $20.00 each,; Oct. 7, 1861 for 25,000 at $25.00 each:Dec. 15, 1863 for 50,000 at $20.00 each; Feb. 1, 1865 for 6,000 at $19.00 each. Of the 106,000 muskets contracted for, Jenks & Son delivered a total of 98,464 between Aug. 16, 1862, and May 17, 1865. The firm also produced Needham conversions.
JENKS, Stephen — North Providence and Pawtucket, R. I., musket maker active from about 1770 to 1814, and after. Stephen Jenks was associated with Hosea Humphreys in a contract under Act of July 5, 1798, for 1,500 Charleville pattern (Model 1795) muskets at $13.40 per stand of which 1,050 were delivered by June 10, 1801. On Oct. 25, 1808, Stephen Jenks in partnership with his son, (Stephen Jenks & Son) contracted for 4,000 Model 1808 muskets at $10.75 per stand, duration five years, of which 2,300 were delivered by Oct. 7, 1812, and a total of only 2,875 by March 16, 1818. In addition to the above contract, Jenks, in association with one Sweet, (Sweet, Jenks & Sons) under took on Nov. 13, 1810, to supply the government with 3,000 muskets within a period of five years. Of this contract 250 stands were delivered by Oct. 7, 1812. See also Jewett, Jenks & Sons. Stephen Jenks' sons, Arnold, David, George, Nathan (who died young), Linden, Alvin and Jerathmael had been engaged with him in the manufacture of arms.
JENKS, STEPHEN & SON— See Jenks, Stephen.
Jenks, Stephen; Jenks & Son—The elder Jenks was a Revolutionary musket maker who was active 1770 or before. In 1808 Stephen Jenks & Son, of North Providence, R. I., secured a government contract for muskets 'Tor arming the Militia.” A report dated October 7, 1812 indicates 2,300 arms had been delivered.
JENKS, William — Columbia, S. C. Inventor and manufacturer of the Jenks breech-loading flintlock carbine, patented May 25, 1838, No. 747, and made at Chicopee Falls, Mass. Later, Jenks side hammer percussion rifles and navy carbines were made by N. P. Ames at Springfield, Mass., and by Remingtons at Herkimer, N. Y.
Jenks, WilliamOf Columbia, S. C. Secured patent on Jenks’ car-' bine May 25, 1838. The flintlock Jenk’s was tried at Carlisle Barracks in 1841 and used in the service 1840-45. For the most part these arms were produced by Ames Mfg. Co., Chicopee Falls and Springfield, Mass.
Jenner, E. K.Gunmaker of San Francisco, Calif. Exhibited a double rifle of his make at the First Industrial Exhibition of the Mechanic's Institute, 1857. He was not an exhibitor at the exposition of 1858.
JENNINGS, J. — Elmira, N. Y. Late flintlock and early percussion rifles and "Kentucky" type pistols.
Jennings, James—Gunmaker of Fredericksburg, Va. Active following the Civil War and until 1875.
JENNINGS, Lewis — Windsor, Vt. Inventor of a tubular magazine, lever operated rifle (forerunner of the Henry and the Win chester) and a hollow base, charge carrying bullet, patent of Dec. 25, 1849, No. 6973. The Jennings rifle in turn was the devel opment of an arm patented by Walter Hunt, Aug. 21, 1849, No. 6663. Jennings single shot arms were distributed by C. P. Dixon, agent, in New York. The maker is unknown, but possibly was Jennings. Robbins & Lawrence made 5,000 Jennings repeating rifles in 1851.
JENNINGS, Richard— 1 Broadway, Cleveland, Ohio, 1869-73. Half stock percussion rifle.
Jennings, Richard“Rifles and guns to Order” 10 Ontario St., Cleve- . land, Ohio, 1847. About 1865 moved to 1 Broadway until T870. Produced a number of heavy match rifles.
JENSON, J. or I. — New England. Fine straight-cut Kentucky rifle.
JETTER, Jacob— 118 Genesee St., Buffalo, N. Y., 1862.
JEWETT, JENKS & SONS—It is believed that this firm is identical with Sweet, Jenks & Sons, of Rhode Island, who contracted on Nov. 13, 1810, for 3,000 muskets of which only 250 were delivered by Oct. 7, 1812.
JICHA, John— 631 Washington St., San Francisco, Calif. 1887.
JIH — Unidentified. Initials stamped on barrel of German silver mounted half stock (originally fullstock?) percussion Kentucky rifle with back action lock by Moore, Henszey & Co.
Jinney, B.—Riflemaker of Cochocton County, Ohio, 1849-54.
JOHNS, Isaak — Armorer. Was paid $640 New Emission Currency (at rate of four to one, equal to $160, in specie) for cleaning and repairing 80 muskets, Phila., June 13, 1781.
