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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-29-2009, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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Gun question

My grandfather gave me a flintlock back in 1990. I just found it in the old gun cabinet. I'm going to take it to a gun shop to see what condition it is in, etc, before I shoot it.

I was trying to research it online and could find absolutely no info about it. I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction...

On the barrel is says: "BLACK POWDER ONLY"; MENDI SPAIN; CAL .50 M4820; REPLICA ARMS

I just wanted to read up on it a little bit, but like I said, found nothing online. Has "Replica Arms" changed their name?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-29-2009, 08:20 AM
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Re: Gun question

i believe navy arms bought them out but dont quote me, try researing dixie gun works
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Re: Gun question

I have a Replica Arms catelogue from 2006. Replica Arms of Marietta Ohio, was purchased in the early 1970's by Navy Arms and was used by Navy Arms to sell "entry level" guns. The Catelogue I have lists a great many cartridge guns like Sharps and cowboy action type guns, cap and ball revolvers. The only muzzle loaders in the catelogue I have are Enfields, percussion Springfields, the only flintlocks listed were Brown Bess, Charlevilles and Harper's Ferry guns. Navy Arms, under founder Val Forgett issued guns under the name Replica Arms for several years and then stopped. In 2006, when I believe Val died and his son took over, they started up the name Replica Arms again.

I also have a 1978 Navy Arms catelogue. However, the only flintlocks in it are large caliber muskets 58 and up, and one Kentucky style long rifle that had a patch box and came in only 45 cal.

There are fellows on some other muzzleloader forums that may have better resources than I do.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-29-2009, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Gun question

Thanks for the help! I'll look more into Navy Arms.
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