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Old family photo what kind of rifle?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Tinpan58, Aug 6, 2013.

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  1. Tinpan58

    Tinpan58 Member

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    Found this old family photo taken in central cal around the Porterville area from my moms side of the family. Kind of a cool old guy, need to find out from some one in the family who he is. Dose anyone know what kind of rifle he has.
     

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    Just an old (but highly decorated) percussion cap by the looks of it.
     
  3. Crawdad1

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    From the photo its tough to tell. Its definitely not a J & S Hawken.
     
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    Very cool photo!:cool:
     
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    Looks like a JP Gemmer rifle to me....
     
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    Looks kind of like a fancy percussion pennsylvania long rifle from what I can see in the photo without enhancing it and blowing it up. Looks like a full length stock and double set triggers if you look closely. And the brass diamonds designs match up but some of the other brass doesn't match. Possibly a custom job.
     
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    "It is definitely one of 'em, whatever it is." As my granddad used to say.

    I did use the 400percent image function and it appears to NOT be a full length stock. That is an awfully long thick barrel on that puppy. I wonder if it is a photographer's prop. I also reminds me of what some guys call a "stump gun" intended for shooting for accuracy from a bench ....or from prone over a stump. I do get the impression, but no surety, that the gun has double set triggers.....on the other hand I though for a bit I was looking at a double barrel shotgun where the barrels were turned just enough to make them appear as one. This last would make the short stock to barrel ratio more sensible. I need to look at it some more......

    -kBob
     
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    A lot of rifles came from small shops so it's not who made it as much as what style or what region is it from. My guess a Pennsylvanian jager influenced half stock :)
     
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