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Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by atc70, Mar 11, 2010.
i have a 1871 musketoon and would like to know more about it.
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Wood has been refinished(too shiny) and ramrod is a replacement(too long).
A lot of these rifles saw action in the Anglo Boer war. Almost certainly made by Enfield. I agree the ramrod is not original, They can bring good money in fine condition and I would definately have the wood professionaly re-finished.
Sorry but it's not an original it's a reproduction, thats why everything is so shiny. The lock plate is the give away, its a modern stamp.
I'm from Portugal, and I have a Westley Richards "Monkey Tail", a caplock musket from 1867. But I have a problem: There's a piece that is broken, some kind of little tube (I think it was a tube where the soldiers put a percussion cap, I'm sorry, I don't know the name of it). I have an image of the tube, but not the broken one (below).
The little piece is broken, therefore, when the hammer goes down after I pull the trigger, it doesn't hit the broken part, because that little tube that was supposed to be there isn't.
So, my questions are: Is that piece replaceable? Where can I buy it online, ordering it from the US? Is it expensive?