Author Topic: 121230-2 TN (Unkn.)  (Read 7066 times)

Offline nord

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121230-2 TN (Unkn.)
« on: January 03, 2013, 05:09:17 PM »







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Well-made Tennessee rifles, particularly when curly maple stocked, are always great additions to the museum. Whiile I am not an expert on TN rifles in general, this one shows strong TN characteristics in its neatly made iron furniture and long tang. I think there is a good possibility the barrel has been shortened a little at the breech, and the cast pewter nose cap may be a period replacement for the original cap.
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I don't know much about these rifles, but liked this one when it was shown on the forum. Everything seems to be right about it (with XXXX's possible exceptions) and I agree with moving it onto the Library.
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I'm sure we will never know who made a lot of these Southern iron-mounted rifles, but the architecture and workmanship on this one are quite enough to warrant its addition to the Library.
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Don't think that we will ever get enough southern iron guns to suit us. This one is no exception, it has a number of unique features that make it very attractive. There is a whole world of research to be done on these makers and the Library is an excellent place to start.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2013, 05:09:39 PM by nord »
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