Johnson & Bro.Gunder and Johannes Johnson. Produced rifles and shotguns at 238 Third St., Saint Paul, Minn., 1856-70.
Johnson & Co., Inc.Tsaac G. Spuyten Duyvil, N. Y. Organized 1902, produced gun forgings until 1912.
JOHNSON & SMITH— Middletown, Conn., 1866-68.
JOHNSON AUTOMATICS INC.— 84 State Street Boston 9, Mass. Modern. Manufacturers of Johnson Light Machine Gun and Semi automatic rifle, the inventions of Captain Melvin M. Johnson. At present doing custom gun work.
JOHNSON, BYE & CO.— 50 Central St., Worcester, Mass., 1873-75.
Johnson, Bye & Co.Makers of “all kinds of firearms”, 50 Central St., Worcester, Mass., 1873-75.
Johnson, EricP. O. Box, 46, Hamden, Conn. Famous maker of match barrels, shop at 149 Helen St.
JOHNSON, Evan — Reported barrel marking of an early percussion squirrel rifle.
JOHNSON, Fred — Illinois; percussion rifles.
JOHNSON, G. & BRO.— Gunder and Johannes Johnson. 238 Third St., St. Paul, Minn., 1856-70.
JOHNSON, Henry— Genesee Street, near Washington, Buffalo, N. Y., 1842.
JOHNSON, I. N.— Middletown, Conn. Contracted March 8, 1951, for 10,000 Model 1842 percussion pistols at $6.75 each. Ira N. Johnson had been one of the partners of H. Aston & Co. of Middletown, Conn. When he obtained the contract Johnson severed his con nection with the Aston Co.
JOHNSON, Iver— Worcester, Mass., 1871-91. Fitchburg, Mass., 1891 to date. Makers of cartridge revolvers and shotguns.
Johnson, IverEstablished 1867 at 244 Main St., Worcester, Mass., thence to Fitchburg in 1891. Active to date.
JOHNSON, J. H. — Pittsburgh, Pa. Maker of a half stock, percussion squirrel rifle.
JOHNSON, J. H. — Waynesboro, Pa., riflemaker. Misreading for Johns ton, J. H., Waynesboro, Pa.? Father of J. H. Johnston of Pitts burgh, Pa.?
JOHNSON, J. S.— Also Johnston. McConnelsville, Huntington Co., Pa. Maker of a curly maple, full stock, percussion Kentucky rifle.
JOHNSON, Jim— Mt. Union, Pa.
JOHNSON, John— Born in Straussburg, Germany, in 1768. Settled in Bucks Co., Pa., then moved to Listie, Somerset Co., Pa. Made flintlock muskets and hunting rifles of plain type; full curly maple or walnut stock without butt plate. Some of his rifles were engraved with his name on barrel.
JOHNSON, R.— See R. & J. D. Johnson, below.
JOHNSON, R. & J. D.— Robert and John D. Johnson, Middletown, Conn., rifle and pistol makers. Contracted Nov. 23, 1814, for 2,000 full stock rifles at $17.00, to be made after a modified M.1803 rifle pattern, as designed by Marine T. Wickham, U. S. Inspector of Arms. Few delivered before M.1817 was produced. Dec. 10, 1823, contracted for 3,000 rifles Model 1817, to be delivered at the rate of 600 per year from July 1, 1824. In July, 1829, contract for 600 "old pattern rifles" (Model 1817) was changed to 600 muskets (Model 1816). On June 27, 1836, Robert Johnson (alone) contracted for 3,000 flintlock pistols, Model 1836, at $9.00 each, duration June 1, 1837. March 14, 1840, R. Johnson was awarded an additional con tract for 15,000 of these Model 1836 pistols at $7.50 each to be delivered over a period of five years, at the rate of 3,000 per year. The firm was active from 1822 to 1854. The Johnson plant was located on Lower Pameacha Creek, Middletown, Conn.
Johnson, Robert & J. N.Gunsmith contractors to the. government at Middletown, Conn., 1812 to 1855. Received the following government contracts: March 17, 1814, 2,000 muskets at $17.00; December io, 1823, 3,000 muskets at $14.50; July, 1829, 600 Hall's Breech-loaders (later changed to ordinary muskets) ; June 27, 1836, 3,000 pistols at $9.00 by June 1, 1837; March 14, 1840, 15,000 pistols at $7.50 (3,000 per annum or within five years) ; March 28, 1851, 10,000 pistols at $6.75.
JOHNSON, S.— Connecticut, 1843.
Johnson, S.Gunsmith of Middletown, Conn. Produced pistols dated 1843.
JOHNSON, Seth— Old Rutland, Mass., active 1773-77. Gunsmith to Committee of Safety.
JOHNSON, William— Worcester, Mass., 1787.
