Help Identifying some Firearms (Civil War Muskets, I think...)

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by cokelover, May 17, 2010.

  1. cokelover

    cokelover New Member

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    I'm not too familiar with firearms so can someone help me identify the make and model of these Muskets. Also the approximate value in USD on average if I were to sell them. I believe them to be dating back to the civil war but I can't be sure. They are not for sale at this time so please don't contact me about that.
    Thx a bunch!

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  2. cokelover

    cokelover New Member

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  3. saviorslegacy

    saviorslegacy New Member

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    This belongs in the black-powder and muzzle loading forum. A mod will probably be by shortly to move it for you.
    You should also introduce yourself to the community here: http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f2/

    As for the guns.... I am not expert on them, but here is what I know.
    Both of those rifles are fired using a percussion cap. A musket is muzzle loading fire arm without rifling.
    The top pic of your second post MIGHT be Civil War. It is a Springfield (the main arm of those days). The plate that with the lock on it appears to have an eagle on it. I believe that symbol was used by the military gun ordinance around the Civil War.
    As I said, I do not know much. Someone who is more qualified than me could probably tell you which states they have been in due to a scratch there or a spec of dust here. lol
     
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  4. stuntman19832000

    stuntman19832000 New Member

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    Hey man the bottom one looks like a Springfield model 1842. As for the top i have no idea. The problem is during the civil war the south especially, would take older flint locks and convert them to percussion. So it is hard to tell.