George Schreyer, Sr. was born in the Conewago, Pennsylvania community.  He began his formal apprenticeship in the same area under either George Ungefehr or Nicholas Hachen in 1761. He apprenticed Phillip Sheets and is shown on Reading tax records as a Gunsmith.  He bought two lots in Hanover in 1775, living and working as a gunsmith there until his death in 1819.

This Schreyer-style example is patterned after an original.

  • 58 Cal, 44” Swamped Octagon Rice Barrel
  • Chambers Deluxe Siler Lock
  • Handmade Brass Patch box,
  • Thimbles, Side plate, Nose cap & Wedge keys
  • Tapered horn-tipped ram rod
  • Silver thumb piece inlay

Tim Williams with flintlock and moose

This rifle was used to bring down the moose in this photograph.

This is another example of a George Schreyer from the period.

  • 58 Cal, 44” Swamped Octagon Rice Barrel
  • Chambers Deluxe Siler Lock
  • Handmade Brass Patch box,
  • Thimbles, Side plate, Nose cap & Wedge keys
  • Tapered horn-tipped ram rod
  • Silver thumb piece inlay