anyone know what this carbine is

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by robertusa123, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. robertusa123

    robertusa123 New Member

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    okay I got this from my uncle..... it got a 14 in rifled barrel and a huge 3/4in bore shore don't want to get shot with it

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  2. btf683

    btf683 New Member

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    The barrel should have some marking denoting manufactures name and caliber
     

  3. robertusa123

    robertusa123 New Member

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    on the side their is a 9c9
    top is 3.E.T and just the # 7 under the 3et
    that's it for markings
     
  4. btf683

    btf683 New Member

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    Have you tried to google the markings?
     
  5. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Looks like one of those Austrian Fruwirth Carbine..............
     
  6. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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  7. robertusa123

    robertusa123 New Member

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    Next question. Is this a original or a repro
     
  8. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Without a real close look at it I could not tell you that !................
     
  9. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    303Tom, I am going to call this one the real deal. I have seen many of the Austrian cap locks still being used to shoot musket competition. A friend of mine won the Texas State competition with an as issued Lorenz rifled musket in 2007. An orginal 1842 Austrian Carbine of that vintage and condition sells for around $1,200 bucks.
    I would also add that the Confederacy cut down piles of the muskets for their Calvary units. These modified muskets bring top prices as well. :)