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269389 Pete 2019‑11‑06 Re: OldTools Digest, Vol 171, Issue 5
That's fantastic, Ed! I searched this morning for quite some time, learned quite
a bit about gunsmithing, stock-making and the Moravians, but found nothing
related to Oerter's tools. I must be using incorrect search terms. Look forward
to what you (or anyone else) can find! WR/Pete

Message: 2
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2019 14:56:53 -0500
From: Ed Minch 
To: pleenhouts@a...
Cc: oldtools@s...
Subject: Re: [OldTools] Old Tools - gunsmith Johann Christian Oerter
    1747-1777
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I know the woman who is the curator of the collection at Valley Forge.  She
promised a tour of their weapons behind the scenes to my 10-year old
Revolutionary War fanatic grandson, but we have had to delay because the
visitors center/archive/storage areas are closed for renovations.  I will ask
next time I see her.

My grandson had most of The Ride of Paul Revere memorized by age 4.  When I told
him about Fort Necessity at age 6, he stopped me and finished the story.

Ed Minch




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Message: 1
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2019 16:29:37 +0000 (UTC)
From: pleenhouts@a...
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Subject: [OldTools] Old Tools - gunsmith Johann Christian Oerter
    1747-1777
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Galoots,?
This morning brought an interesting post on the History Blog concerning the
recovery of a stolen Revolutionary War-era long rifle made by gunsmith Johann
Christian Oerter. Here's the link:? http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/56914
The History Blog mentions tools now and again, and, I think, is an interesting
adjunct to our Porch.?
The comments to the post caught my eye when someone commented, inter alia, on
how beautiful a rifle was produced with such crude tools. Now, I know that we
would all agree that the tools Oerter used were not crude, and indeed that was
recognized by the next comment. Here's a bit more on his too-short life:?https://christiansbrunn.web.le
high.edu/node/14
My question: Have any of Oerter's tools survived the centuries? I've searched,
but come up empty-handed so far. I can think of no better place to begin such a
search than here on the Porch. ?
Pete LeenhoutsRestoring RIPTIDE, a 1927 Schertzer Brothers bridge-deck cruiser
https://www.flickr.com/photos/old_salt7/albums/72157678815239754


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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2019 14:56:53 -0500
From: Ed Minch 
To: pleenhouts@a...
Cc: oldtools@s...
Subject: Re: [OldTools] Old Tools - gunsmith Johann Christian Oerter
    1747-1777
Message-ID: <982E8D8F-1DA0-4907-AB0C-EA0FEDC02BE4@a...>
Content-Type: text/plain;    charset=us-ascii

I know the woman who is the curator of the collection at Valley Forge.  She
promised a tour of their weapons behind the scenes to my 10-year old
Revolutionary War fanatic grandson, but we have had to delay because the
visitors center/archive/storage areas are closed for renovations.  I will ask
next time I see her.

My grandson had most of The Ride of Paul Revere memorized by age 4.  When I told
him about Fort Necessity at age 6, he stopped me and finished the story.

Ed Minch

> On Nov 5, 2019, at 11:29 AM, Pete via OldTools  wrote:
> 
> This morning brought an interesting post on the History Blog concerning the
recovery of a stolen Revolutionary War-era long rifle made by gunsmith Johann
Christian Oerter. Here's the link:  http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/56914 <http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/56914
>
> The History Blog mentions tools now and again, and, I think, is an interesting
adjunct to our Porch.
> The comments to the post caught my eye when someone commented, inter alia, on
how beautiful a rifle was produced with such crude tools. Now, I know that we
would all agree that the tools Oerter used were not crude, and indeed that was
recognized by the next comment. Here's a bit more on his too-short life: https://christiansbrunn.web.le
high.edu/node/14 <h
ttps://christiansbrunn.web.lehigh.edu/node/14>
> My question: Have any of Oerter's tools survived the centuries? I've searched,
but come up empty-handed so far. I can think of no better place to begin such a
search than here on the Porch.
> Pete LeenhoutsRestoring RIPTIDE, a 1927 Schertzer Brothers bridge-deck cruis
erhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/old_salt7/albums/72157678815239754 <cruise
rhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/old_salt7/albums/72157678815239754>


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