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Unknown Blackpowder Rifle

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by NoahPCR, Dec 12, 2010.

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  1. NoahPCR

    NoahPCR Member

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    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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  2. NoahPCR

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    Any info would be great.
     
  3. StrawHat

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    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.
     
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    You came to the right place NoahPCR. If these guys don't know it, it ain't worth knowin:)
     
  5. Chawbaccer

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    Looks like somebody made a sporting arm with a converted Brown Bess lock. More pictures would maybe be helpful.
     
  6. NoahPCR

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    Alright, here are some more photos. Thanks alot so far.
     

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    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/
     
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  9. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    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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