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Old 06-08-2011, 03:12 AM   #1
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Purchased an old percussion musket at an Atlanta auction.

It's a little over 5 1/2 ft. long. Has relatively short stock. Extremely heavy, long octagon barrel. Gun is massive ....weighs approximately 25 lbs. .... yes, 25 lbs. ! Sides are somewhat pitted .... can't read anything too well. Can barely see some engraving swirls. Seems to have 2 arrows parallel to each other pointing in different directions going through what seems to be roman numerals " II ". Does anyone know who, what or where I can find out about this gun ? Thanks .... Jim - Outside Atlanta.
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:19 AM   #2
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I moved your thread to the Black Powder and Musket forum. You'll likely get some answers there. We have some extremely knowledgeable people here. However, I can tell you that you really need to post some pictures with any markings clearly shown as well as a good photo or two of the entire piece.

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Probably a bench rest target rifle.
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If you can post a few pics of it
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