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Old 01-20-2012, 11:38 PM   #1
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Not the best pics, anyone know what year/model this is

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Old 01-20-2012, 11:44 PM   #2
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To my untrained eye, looks like an old springfield rifle, possibly civil war era.

Get some better pics, we have a member who seems to be an expert in everything, I'm sure he could probably tell you for sure.


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Thanks, will do, have then up soon
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Let me know if there is a specific photo you need, on the barrel there is a 87, there is also a stamp on the plate next to the hammer, can't read it though. Shes in pretty rough shape

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C3shooter is the guy I'm talking about, if he doesn't come across this thread and chime in, give him a PM.
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Hawg is much better with the charcoal burners than I am. Do not think it is a Civil War vintage Springfield- rear sling swivel was usually at front of trigger guard. Carbines had them on the toe of the stock.

Pictures- need well lighted, close up, macro. Lot of pixels.
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Yeah, im getting better pics tomorrow. The 87 on the barrel, was thinking 1787 is that to early? There is no rifling on the barrel
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Although I cleaned about a cup of rust and dirt from the barrel
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I think 1787 is much too early, possibly 1887, IF that number even refers to a date. It very well could be a proof mark of some type.

And it could either be a musket, or the rifling could be in that cup of rust you cleaned out of it.

Oh, by the way, in case you happen to be thinking about it... Don't shoot it.
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The percussion cap dates from 1839. 1787 would have been a flintlock, and those have a distinct appearance when converted to caps. More likely a serial number, date would have been on lock.


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