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Old 06-13-2011, 12:37 AM   #1
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Default Old Musket Value

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.?dscf0580.jpg

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Old 06-13-2011, 01:22 AM   #2
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No, but I have the same rug, slippers and cat as in picture #4. Any markings on the lock?



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

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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.

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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.

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

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No...no markings on the lock.

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Name on Barrel: F Reynold

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Hmmmm--the plot thickens. Check out this discussion on another forum.

GunBroker.com 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"?

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Yes...that's it:

F Reynolds New York



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