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  1. Guten Tag from New Hampshire

    Introduction Forum
    Hello & good morning, I'm Joey - I am based out of Southern New Hampshire. I just turned 22 and am a budding collector of historical arms, as well as a very avid WW1 and WW2 reenactor. I own a '39 Kar98k, an '05 Gewehr 98, Norinco Type 56 SKS, and a '53 PPS-43. For more modern weapons, I own...
  2. 1800’s percussion cap muzzleloader with R.B stamp

    Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns
    Looking to find any information on this rifle. I have been researching it on and off for weeks and really can’t find any accurate information on it other than the R.B. Stamp comes from a known maker. The gun is broken and does not shoot but I would like to know more about it before I hang it up...
  3. Antique double barrel shotgun help

    Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns
    Hello I am helping a friend get some information on this beautiful old gun from her father's home. Looks like a 20 gauge in size, no marks besides just two little stamps on the left barrell. Seeking any help for information or direction to information. Sincerely Jesse .
  4. Antique rifle with 'A Kohler' embossed on it

    The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Hello - I inherited this rifle and have no idea what it is. The only words anywhere on the rifle are 'A Kohler' engraved on metal near the trigger. The bore diameter at the widest point (corner to corner) is 11/16" . Can anyone educate me on it and its value? Here are some photos. Thanks for...
  5. Hello from Oracle, Arizona (near Tucson)

    Introduction Forum
    I inherited a sort of 'ranch' built in 1916 by my grandparents in Oracle AZ - a small town in the Santa Catalina Mountains above the desert and north of Tucson. I am not a gun or rifle enthusiast, but I have inherited some firearms, all old and one very old. I am hoping to find information about...
  6. Joining the forum

    Introduction Forum
    Greetings fellow gun owners. This is my introduction to the forum, so let me introduce myself. I am a recently retired military veteran, with just over 34 years of service. I joined the forum to learn more about some of the unique old firearms I inherited from my father.

    The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Hi! I was recently gifted a H&R top breech hammerless .32 from my father that he inherited from his father, and prior to that the details are lost. I know that they are fairly common and have a lower resale value, but I am far more interested in it's historic value than the monitary. The...
  8. Trying to date the enigmatic Iver Johnson Arms and Cycle Works

    The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Very confusing topic but it seemed like a fun discussion for me to start off with:) I have an Iver Johnson Arms and Cycle Works single shot 12ga that i am trying to put a date on..I would dare to call it a "Top Snap single gun" It has a serial number of J13948. Using the Goforth formula, having...