Lepley Rifle Breech Plug, Somerset County, Pennsylvania

This muzzle loading rifle breech plug and tang was found in a bucket of old Lepley gunsmithing hardware at the Alonzo Lepley estate auction in Southampton Township, Somerset County, PA in the 1970's.

This item is relatively small, and may be for a small pistol or a reduced-size boy's rifle. The major diameter of the threads is 0.615", and the overall length is only 2.15". A transverse hole is provided for tightening the plug to the barrel.

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