Long Patchbox Designs

By Larry B. Schuknecht

The following is a guide to the various Long Patchbox designs used by the many New York State gunmakers. The images and information was gleaned from the 5 volume set of books The New York State Firearms Trade by H. J. Swinney and compiled by Tom Rowe. The page no. refers to the page in the books where it may be found.

Below is an image of a Patch Box on a rifle marked James McKeima which was sent by the well known author-Mr. James Whisker to Jerry Swinney for his archive and book.

Following is a stunning long full Deer Patchbox with a side hinged oval lid.