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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-24-2011, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Civil War Rifle

Just wanted to share this with ya.Not sure about who made it yet or what battle,but supposedly it was a surrendered gun.I will have it for myself soon and can take more detailed pics.Any information that can be told just from looking at it would be nice though.I love these things and it really looks like it's in great condition thus far. I hope you enjoy the pics.














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Any markings, stamps on the barrel or anywhere on gun?

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Re: Civil War flinter

Well, its sure not a "flinter", but looks interesting. Some more detailed pics would be good.

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Well I feel stupid now. I assumed it was a flint,never looked farther than what I could see there up above the fireplace.No other info at this time.I will have all the information soon though on it.

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It looks almost like the one I have thats been handed down through the family,,mine is a Model 1855 U.S. Percussion Rifle-Musket
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It looks alot like a Navy Arms replica from the 1970's. I sure hope its not! Hope you have the real deal. Its for sure a 3 band military configuration, the bayonet looks real. Keep us posted !

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Looks like a fine piece. When it is finally in your hands, make sure it does not have an old charge and ball hidden away at the breech. Use the ramrod as your measuring device along the outside of the barrel to the breech. Then, drop the ramrod down the barrel. The ramrod must come to the same position inside as outside. If it is clean and empty, the ramrod should bounce off the face of the breech plug with an obvious metal to metal sound.

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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-24-2011, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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I have a couple more pics,but just overall shots.






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Re: Civil War flinter

Looking better at the pictures show a Brit crown on the left of the lock and a stamping to the right side by the deer hoof. Would the crown make it Enfield?

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Looks like some other writting behind the hoof?

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