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kirk 09-12-2009 08:45 PM

Looking for help identifying civil war era musket
 
Hello.
I'm new to this forum so hope I'm OK asking this question in the right way.
:confused:
The musket is a 58 caliber.
It has markings and stamps, but no names or dates.
Pictures of the rifle and various stamps are in my album called "Musket Pictures"
If anyone would venture to hazard a guess as to its value I would appreciate that as well.
It hung in a house with heavy smokers for over 40 years, so has a layer of smoke residue.
I haven't made any attempt to clean it for fear of ruining the patina.
Guidance on what to do about that and if anything, how to would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance for any help anyone may be able to give.
Sincerely,
Kirk:)

Hawg 09-12-2009 10:52 PM

Where's the pics?

Justen.223 09-13-2009 04:04 AM

It's on his public profile view, off to the right. Nice looking bp might I add.

Hawg 09-13-2009 05:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Justen.223 (Post 158896)
It's on his public profile view, off to the right. Nice looking bp might I add.

Thanks.

It's an Austrian Lorenz.

Muzzleman 10-23-2009 06:44 AM

You might be right. But I think it might be two band enfield. The bayonet and the flip up rear ladder sights look like enfields. I have been wrong before............

Hawg 10-24-2009 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Muzzleman (Post 176804)
You might be right. But I think it might be two band enfield. The bayonet and the flip up rear ladder sights look like enfields. I have been wrong before............

Look at the nose piece. It's a dead giveaway for a Lorenz. There's other differences but that nose piece says it all. Also another dead giveaway for the Lorenz is the bayonet has four sides not three.

glockman55 10-03-2011 10:14 PM

http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/ph...006_Small_.jpg
http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/ph...004_Small_.jpg
http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/ph...003_Small_.jpg
http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/ph...002_Small_.jpg
It's 55.5" long, the barrel is 40.5" long..any ideas??

glockman55 10-03-2011 10:18 PM

http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/ph...005_Small_.jpg
http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/ph...006_Small_.jpg
http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/ph...ket_Small_.jpg
It's been in the family for a long time, rumors date it back to a converted flint-loc, to cap.. 1776?? I doubt that but would like some info, I have had it apart, just some stamped marks, nothing recognizable to me.. the barrel was a silver color..

glockman55 10-03-2011 10:30 PM

I hope I'm not out of line by posting on your thread, I couldn't see starting a new one..

Hawg 10-04-2011 09:59 PM

Looks like a converted 1816.


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