JOHNSON, William — Unlocated. Marking on barrel of a percussion period, Penna. made, Kentucky rifle.
Johnson, WilliamGunsmith of Worcester, Mass., 1787.
JOHNSON, Wm. — Worcester, Mass. Fullstock brass mounted per cussion Kentucky rifle.
JOHNSTON, J. S.— See Johnson, J. S.
JOHNSTON, James H. — Owner and operator of the Great Western Gun Works at Pittsburgh, Pa. Son of John H. Johnston. Born 1836; died about 1916. Learned the gunsmith trade under J. Senseny of Chambersburg, Pa.
JOHNSTON, John H.— Waynesboro, Pa. Born 1811; died 1889.
Johnston, John H. and James H.; “Great Western Gun Works” Pittsburgh, Pa. Established 1865 and producing rifles, shotguns and combination guns. Shop at 621 Smithfield Street. John H. Johnson was a gunsmith at Waynesboro, Pa., born 1811 and died in 1889. Tames H. was the son of John and the owner of the Great Western Gun Works. He was born in 1836 and died about 1916.
JOHNSTON, Richard — Pennsylvania musket maker; associated with Robert McCormick in a contract of May 4, 1801, with the Com monwealth of Pennsylvania for 1,000 Charleville pattern muskets.
JONES, A.— Littleton, W. Va.
JONES, Amos— Colchester, Conn., 1774-77. Musket maker to Com mittee of Safety. Supplied Connecticut with 10 muskets and bayonets in January, 1776, and completed and delivered 31 more in July of that year. Was paid £140, 3 sh., 4 p. in specie October, 1781.
Jones, AmosGunsmith of Colchester, Conn., 1774-77. In 1776 he made for Connecticut forty-one guns and bayonets, also a number of gun-locks and barrels receiving £140:3:4 in payment.
Jones, BenjaminCutler of TredyfTrine, Chester County, Penna. Produced belt knives of the Bowie type 20 years before Bowie’s birth. Active 1775-81.
JONES, Charles — Lancaster, Pa., prior to 1783.
JONES, Geo. — Unlocated. Penna. made Kentucky rifle circa 1820.
JONES, John — Musket stock maker in the employ of Col. Peter Grubb, who operated a gun skelp forge for the Lancaster, Penna., Committee of Safety in 1776.
Jones, JohnRiflemaker of Salineville, Columbiana County, Ohio. Active 1848-54.
JONES, John B. — Brookville, Pa. Born in Pine Creek Township, Jefferson Co., Pa., 1867. Percussion rifles. Active in 1919 in gun and watch repair.
JONES, Joseph— Columbus, Ohio, 1843-48.
Jones, JosephRiflemaker of Columbus, Ohio. Active 1841-48.
JONES, McElwaine & Co. — Holly Springs, Miss. Confederate arms manufactory originally established by Wiley A. P. Jones, Wil liam S. McElwaine and Capt. E. G. Barney in 1859 on a small site of one and one-half acres as an iron works and foundry. J. H. Atley joined the firm in 1860, buying one-half of Jones one-third interest. Of the firm, McElwaine had had arms manu facturing experience in the North. With the outbreak of Civil War the firm obtained a contract from the State of Mississippi for 5,000 rifles and on July 13, 1861 a contract from the Con federate Government for 20,000 rifles and 10,000 rifle muskets. A contract was made with Charles Jones of Memphis, Tenn., for the construction of rifle-making machinery. Nine acres were ac quired for an enlarged new plant which by March, 1862 was making forty rifles a day. On the approach of Federal troops the plant and the rifle-machinery contract, were bought by the Con federate Government about April, 1862, and machinery and equipment were moved to Macon, Ga., where it arrived about August, 1862. The site of the original plant was taken over and converted into a Federal Military hospital in November, 1862. The firm had also been known as Holly Springs Iron Works and by its corporate name of Marshall County Manufacturing Co. as chartered by the Miss, legislature in July 1861.
JONES, Owen— Philadelphia, Pa., about 1877. Maker of a .44 caliber tip-up revolver.
Jones, OwenPhiladelphia, Pa. Exhibited automatic shell extracting revolvers at the Universal Exposition, Paris, 1878. In this arm the extractor removed only the discharged shells leaving the loaded shells in the cylinder.
JONES, Robert— Lancaster, Pa., prior to 1783.
JONES, W. E.— Great Smokey Mountains, Tenn. Fullstock octagonal barrel percussion "hog rifle."
JONES, William— Bedford County, Pa., active 1777-83, in repair of public arms.
JONES, William— "Bill" Jones, Lineville, Wayne Co., Iowa. Came to Iowa "about the time the Kentucky rifle was losing ground in favor of the breech loader; came from Indiana or Ohio, and it seems his gun making was done back there." Reputed fine craftsman with sales mostly to neighbors, and so limited output.
