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  1. 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...
  2. Help me identify my grandmother's rifles?

    The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Hi all, New to this forum, saw a similar post and figured this would be a good place to ask. I was recently cleaning out my grandmother's closet (she passed years ago) and found these. I'd like to keep one and sell the other, but I have no idea their value or anything. Any help would be much...
  3. .69 Caliber Deringer Musket

    The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Hello folks - this gun has been passed down in the family and I would like to start identifying what it is and possibly the origins. Can you help? I thought it might be a 1817 Common Rifle but it does not have the patch box on the stock. Do you have a wag on the value?
  4. Civil War Rifle Identification

    The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Hi. We have an old rifle that has been passed on through my wife’s family from, we believe, the Ciivil War. Her ancestors fought for both sides, however, the gun in question arrived to us through her late father who grew up in rural Mississippi (born 1940s) and moved to North Carolina in the...
  5. Wilson's Creek CW battlfield site in SW Missouri. Been there?

    General Military Arms & History Forum
    On vacation next week and since I lack the ability to go on a long vacation this week I'm planning on seeing parts of the great state of Missouri I have missed in the past. Apparently they have a museum and all that but I was wondering if anyone here as been there before.
  6. Help to identify

    Technical Questions & Information
    I have, what is believed to be, a civil war musket/rifle, bayonet with sheath and US buckle for the sheath. There are markings on the rifle but are faint and I can make out "851." There are some other markings on the rings as well. I would like to know a possible manufacturer and more...
  7. 1858 New Model Army "Sherriff Model"?

    Curio & Relics Forum
    I have a NMA with a cut-off barrel. It is serial numbered 140457 with all the Union acceptance proof marks. There's an additional serial number of "500" stamped on the bottom of the handle strap. The pistol looks to be used as a "fencing tool" during its' lifetime :) Surprisingly, the screws...
  8. Lefaucheux resurfacese

    Technical Questions & Information
    Don't know what happened to my original thread, but here I go again: This appears to be, from earlier lost replies, a Lefaucheux/Colt. Question now is: is this an original barrel or a replacement?
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