Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by David J Rossman, Sep 27, 2022.
PRD1 - mhb - MIke
Well thank you, that at least gives me somewhere to start looking, I really appreciate it! I’ll take another look and see if I can get better pictures of the markings. I also have an old flintlock pistol I’m going to post for ID help once I can get some pictures of it.
But that there is some beautiful craftsmanship.
Not at all. There could be some identifying marks under the wood.
I'd love to have such a fine piece of American history.
I was supposed to get a genuine Kentucky long rifle from him too but it was stolen!
I haven’t done anything yet, I thought I should talk with some people who know more about this stuff than me first. I’ll take a look when I get off shift Friday
it’s smooth barreled
Either way it is a strongly Germanic gun. My thinking is it is more of a Fowler than a Jeager. Being smooth bore and a larger yet caliber of either .66 or 16 gauge. It is close to either of those and .05” off was not uncommon for caliber diameters.
It is a great example and would be a particularly interesting piece if it was, in fact, a guild gun.
Anything under the buttplate?
Nope, nothing. The only marking I can find anywhere on the gun is the single number on the top of the breech tang.
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