John E. Geiger was born around in 1800, raised in Reading, Pennsylvania, by German immigrant parents, trained as a gunsmith in Williamsport, and settled in Towanda in 1830.
The rifle has an "E. P. SMITH/WARRANTED" lock with typical style of accents, pierced fancy patch box without engraving and two small side plates. A Roman nose stock profile popular on Pennsylvania long rifles.
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