Jones, WilliamGunsmith of Bedford County, Pa. Worked on public arms, 1777-83. Doubtful as to complete arms.
JORDAN, J.— Unlocated. Before and after 1845. Plains rifles.
JORDAN, Jarmin— Chilicothe, Ohio, about 1830. Half stock flintlock rifle.
JORDAN, L. S.— Adams, Mass.
Jordan, Louis—Chicago, 111., 1892-94. Shotguns.
JORDAN, Louis D. — New York, N. Y. and later New Haven, Conn. Skilled gunmaker with World Fair 1893 prizes. Had been Works Superintendent for Maxim Munitions Corp., and Westinghouse arms plant at Springfield, Mass. making rifles and machine guns in World War I.
JOS*AN — Marking on a very early flintlock Kentucky rifle. Ab breviation for Joseph Angstatt, Penna. rifle maker.
Joslyn Arms Co.Worcester, Mass. Under contract during the Civil War for Joslyn arms.
JOSLYN FIREARMS CO.— Stonington, Conn. Operated by Benjamin F. Joslyn of Worcester, Mass., in the manufacture of army per cussion revolvers under the Joslyn patent of May 4, 1858, No. 20,160 and Joslyn breech-loading percussion carbines, patented Aug. 28, 1855. Joslyn revolvers and carbines were also made by W. C. Freeman at Worcester, Mass., at the Tower Junction Shop. Joslyn carbines were also made by A. H. Waters and Co. at Mill bury, Mass. The government purchased 1,100 Joslyn percussion revolvers during the Civil War for army and navy use, and a total of 11,261 Joslyn carbines were obtained by the War Department from June, 1861, to Feb. 25, 1865.
JOSLYN, B. F.— See Joslyn Firearms Co. below
Joslyn, Benjamin F.Of Stonington and Worcester, Mass. Inventor of the Joslyn Breech-loader patent of August 28, 1855, and October 8, 1861. The government produced 3,000 at Springfield, both carbines and rifles. His revolver, patent of May 4, 1858, was produced at Stonington, Conn. The government purchased 1,100 during the Civil War. They are becoming increasingly rare. There were two models of this arm, the first being made at Worcester, Mass., by W. C. Freeman who received a contract for 500 in August, 1861. The total governernment purchase of Joslyn arms during this period numbered 11,261 arms. Joslyn was active from 1852 to 1878.
JOST— White Plains Township, Pa., 1775-76. Musket maker to Com mittee of Safety.
JostA Committee of Safety musket maker of White Plains Township, Pa., 1775-76.
JOUSTAN, Henry — Gunsmith, Levee, bet. Sixth and Seventh, New Orleans, La., 1853.
JOY, A. S. — Maker of a full stock, curly maple, percussion Kentucky rifle with H. Elwell lock.
Joy, DanielAppointed by the Committee of Safety of Philadelphia to prove cannon made at Reading Furnace. This was under date of June 12, 1776. In April following he informs the Committee that he lias proved 8 18-pounders, 1 12-pounder and 1 9-pounder.
JUDD, C. W. — Marking of a swivel-breech double rifle. Walnut half stock, brass time, oval patch box, set triggers.
JUDD, G. — Near Meadville, Pa., early 1870's. Percussion target rifle.
JUDSON, Henry— Avery, Iowa, 1875-1900. Veteran of Civil War. Came from Moravia, Iowa, and made guns for at least twenty years at Smoky Hollow, Iowa, and at Hickory Grove. Maker of fine, engraved percussion target rifles inlaid with gold, silver and ivory, and equipped with false muzzle and telescopic sights. Also made to order fine percussion hunting rifles, plain and fancy, and later, single shot cartridge rifles. His personal .58 caliber target rifle, of great accuracy, weighed 58 pounds.
JUFORGUL, Pierre— Gunsmith, 24 St. Ann, New Orleans, La., 1853.
JUGHARDT, C— Main Street, Fostoria, Ohio, 1865-69.
Jughardt, Charles—Gunmaker, Main & North Sts., Fostoria, Ohio, 1859-69-
JULCHER, G. G.— Marking on the lock of a Kentucky rifle.
JUNE & REED — Boston, Mass. Makers of percussion sporting rifles.
Justice, J. Philip—A Civil War contractor at Philadelphia. . In 1863 he produced 400 experimental muskets, similar to the Enfield but this weapon proved a failure.
Justice, P. S.—Sword cutler at Philadelphia, 1862-69.
JUSTICE, Philip S.— Philadelphia, Pa. Civil War contractor for 400 muzzle-loading, brass furniture, percussion muskets of the Enfield type.
JUZAN, Louis — Gunsmith to P. Bouron, New Orleans, La., gunmaker.

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