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Old 06-21-2012, 11:36 AM   #1
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Hey guys does anyone on here know anything about Blunderbusses? I've got one and was wondering if anyone could tell me if it's real or even fireable. Will post pics



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I'd have a really good gunsmith check it out to see if it's fireable. I'd also make sure to use light loads for it. As for it's authenticity, that will have to wait until we see the pics.



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Pics and any markings on the gun.

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It may be a replica or something I picked it up at a yard sale and the lady didn't know anything about it and it was priced really low so I picked it up for the heck of it

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In that condition, it screams replica.

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In that condition, it screams replica.
I know but I don't know much on them and I'm having to locked at by a gun smith so we'll know soon if it'll fire and if it fires I'll be happy on that note and I will post results
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Put a magnet to it -- is all the metal iron based? Bet it's not. The holes go all the way thru the barrel too!?

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I'm going to say reproduction. Wood and metal on a 200 yr old black powder gun just does not look like that. If real, there will be some markings stamped on the barrel. You are also mising part of the cock that holds the flint in place.

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I'm going to say reproduction. Wood and metal on a 200 yr old black powder gun just does not look like that. If real, there will be some markings stamped on the barrel. You are also mising part of the cock that holds the flint in place.
I'm am aware I'm missing that part I have it in the cabinet somewhere it fell off and agreed also no I could not find any makers stamps on it but regardless i was never assuming it was real I'm just hoping I can get it to fire because owning a fireable blunderbuss is neat alone if the smith says he can make it fire so be it if not I've got a neat toy or something haha
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Reproduction or not, that is a nice looking gun. IIRC, you can shoot anything out of them. They have used rocks, scrap metal, nails, ect as shot in the past. I do not know if that is safe to do nowadays though. I'd stick to actual shot like 00 buck shot.



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