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Looking to identify this mystery rifle

Flatfooted1Flatfooted1 Member Posts: 74 ✭✭
edited March 2015 in Ask the Experts
Looking to identify this blackpowder rifle. It doesn't seem to have any markings.
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any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Comments

  • fordsixfordsix Member Posts: 8,722
    edited November -1
    did you pull off barrel and look there??
  • rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,240 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Need better quality close-up photos.

    Some buyers of recently manufactured replica arms. Don't like the current manufacturers markings and proof marks. To make them appear vintage, they remove them.


    It is also possible that it was scratch built fairly recently, by a very talented hobbyist. All the parts and wood for the stock, are currently available from commercial sources. Generally if the parts are marked at all. It will be very unobtrusively. If possible, remove sight, lockplate, hammer etc. To look for manufacturers markings.
  • navc130navc130 Member Posts: 737 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    It appears to be a higher quality reproduction English style target rifle. Or, a very well preserved original. This style was prevalent in the 1860's and 70's. The usual caliber was .45.
  • v35v35 Member Posts: 13,200
    edited November -1
    It's a hooked breech gun. Knock out the wedge and describe markings on underside of barrel.
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