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Old 08-07-2012, 04:56 PM   #1
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First let me say I am a new member. I have looked at many of the post and think I might be able to find my answer here. I came across this musket in a trade earlier today and have no clue what I have. I am hoping someone might be able to lead me in the right direction as to what it is and should I hang on to it or consider trading it away.

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Old 08-07-2012, 05:04 PM   #2
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That shotgun is in nice shape. Someone has taken good care of it.

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I really liked the lion head that still has the red glass eyes.

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The locks should have some type of ID that will tell the lock maker of the gun, it may be on the inside plate or outside plate. Also see if you can mesure the chamber Dia. of each chamber if one is defferent then the other then it maybe a english made shotgun.

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That looks cool with the carved stock and all. Post some pics of markings and one of the smart people will know what it is.

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Could be A SXS rifle
I would like to see a picture of the muzzle and bore. actually need a lot more pics and pics of the top of the barrel and pics of both sides of the stock
show some pics of the whole stock.

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Took a few more, hope they help.

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Get some picks of the muzzle and bore and chambers. Also any markings you can find will help. I'm sure someone here will know what it is, but they need better details. It sure looks cool. Oh and whatever you do DO NOT, DO NOT , DO NOT try and "clean it up", you could very well ruin any value it may have.

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Looking at the pictures it looks to be original and is probably a English SXS smoothe bore fowlerand probably has some historical value as well as monitary vaue not sure if it is colonial or post colonial era
if there were any kind of makers mark or proof marks we could at least narrow down its origin and a good idea when it would have been made.
someone like Colin Stolzer might be able to identify this fire arm but it has me stumped.
Regardless if it were mine I would keep it at least long enough to find out what it is worth it could be that it is worth a small fortune
I would not clean it up It is worth more with its patina in tact.

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beautiful fowler ya got there.

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