Author Topic: Iron mounted southern rifle in Man at Arms  (Read 3571 times)

Offline 490roundball

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Iron mounted southern rifle in Man at Arms
« on: July 14, 2008, 03:52:22 AM »
for then fans of such rifles,

the current newstand issue of Man at Arms magazine has a nice center spread of one by a Richard Allen of Georgia.  Circa 1815-1820.

Rick
« Last Edit: July 14, 2008, 03:52:48 AM by Rick Losey »
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Offline RobertS

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Re: Iron mounted southern rifle in Man at Arms
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2008, 04:48:23 AM »
Saw those pictures in the magazine at the bookstore the other day, and that is one interesting rifle.  I was planning to bring it up in this forum, but you beat me to it.  It will be interesting to see what perspectives others here have about it.

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Re: Iron mounted southern rifle in Man at Arms
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2008, 04:58:47 AM »
Rick,....good heads up for anybody who doesn't subscribe. This is a well known published rifle.  Great rifle! tim

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Re: Iron mounted southern rifle in Man at Arms
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2008, 09:41:45 PM »
I am fascinated by this gun.  It has a huge, honest to goodness, real life, functional cheekpiece.  I was shocked to see such a thing on a rifle this "late", and especially from "the South".
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Re: Iron mounted southern rifle in Man at Arms
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2008, 08:36:58 PM »
I too was kind of enchanted by this gun, and was hopeful some of the good folks around here might be able to provide additional pictures or information.  It's different enough to be interesting, but not so far out that it is unappealing.