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Old July 28, 2014, 03:49 PM   #1
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A. Friel 1861

Anyone know anything about this maker. All it says is A. Friel 1861 i believe it to be in 32.
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Old July 28, 2014, 04:49 PM   #2
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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.
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Old July 28, 2014, 06:09 PM   #3
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rob that's what I figured too, thanks
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Old July 29, 2014, 11:02 AM   #4
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Looking at the photos...

which are not all-inclusive, I'd bet on a date of assembly for this rifle closer to 1961 than 1861.

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Old July 29, 2014, 06:00 PM   #5
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Im torn between if its old or not
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