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Old 12-07-2013, 12:48 PM   #11
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I think those are pheasants.
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Not too sure what a pheasant is, at least in terms of guns.

I guess I should ask, is there any consensus on the identity of the gun or date of manufacturer?
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Pheasant is a very popular game bird.
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Fastest flushing game bird there is !..............
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The "Back Action" flinters date to 1815 made in America flint locks. Davy Crockett owned one he died in 1836. The posted rifle appears to be a Southern rifle with the long "Lollipop" tang. I would say it was originally an American flinter. The "Back Action" flint lock were know for their superior accuracy due to increased lock speed. They were popular on Squirrel and match rifles.
Many amateur gun enthusiast believe only front action locks were used during the Flint lock period.

This rifle was made in Jefferson Co. Ky. possible 1820?
There's no missing/repaired wood for it to have had the huge lockplate a back action flinter had. The one in your pic is actually a double barrel that turns and has two piece lockplates with two frizzens, one for each barrel. You can see the frizzen for the bottom barrel showing in the pic.
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That is not a Dbl. flinter. and yes the detached frizen on a back action lock takes very little space. Sorry guys, the Ring Neck Pheasant was not introduced into America until March 1881. That would be too late for a rifle of this vintage.
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And the peacock came......?
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That is not a Dbl. flinter. and yes the detached frizen on a back action lock takes very little space. Sorry guys, the Ring Neck Pheasant was not introduced into America until March 1881. That would be too late for a rifle of this vintage.
This one is.

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The top barrel is fired and then the bottom barrel is turned to the top position for firing.

Here's the other side.

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Gees you are right. That certainly proves it requires removing very little wood when you can mount two of these frizzens on one stock. Thanks for proving my point. I appreciate the assistance, Thx.
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I din't prove anything to make your case. Quite the opposite as there is NO missing wood on the OP's rifle and in fact the stock doesn't go up high enough in front of the nipple to even consider it.
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