Old gun I'm inheriting want to know more

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by Jeremy7486, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. Jeremy7486

    Jeremy7486 New Member

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    I'm inheriting this gun I want to know more about it what what it's worth were it came from so on so fourth. It has 3 notches in it to I'm sure they stand for the amount of kills it's had
     

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  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    First- welcome! Glad you found your way to us!

    Second, we need good, high pixel closeups of all sides, and any markings. Right now, can say this appears to be a turn-barrel caplock pistol- barrel unscrews, is loaded with a lead ball, loose powder, screwed back on, and a percussion cap placed on the nipple. Cannot offer much more without more info from you.
     

  3. G30USMC

    G30USMC Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Welcome to the Forum !
     
  4. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Many of this type gun were called a 'muff pistols'. Most were made in the 1840's to maybe the 1870's. Many many came from Europe. You will likely never know who made gun as very few had a maker's name. Or know exactly when or where it was made. It will likely (if made in Europe) have some odd stampings of different shapes that might include numbers and letters. These are called proof marks and can be invaluable in getting more information on the gun.
     
  5. jniedbalski

    jniedbalski New Member

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    Is it a single or double barrel. My pistole looks exalted like yours . My gun is a double barrel 36 cal. I bought it in the late 80's early 90's for 35$ now there 170 + $ on price look at Dixie gun they have them


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  6. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Don`t believe that is a screw-off barrel, looks like an Ethan Allen.................We need MORE pictures.
     
  7. jniedbalski

    jniedbalski New Member

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    It is a earthen Allen looks just like my gun it was a kit gun in the 80's and early 90's
     
  8. jniedbalski

    jniedbalski New Member

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    I have 2 Ethan Allen's one a double barrel 36 the other one a 45 target pistole or that's what they called it


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