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    Does anyone have any idea as to the make and model of this gun? Any help would be appreciated.Click image for larger version. 

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    I think this is a cap lock style late 1800`s better pics would confirm for futher info.

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    Probably a, converted to percussion, flintlock rifle of North Western European provenance. Early 1800's I would say. It might be a so called "Jäger Büchse". There should be markings near the lock.

    Belgium made many of these rifles for export.

    Cheers,
    Emile

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    The way the barrel is hexagonal means its pre 1800's as rifling was already available in 1801. but because its a percusion, it cant be older then the 1780's. very odd. never seen a percussion like it. it would make more sense if it was matchlock. Also the stock is very Arquibus style (1500's-1600's) soldiers used to have a stand for them as they were to heavy to hold while firing. very interesting.

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    With the double set triggers and stock, it seems like a sharpshooter/target rifle. It looks like a Pennsylvania/Ohio full stock of around .36 caliber. If you look up rifles made by Charles Meisner of Ohio or J. Ford of Pennsylvania, you'll sww rifkes very similar to yours.

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    Bumping this thread to ask if there are any proof marks on the barrel
    near the breech ? This may give answers as to it's origin.
    I'm guessing it may be an import as well.

    Very nice piece, regardless.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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