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Another oldie
« on: October 20, 2020, 01:18:16 PM »
This might be on my to-do list someday....unless someone else wants it to work on.

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Re: Another oldie
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2020, 01:20:56 PM »
Tang and hammer mechanism

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Re: Another oldie
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2020, 01:23:02 PM »
Transition from octagon to round.

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Re: Another oldie
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2020, 01:24:43 PM »
Front sight, VERY low. In fact the rear sight is low also.

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Re: Another oldie
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2020, 01:26:18 PM »
Close-up of hammer.

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Re: Another oldie
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2020, 01:27:48 PM »
Notice the wedge under the mainspring?

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Re: Another oldie
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2020, 01:44:35 PM »
And the bore, about 54-56 caliber smooth bore.

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Re: Another oldie
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2020, 01:46:35 PM »
I'm thinkin' this was/is a smooth rifle.. There is definitely enough "meat" in the barrel that it could be bored and relined. It would make a great chunk gun.

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Re: Another oldie
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2020, 03:16:52 PM »
You have the most interesting stuff Em.

I've never seen an under hammer like that. Pretty neat.

Is it American, English, other?
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Re: Another oldie
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2020, 03:50:22 PM »
So many pieces lost to history; under hammers are one of them. I don't know where you get all this cool stuff but I'm glad you are sharing it with us!
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Re: Another oldie
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2020, 04:15:19 PM »
Heck, I was there when they made a lot of the stuff! *6'   Dave, I have no idea, but am doing a WAG that it is American made. I have looked all over the gun with a magnifying glass; there is the number 141 and very lightly struck (and in tiny letters) there is an undecipherable name on the barrel.
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