ID for Flintlock maker
Hi! I'm new to this forum, and joined in the hope someone out there knows about a flintlock rifle maker. The weapon in consideration is a .40 caliber full rifle, approximately 5' long, full stock, octagon barrel, brass furniture. The rifle is plain, has dark wood with some light figuring, and the lock is unnamed. Barrel is a brown patina, shows some very light pitting on the exterior, and the touch hole shows some deterioration as well. Bore is decent. On top of the barrel flat the name "Lutz" is engraved. I have no idea if this is an original 1840's gun, or if it is a reproduction. If it is a reproduction, it is a darn good one! Lock works, all parts function, and it appears to be a shooter.
If anyone has any information, I'd be most appreciative! I can be reached at the e-mail in my profile, or you can respond here. Anybody know "Lutz"? Thanks!
Last edited by MikeyL; 02-05-2008 at 07:31 PM..