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  1. Tower musket ID assistance please

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    Hello experts! I am a move-manager helping a family with their great-grandfather's personal possessions. We would like to learn more about a Tower musket, powder horn, and other "accessories" that may (or may not) have lived their lives together. The total length of the musket is nearly 55". The...
  2. I am looking for more information on this percussion rifle

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    I recently purchased this muzzleloader from a antique store for next to nothing. The guy I purchased it from said it is some sort of trade rifle. It has a octagonal to round barrel and it looks like there might be a crown above N. Ashmore. There is a aluminum band stamped with H and the letters...
  3. Need Help to Identify a Musket/muzzle loader

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    No stamps, no markings, no serial number. 48 inches long, no internal rifling. Percussion cap, looks about 16 gauge. Some sort of fowling gun?
  4. Experimental Muzzle-loading Percussion Rifle??

    Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns
    Hi guys, Here is a peculiar example of experimental muzzle-loading percussion rifle. Unlike common muzzle-loaders, the gun has its percussion nipple in the center of its receiver end. Another distinctive feature of the gun is grip safety lever on the upper tang. We need to securely...
  5. Lorenz 1859 Percussion Cap Musket

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    Hi All: My dad recently passed and left me 2 muskets (this is the 2nd one). Does anyone know how common these are (assuming the 859 meant 1859); and does this look original?
  6. Springfield 1864 Percussion Cap Musket

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    Hi al: My dad recently passed and left two muskets to me (this is one), however I cannot seem to locate much, if any information. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
  7. Help me identify my grandmother's rifles?

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    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...
  8. Not sure what I have here

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    I have this musket but I don't know much about it. All I can determine is that it is a Springfield. I can see the stamp that says Springfield but cannot see a date or anything else. There is an eagle stamp behind the hammer, but no other distinguishable markings are visible. Can anyone help...
  9. Identify this Musket

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    It's about 56 inches long. It appears to have been converted from flintlock to percussion. I didn't pay much for it but it looks like it's from the 18th century.
  10. Whitneyville Musket Value?

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    My father has, what I believe to be, a Whitneyville .58 Caliber model 1861 musket from the Civil War. I see these for sale online in great condition for ~$2,000. This one is probably in fair condition and also has a shorter stock than those I can find online (looks like the front of the stock...
  11. Identification Help

    Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns
    Hello all. The name is Jaxson from St. Johns, Newfoundland. I'm new to the whole 'old firearms' thing. Recently, I found this little gem at an antique shop and I've been having trouble trying to identify it. Here is what I know about it at this time. Markings include a number on the side of...
  12. Afghan Jezail: Real or Fake and estimated value.

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    I have purchased a couple of Henry-Martini's from a vendor here at Bagram AB and they check out to be legit British rifles. I will make a separate post for them. I am interested in buying a Jezail but the guy is asking quite a bit of money for the "real" ones. This one has a rather large bore...
  13. Help ID Musket

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    Hello, I am new to the site. I was given a musket I believe is an 1812 precision conversion. Can anyone help ID it? It has a 1812 marking on it as well as barrell markings (forgot a pic). What confuses me is that it has a shortened forearm that does to reach to the end of the barrel. The...
  14. 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...
  15. Trying to id a rust bucket

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    Here i have a rifle (or whats left of it). Seems quite old,has a thick black patina over it. It shares some visual similarities with the enfield but it doesn't seem to be one. I'm mostly interested in it as a wallhanger for its relic/antique condition. Do you think its genuine or could be one of...
  16. ELG Black powder percussion rifle

    Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns
    Yesterday I went into an antique shop near my house and bought an ELG black powder percussion rifle for $100. I did some research and found that it was made between 1810 and 1853 making it 163 to 206 years old. I know it's Belgian but I'm not sure of the caliber or what it's really worth. The...
  17. Old Musket Identification

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    Hello everyone, First off I would like to start by saying I no very little about firearms so please excuse my ignorance. I have an old musket that was acquired by my father years ago somewhere in New England. From the little research I have been able to do on my own my guess is it is some...