Guide to the R.H. McCrory Inserts for The Modern Kentucky Rifle, 1962

Summary Information

Title: R.H. McCrory Inserts for The Modern Kentucky Rifle, 1962
Collection: AC.693
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 oversize folder)

This collection is a copied set of oversize drawings/diagrams with brief descriptions of early guns of the 1600 to 1800s.

Creator: McCrory, R. H.

Biographical/Historical Note

R. H. McCrory was the author of books about firearms including Make Muzzle Loader Accessories: A Powder Horn and Over 20 Useful Tools and Accessories - for Shooters; The Modern Kentucky Rifle: How to Build Your Own; and Lock, Stock and Barrel: Antique Gun Repair.

Scope and Contents

This collection of Modern Kentucky Rifle Inserts are original copies of diagrams/drawings drawn by McCrory of early 1600 to 1800s guns, both American-made and foreign, used in McCrory's book on gunbuilding. There is a general brief description given of each numbered drawing. These drawings were by R.H. McCrory in 1962.


There is no formal arrangement to this collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This Collection was purchased from Appalachian Mountain Books in 2010. Accession number AC.2010.006

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Anita Elliott, December 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.693: Modern Kentucky Rifle Inserts, by R.H. McCrory, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Inserts, 1962 Oversize Folder 1