1740 French Flintlock?
I am a newbie on this forum. I got this gn from my great uncle in 1996 (he passed a few years later). He told me someone traded it to him in the late 1930's. Its been in the bottom of on gun case or another since then. I am an avid hunter, and collector, but I have no idea about a gun like this. What is it, and what could it be worth. I took it to an antique firearms place in town several years ago. They told me it was a French made ~1740s double flintlock. I see no proof marks or any identifying marks on it. Any one know much about it, or where I might go to find out? I'm also, of course interested in knowing what it is worth. Thanks. When I showed it to the dealer, I mentioned I did not think it was in great shape. He came back and said its probably in better shape than the first 10 guys who owned it.
Specifics: The stock has a crack all the way through at the trigger guad. Both locks will thumb back, The left is rather sticky, the right more smooth. The springs appear to work, the triggers pull back, but do not release the hammers on either side, so something may not be right inside. Ram rod is broken. As for bluing, I don't know if they used it back then. Metal looks good (no significant pitting). I attached 4 medium res pictures, and will attach 4 more to a followup post. The grey fuz is actually dust.