Re: Antique Muzzleloader
reply to Jim
you've confirmed my suspicion that it was a conversion. the barrel has obvious "rifling", if you will let me call it that. you can see in the photo of the head-on shot that the groves are quite deep. i inspected with my bore light, and as far as i could see down, the rifling was continuous.
my question is this: i have always assumed that flintlocks were smoothbore rifles. so, what am i looking at?
now, given that we know the approximate age and that it is a conversion, i have to ask if it has value or does the conversion null everything?
finally, if it has value, can you give me an idea of what that might be, and, if i'm so inclined, where would be a good place to put it up for sale?