Author Topic: Samuel Morrison - Signed (Ref. 090110-2)  (Read 3961 times)

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Samuel Morrison - Signed (Ref. 090110-2)
« on: January 11, 2009, 02:52:18 AM »

 Samuel Morrison mule-ear. It is recognizable as his work, but is considerably different than other Morrison rifles I have seen. I make no claims as to where he made it. As you know, he worked in both Pennsylvania and Illinois. The "back-action" mule ear lock, with internal mainspring, sort of sets it apart. Note that the lockplate is stepped to flow with the lines of the false lock panel. The vital statistics are:
 
Overall length - 50 3/4"
 
Barrel length - 37 1/8"
 
Width across flats - 7/8" at breech & muzzle with very slight swamp
 
Caliber - approximately .36
 
Rifling - 7 groove
 
Length of pull - 11 7/8"
 
Weight - 8 lbs. 7 oz.














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