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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. Advice on value and care of "new old stock" firearms

    The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Greetings, I inherited 4 old rifles from my late father. All 4 of them are brand new still in their original box and packing. I am very curious of their value and what (if anything) I should do to preserve them. 1) Harrington & Richardson, Model 565, Single shot 22 caliber (I have two of...
  3. Need help with Valuation of several Fintlock Pistols

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    My parents just received a small collection of flintlock pistols that were collected by a family member and passed them down to my stepfather. They are said to have come form French or Great Britain but there is no certainty to that nor any documentation to confirm. I have taken a few group...
  4. Can someone tell me about this muzzleloader pistol?

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    I'm not a shooter but received this muzzleloader pistol as part of an inheritance. Can someone tell me what I have? Thanks.
  5. 1935 Belgian Mauser?

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    What do you guys think about the value of this rifle? It's of course been modified for hunting. I would like to sell it, even though I think the historicity of it is pretty badass.
  6. Antique Iver Johnson revolver (with photos)

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    Hello, new to TFF I Recently inherited a Iver Johnson revolver I know nothing about the year or model or what caliber it is hopefully someone has some info on this one the serial under the grip is H83662 I believe the holster is original but it is missing the snap if anyone could recommend where...
  7. Old German drilling with two rifle barrels.

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    Hello all, I have seen a few posts about drillings before, but I can't find any like mine. Most seem to have two shotgun barrels and one rifle barrel, but ours is the opposite. My wife's grandfather gave us this rifle. He claims that it is from 1890, but in my own research I can't find anything...
  8. Inherited octagonal barreled lever action rifle, need identification

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    Hello fellow enthusiasts! I inherited the rifle shown in the photos below. It seems to be in fully working order, the action works and the barrel is clear. There's only one marking on it, "1492" stamped on the bottom of the action. Any help in identifying it would be greatly appreciated! Perhaps...
  9. 19 century British Bulldog help

    Technical Questions & Information
    Hello everyone, I'd greatly appreciate a bit of advice since I've been fighting with this for several days now. I got a very dirty and rusted 1870-1890 Belgian British Bulldog a few weeks ago and I took it apart for cleaning/conservation. I'm a novice to antique firearms, but rather experienced...
  10. Iver Johnson Revolver

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    Hi all, Hoping to date a revolver: Q92080 is the serial under the grip.
  11. Anyone Knows Anything About This Type of Shotgun?

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    Hi there, My family in argentina inherited this gun and has no idea of the year or brand. They said they can't see any names or number on it. Could you share any information relevant please? If you can advise in where about on the gun we should look for marks that could help too. Many thanks...
  12. Can Anyone Say For Sure What Pistol This Holster Is For?

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    Greetings, I have this antique pistol shoulder holster and despite searching through myriad photos of old military style pistol holsters online, I can't identify what pistol this one is for or even its country of origin. There are no identifying markings anywhere on it except for the following...
  13. Found a revolver in the desert after a good rain

    Curio & Relics Forum
    Went out for a hike here in the desert in San Diego and found this off the trail unearthed by a heavy rain. It looks to be a Colt 1851 Navy, but I’m not very knowledgeable on this subject. I respectfully ask for some info from you guys, I would really appreciate it. Serial number D61755 4...
  14. Colt SAA

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    I have a Colt .44/40 SAA shipped in 1886. It is in pretty good shape considering its age. I am hoping that I can get an idea of its what it is worth, the best place to sell it and what I should sell it for. Photos attached.
  15. c.w. hackett hardware co. field gun belgium fine damascus--dbl bbl

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    c.w. hackett harware co. field gun belgium fine damascus i'm trying to find out all i can including value, about the shotgun in the header. it is 43" overal with a 25-1/2" barrel, external hammers and appears to be 12 ga. it was apparently made in belgium for c.w. hardware. c.w. hardware...
  16. .45 Sharps Rifle Antique "Old Reliable"

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    I have a .45 Sharps Rifle. I am unsure of the year, I know it has Pat dates but I don't think that's the date it was made. This has the 30" octagon barrel, double triggers. I don't believe this is a conversion. I was told it's missing the vernier sights, but other than that its in decent...
  17. Identification of a Tower Flintlock needed......

    Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns
    Hello, First time caller here....hey, I have a Tower flintlock lock that has the proper stamp and cypher as well as several stamps on the back, including the name "wheeler". I believe it to be authentic, but for the life of me, cannot find a gun that it belongs to. I thought it was a pistol, but...
  18. Need info on this British Bulldog

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    So I recently purchased a nice old British bulldog and I know nothing about it except that it's not a forehand and Wadsworth. A 38 s&w round fits snug so I'm assuming that's the caliber. It has some odd proof markings (see pics). As far as the serial number goes one side of the grip frame has...
  19. Who made this engraved "prairie king" revolver?,

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    I recently purchased a nice looking "prairie king" marked .22 Cal revolver from the 1870s, and I'm trying to figure out who made it. It is engraved by w.b Ellis as stamped on the bottom of the gun. It seems to be in nice working shape with all the numbers matching parts and grips. serial number...
  20. What is this?

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    A customer of mine was moving out of state and sold me this gun there are no numbers on it I have no idea what it is. I know that he is 70 years old and he got it from his grandfather so I know it's got some years on it can anybody tell me a little bit about the gun