Unknown Blackpowder Rifle


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NoahPCR
December 12, 2010, 07:29 PM
Hey guys, I'm new here the THR, but I thought I'd give it a try. I have this rifle, and I'm not sure what it is. It has the Royal Crown stamped on it, with the "GR" under that. It is also stamped with "Farher 1746"

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NoahPCR
December 12, 2010, 07:42 PM
Any info would be great.

StrawHat
December 12, 2010, 09:23 PM
From what I can tell from the photo, the lock was converted from flint to pecussion. With more photos, I will be able to expand on that.

rdstrain49
December 12, 2010, 09:41 PM
You came to the right place NoahPCR. If these guys don't know it, it ain't worth knowin:)

Chawbaccer
December 12, 2010, 10:12 PM
Looks like somebody made a sporting arm with a converted Brown Bess lock. More pictures would maybe be helpful.

NoahPCR
December 12, 2010, 11:02 PM
Alright, here are some more photos. Thanks alot so far.

arcticap
December 14, 2010, 12:13 AM
The American Longrifles Forum has an antique gun collecting section that's frequented by a lot of experienced builders and collectors. If you could take another photo of the whole gun showing the entire stock then someone there might know something else about it.

http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php

But you will have to use another photo host besides THR.
Imageshack is free and registration is not required.

http://imageshack.us/

moharrow
December 14, 2010, 12:44 AM
its a 1746 brown bess long land pattern lock made by farmer

cool find

here is a link to give you more info on it http://www.americanrifleman.org/GalleryItem.aspx?cid=22&gid=41&id=262

4v50 Gary
December 14, 2010, 10:03 AM
I think the lock was recycled from a musket. The trigger guard isn't German. Hard to say anything more unless more pictures were posted.

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