Old Musket Value

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by longshot1958, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. longshot1958

    longshot1958 New Member

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    Please see photos of old musket I own.

    Hexagon Barrel, approximately 40 inches long

    Only identification is (as best I can read) on top of barrel:


    E Kennold Dem Doth

    A neighbor familiar with guns estimates is circa 1850.

    Any help on the guns value, manufacturer, etc.? DSCF0580.jpg

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  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    No, but I have the same rug, slippers and cat as in picture #4. Any markings on the lock?
     

  3. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    not sure but it looks great for it's age so I would think that it's worth a lot.
     
  4. Hawg

    Hawg New Member

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    Half stock plains rifle. The wood is just too good to be that old. Hawken style patch box. The checkering looks out of place on a rifle of that style. IMHO it's a fairly modern build. The barrel looks mighty short to be 40 inches. This one is short for a Hawken at 33 inches.

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  5. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    It's got some "features" that are a bit odd for a plains rifle. It's
    got a back action lock---a side lock would be more correct.

    The trim is a bit too fancy and shiny, and as Hawg said the checkering
    isn't typical. Good looking gun--but not quite typical mid 1800's.

    And the more I look at that lock, the more I think it's a lock from
    a Peabody, with a handmade percussion hammer on it. If so, that
    dates it at after 1866, as the Peabody wasn't made before that.

    I think it's a plains style rifle somebody put together with a Peabody
    lock, possibly an old barrel, and a newer stock. Really hard to tell
    WHEN---this type of work is still going on today. A GUESS???
    Between 1935 and 1975. Probably closer to the later. You might post it
    on some of the black powder forums and see if anybody recognizes it.
     
  6. longshot1958

    longshot1958 New Member

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    The entire gun is 40" long, barrel is 24" long.
     
  7. longshot1958

    longshot1958 New Member

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    No...no markings on the lock.
     
  8. longshot1958

    longshot1958 New Member

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    Name on Barrel: F Reynold
     
  9. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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  10. longshot1958

    longshot1958 New Member

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    Yes...that's it:

    F Reynolds New York
     
  11. W. C. Quantrill

    W. C. Quantrill New Member

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    There were a lot of Plains rifles, especially in the Southern Plains that used back action locks, after the Great War of Northern Aggression. A lot of those guns were made in the East and then shipped to dealers and sold in the West.