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bratry 04-05-2010 03:11 AM

Mystery Musket
 
Hi all. I have an identification issue I hope someone can help me with. I recently acquired a blackpowder flintlock musket. To me it doesn't appear to be authentic due to its low quality appearance. It is however quite interesting and looks old. The barrel is pitted and oxidized and so is the brass on the gun. There are no identifying numbers or words that I can find anywhere on the gun. There are however two identifying marks. One mark is on top of the barrel and the other is on the side by the hammer. The mark appears to be a dog or fox sitting on its haunches with four or five dots in a row under it. The whole symbol is enclosed within a circle. The stock has a buffalo hand carved in it. The barrel is attached to the forestock with tightly wrapped bands of sinue. (spelling??) I suspect it is a kit that someone put together at some point. I appreciate any help.

doctherock 04-05-2010 03:34 AM

You might want to go to the Introductions and tell us about yourself. Then take some pictures so we can see what you have and see the markings. That would be a great start.

Hawg 04-05-2010 05:01 PM

Sounds like a kit gun from Sitting Fox.
http://www.sittingfoxmuzzleloaders.com/SittingFox.html

bratry 04-05-2010 11:01 PM

Dang. Sounds like you may have hit it right on the head HAWG. I will check out the link you put up. Thanks a lot.

bratry 04-05-2010 11:29 PM

I checked out the site and the company logo looks a little different and the guns they offer seem of better quality. I'm wondering if maybe someone bought some parts from them and carved their own stock for it? I will try to put up some pics.

Hawg 04-06-2010 01:10 PM

It could be an original that's gone thru hell and high water. How bout some pics?

bratry 04-09-2010 02:37 AM

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These are the photos that I took of my mystery musket. Notice that the fox logo has five dots under it. The logo from the Sitting Fox website didn't have these dots. Any further thoughts?

Hawg 04-09-2010 07:31 AM

What you have is an original northwest trade gun. It should have a sea serpent as a sideplate.

bratry 04-10-2010 10:35 PM

I sent these photos to a contact at Sitting Fox and he doesn't seem to think it's authentic. Any more thoughts or info? Thanks Hawg.

Hawg 04-10-2010 11:40 PM

No, he could be right but I am curious as to why he thinks that.


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