Herman Rupp, 1793 Lehigh Valley

The Lehigh Valley 1793 Herman Rupp rifle kit

Herman Rupp was born in 1756 and died in 1831. Herman worked his entire career as a gunsmith in the Lehigh Valley. Therefore his work is not a combination of different schools as with many of the other builders who moved from region to region throughout their careers. His rifles are true to the region in which he was born.

Herman Rupp rifles share several distinct features. On most of his rifles, the wood on the side flats just barely reach past the lower corner of the octagon, instead of reaching up to the centerline of the barrel as we have been trained is the proper way to build a rifle. Herman Rupp also used a low profile, grooved nosecap, round thimbles with minimal decoration, the classic Lehigh Indian head inlay ahead of the trigger guard, and his distinctive domed lid patchbox.

We are offering the most accurate Herman Rupp parts set on the market.

Standard Specifications

 
Straight Octagon barrel 42" long,13/16" with 5/16" ramrod
or 7/8" with 3/8" ramrod
Swamped Octagon barrel 44" long “A” weight with a 5/16" ramrod,
or “B” weight with a 3/8" ramrod
Octagon to Round barrel 42" long “B” weight (Special light profile) with a 3/8" ramrod.
Butt width x height 1-7/8" x 5" (these sizes are generous to allow for personal modifications)
Lock Area 1-1/2" x 6 1/2 "
Width across lock face 1-9/16"
Drop at the heel 4 1/4"
(Lock is inlet for Dale Johnson lock only or you may order without the lock inlet)
   

Herman Rupp stock details; the patchbox

 
MountingsOrder Number
Lock 40070
Trigger TR-RUPP
Buttplate BP-RUPP-B (Brass)
Triggerguard TG-RUPP-B (Brass)
Rear Thimble 13880 (Brass)
Upper Thimbles 13820 (Brass)
Sideplate SP-RUPP-B (Brass)
Rupp Toeplate 11436 (Brass)
Nosecap 12860 (Brass)
Rupp Patchbox 10320 (Brass)
Release Catch PBS2
Front Sight 16500 (Silver Blade)
Rear Sight 16540 (Early Low)
Wrist Inlay, top 25830 (Ger. Silver)
Cheek Inlay 25850 (Ger. Silver)
Inlay IN-GS-110 Indian head in front of TG
Under Lugs 27661 (3 pcs) (will be different for oct/round barrels)
Pin Stock PINSTOCK
Tang Screw 16450 8-32 thread
Lock Bolts (2) 16430 8-32 thread
Wood Screws 16400 8 x 1"
Wood Screws 16405 6 x 3/4"
G. S. tacks 25450 pack of 10
Brass tacks 25453 pack of 50
Wire Inlay 12610 (2 ea.) .014" brass

Herman Rupp rifles features a domed lid on his patchboxes, with a wide, flat border where it flushes with the wood.

The octagon-to-round barrels that I have made for this kit are a slightly lighter profile on the muzzle end than Colerain normally supplies. This makes for a much nicer handling gun (especially when shooting trap) These barrels are available in three different calibers as listed:

Caliber options
BLOR45B42C .45 cal. Rifled 42" long
BLOR50B42C .50 cal. Rifled 42" long
BLOR54B42C .54 cal. / 28 gauge smoothbore 42" long

Choose your 42" straight octagon, or 44" swamped octagon barrels from our catalog.

Stocks Available in CM2 grade grain maple
STRU213-CM2 Stock with 13/16" straight octagon barrel channel
and 5/16" ramrod groove;
STRU214-CM2 Stock with 7/8" straight octagon barrel channel
and 3/8" ramrod groove;
STRU2B44-CM2 Stock with 44" “B” weight swamped octagon barrel channel
and 3/8" ramrod groove
STRU2B42OR-CM2 Stock with 42" “B” weight swamped octagon to round barrel channel
and 3/8" ramrod groove
Stocks Available in CM4 grade “full curl” maple
STRU413-CM4 Stock with 13/16" straight octagon barrel channel
and 5/16" ramrod groove;
STRU414-CM4 Stock with 7/8" straight octagon barrel channel
and 3/8" ramrod groove;
STRU4B44-CM4 Stock with 44" “B” weight swamped octagon barrel channel
and 3/8" ramrod groove
STRU4B42OR-CM4 Stock with 42" “B” weight swamped octagon to round barrel channel
and 3/8" ramrod groove

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