A. Friel 1861


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murdoc rose
July 28, 2014, 03:49 PM
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http://s16.postimg.org/ur2t21cip/102_0981.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/ur2t21cip/)
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Anyone know anything about this maker. All it says is A. Friel 1861 i believe it to be in 32.

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Dr.Rob
July 28, 2014, 04:49 PM
I'd guess stamped by a blacksmith as the lettering is pretty crude. Any 'maker of note' in the US at that time took a lot more time putting their name to their work.

Perhaps assembled from a 'generic' lock.

murdoc rose
July 28, 2014, 06:09 PM
rob that's what I figured too, thanks

PRD1
July 29, 2014, 11:02 AM
which are not all-inclusive, I'd bet on a date of assembly for this rifle closer to 1961 than 1861.

PRD1 - mhb - Mike

murdoc rose
July 29, 2014, 06:00 PM
Im torn between if its old or not

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