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longshot1958 06-13-2011 12:37 AM

Old Musket Value
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Please see photos of old musket I own.

Hexagon Barrel, approximately 40 inches long

Only identification is (as best I can read) on top of barrel:

E Kennold Dem Doth

A neighbor familiar with guns estimates is circa 1850.

Any help on the guns value, manufacturer, etc.?Attachment 29598

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c3shooter 06-13-2011 01:22 AM

No, but I have the same rug, slippers and cat as in picture #4. Any markings on the lock?

texaswoodworker 06-13-2011 01:59 AM

not sure but it looks great for it's age so I would think that it's worth a lot.

Hawg 06-13-2011 11:15 AM

Half stock plains rifle. The wood is just too good to be that old. Hawken style patch box. The checkering looks out of place on a rifle of that style. IMHO it's a fairly modern build. The barrel looks mighty short to be 40 inches. This one is short for a Hawken at 33 inches.

BillM 06-13-2011 07:48 PM

It's got some "features" that are a bit odd for a plains rifle. It's
got a back action lock---a side lock would be more correct.

The trim is a bit too fancy and shiny, and as Hawg said the checkering
isn't typical. Good looking gun--but not quite typical mid 1800's.

And the more I look at that lock, the more I think it's a lock from
a Peabody, with a handmade percussion hammer on it. If so, that
dates it at after 1866, as the Peabody wasn't made before that.

I think it's a plains style rifle somebody put together with a Peabody
lock, possibly an old barrel, and a newer stock. Really hard to tell
WHEN---this type of work is still going on today. A GUESS???
Between 1935 and 1975. Probably closer to the later. You might post it
on some of the black powder forums and see if anybody recognizes it.

longshot1958 06-13-2011 11:44 PM

The entire gun is 40" long, barrel is 24" long.

longshot1958 06-13-2011 11:51 PM markings on the lock.

longshot1958 06-14-2011 12:57 AM

Name on Barrel: F Reynold

BillM 06-14-2011 02:07 AM

Hmmmm--the plot thickens. Check out this discussion on another forum. Message Forums - half stock F Reynolds ,New York

Possibility that this gun is the real deal--- Any chance that the Dem doth on the barrel
is "New York"?

longshot1958 06-15-2011 12:34 AM

Yes...that's it:

F Reynolds New York

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