Originally Posted by andrewfs
The rifle was made in St Louis about 1860 maybe later, it was owned by Stephen Stutler from West VA and he used it for hunting. The lady I got it from told me she had it appraised a while back in Denver and the appraiser told her somewhere between 1000 and 1500 bucks. It was german made and considered semi fancy..
The rifle was made around 1850, not 1860. It was used by Mr. Stutler during that time.
He or his cousin, by the same name, was in the Civil War. I believe on the Southern Side.
They were both from what is now known as West Virginia, at that time it was all Virginia.