A special exhibit will be held May 2014 at
the Reading Public Museum in Reading PA

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JOEKINDIGRIFLES

As a small boy in the 1900s, Joe Kindig Jr. always wanted a rifle, but his father, coming from a Mennonite background, did not believe in firearms. When the elder Kindig told him that a rifle could kill a person, Joe asked about purchasing an air rifle. But, he learned, an air rifle could shoot a person’s eye out. Joe’s last request was for an old, antique gun. Finally, he was told, he could buy plenty of them, and he took it quite literally. Joe had an aunt who was an antique collector and fond of local farm sales. He accompanied her on many an outing and found that he could buy old furniture, which in turn he could sell to the more established dealers in New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. He used the proceeds to purchase more rifles.

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ARTICLES

Read magazine articles about Joe Kindig from the 40's, 50's, & 60's. Mr. Kindig talks about his 30 years of collecting Kentucky Rifles, which was the largest collection in the world, at that time.

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