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94buff

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g r douglas long rifle in 54 caliber with a 44 inch barrel
« on: January 30, 2018, 06:27:07 PM »

Hi....I purchased a full maple striped stock long rifle and the only markings on the gun that I can find are g r Douglas on lower left flat under stock, how could I find out maker and a possible value on firearm, it is really nicely hand crafted with a patch box and inlay, any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: g r douglas long rifle in 54 caliber with a 44 inch barrel
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 06:35:18 PM »

Would be nice to see a picture of the rifle.
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Re: g r douglas long rifle in 54 caliber with a 44 inch barrel
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 06:48:53 PM »

Knowing the maker is impossible without a signature.  Top makers sign their work; hobbiests do sometimes.  Good used longrifles with straight barrels usually run in the mid hundreds. Condition of bore is paramount.
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Re: g r douglas long rifle in 54 caliber with a 44 inch barrel
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 07:01:46 PM »

There was a barrel maker "g r douglas" but have never seen a g r douglas made rifle.
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Re: g r douglas long rifle in 54 caliber with a 44 inch barrel
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 07:26:20 PM »

Douglas drilled octagon bar stock, and the GR Douglas trademark stamp was used to mark the side of the bore with the most run out at the breech.  The breech plug should have been installed to locate the stamp on the top or bottom flat to allow easier sight setting.  By doing that you could avoid a lot of windage adjustment.  Just elevation. 
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Re: g r douglas long rifle in 54 caliber with a 44 inch barrel
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 08:26:58 PM »

Thanks for information I will post picture as soon as possible.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2018, 07:10:49 PM by 94buff »
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Re: g r douglas long rifle in 54 caliber with a 44 inch barrel
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2018, 07:52:38 PM »

Can someone tell me how to post a picture on here have posted pics on all kinds of sights and this one has me baffled.
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Re: g r douglas long rifle in 54 caliber with a 44 inch barrel
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2018, 09:01:46 PM »

94 BUFF are you from around Bloomsburg? Was I at your bros house the other day looking at that beautiful rifle? 
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Re: g r douglas long rifle in 54 caliber with a 44 inch barrel
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2018, 10:39:57 PM »

Can someone tell me how to post a picture on here have posted pics on all kinds of sights and this one has me baffled.

  It's easy, take a look at this:

  http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=43575.msg425915#msg425915

  Tim C.
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Re: g r douglas long rifle in 54 caliber with a 44 inch barrel
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2018, 04:35:39 AM »

WHEN you click on reply, and the reply screen comes up, right below where you would write a message there is ADD IMAGE TO POST....Don't feel bad I could not find it the other day....
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Re: g r douglas long rifle in 54 caliber with a 44 inch barrel
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2018, 05:31:05 PM »

yes you were at my brother's house looking at my rifle.....I heard you found a gem congrats...someone wanted me to post pics so here they are!!!!....Thanks again for the help everyone.











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Re: g r douglas long rifle in 54 caliber with a 44 inch barrel
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2018, 07:57:10 PM »

94buff, That is a nice looking rifle. How about a little more info? Cal, Length of barrel and over all length? Again, nice rifle.
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Re: g r douglas long rifle in 54 caliber with a 44 inch barrel
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2018, 08:06:52 PM »

It has a 54 caliber barrel with a i believe 43 or 44 inch barrel......have to measure overall length
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Re: g r douglas long rifle in 54 caliber with a 44 inch barrel
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2018, 02:48:01 AM »


I removed the last few posts regarding sale of this rifle. Sales are to be via the For  Sale forum and the OP is free to list it there when he meets the criteria for free ALR Sales.
The rules for the ForSales Forum are located here: http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php
And here http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=31858.0
Thanks
Dennis Glazener
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Re: g r douglas long rifle in 54 caliber with a 44 inch barrel
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2018, 10:20:17 PM »

94buff, the reason photos are always requested is that without photos, it didn't happen.  :o
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