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Old 05-31-2011, 08:16 PM   #1
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Hi, our family has owned this rifle for along time and we aren't exactly sure where it came from and figured it would be good to find out. We believe it is a civil war musket but we aren't for sure. If anyone could help tell us what kind of gun it is then please respond

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Old 05-31-2011, 09:03 PM   #2
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Is there any markings on the rifle at all?

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not that i could find.

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You may find out a lot more if you post it in curio and relics section of the forum.

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It's not Civil War. It's a half stock plains rifle from possibly any one of a few dozen gun builders. It has some similarities to a Tryon trade rifle.

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Looks like theree was info on the brass tag on the stock..and similar tags or inlays on the forearm.

Definitely earlier than civil war...looks like it was updated from flint to cap, however...

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Id suggest trying a couple sights specializeing in the art of old long rifles.

Track of the wolf being one of them specializing in old and new built muzzle loaders. Track of the Wolf - Muzzle Loading & Black Powder Guns Kits, Parts, Accoutrements, Rendezvous Gear & Primitive Americana
This company is into very specific variations of early domestic Mfg muzzle loaders, some the early guns had hand made locks and they have resources to draw from in Id'ing just who built this rifle.

Dixie Gun Works Dixie Gun Works muzzleloading, blackpowder and rare antique gun supplies.

or another forum that handles a higher volumn of old guns TRADITIONAL Muzzle Loading Rifles & Shotguns

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is it a smoothbore? or is it rifled?

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