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Offline Cades Cove Fiddler

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... Inlaid Pewter nose-caps on Tennessee Rifles
« on: April 17, 2018, 09:06:12 PM »
... A few photos of inlaid pewter nose-caps on TENNESSEE rifles,... I believe this feature was unique to Mountain Rifles of East Tennessee and to some extent Western North Carolina,.... (some photos are original old guns, others are contemporary builds),... Comments encouraged, and please post more photos of interesting nose-caps,... !!! Regards, ... C C Fiddler











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Offline gibster

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Re: ... Inlaid Pewter nose-caps on Tennessee Rifles
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2018, 09:30:45 PM »
Here's one on a Deep River School rifle.





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Re: ... Inlaid Pewter nose-caps on Tennessee Rifles
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2018, 09:47:32 PM »
 :o :o... WOW,... thanx,... great rifle,... cannot get enough of these ,... !!!

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Re: ... Inlaid Pewter nose-caps on Tennessee Rifles
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2018, 11:04:44 PM »
One on a Unicoi County gun attributed to Wesley Lawing.


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Re: ... Inlaid Pewter nose-caps on Tennessee Rifles
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2018, 11:19:26 PM »
This one that you posted is on a rifle attributed  to Robert Hughes  Haywood County North  Carolina.

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Re: ... Inlaid Pewter nose-caps on Tennessee Rifles
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2018, 03:05:05 AM »
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Re: ... Inlaid Pewter nose-caps on Tennessee Rifles
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2018, 04:13:31 AM »
Hereís another one that many of you will get to see in person real soon. Iím told that it will be at the Knoxville show this weekend.

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Re: ... Inlaid Pewter nose-caps on Tennessee Rifles
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2018, 04:28:33 AM »
Very cool thread.  I think we should elect  CCF to take pewter nose cap pictures at Knoxville to show those of us that couldn't make the Pilgrimage .
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Re: ... Inlaid Pewter nose-caps on Tennessee Rifles
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2018, 04:47:39 AM »
Am I looking at a silver sight insert on that Lawing rifle? Great topic BTW

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Re: ... Inlaid Pewter nose-caps on Tennessee Rifles
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2018, 06:37:47 AM »
 ;) ;)... Stoner,.... will be great to see ol' BAER KILLR again,.... !!! .. beautiful gun,... !!!

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Re: ... Inlaid Pewter nose-caps on Tennessee Rifles
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2018, 01:42:10 PM »
;) ;)... Stoner,.... will be great to see ol' BAER KILLR again,.... !!! .. beautiful gun,... !!!
And Iím sure looking forward to a long visit with you! Iíll bring along a couple of surprises for you to see. 2 days!

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Re: ... Inlaid Pewter nose-caps on Tennessee Rifles
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2018, 03:13:40 PM »
Thanks for starting this thread, Fiddler. I have always found the variations in these nose caps interesting.
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Re: ... Inlaid Pewter nose-caps on Tennessee Rifles
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2018, 03:48:45 PM »
Wow!  Now I want to find one with a cap for myself!

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Re: ... Inlaid Pewter nose-caps on Tennessee Rifles
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2018, 04:25:38 PM »
 ;) ;)... Boys,...  a friend says this rifle is coming to the Knoxville show and wants to be adopted,... !!!


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Re: ... Inlaid Pewter nose-caps on Tennessee Rifles
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2018, 01:04:27 AM »
This one is on a halfstock Unicoi County rifle. Not sure if it counts but it is the only poured pewter cap I have.  See you all at the Tennessee show.

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Re: ... Inlaid Pewter nose-caps on Tennessee Rifles
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2018, 01:35:11 AM »
 ;D ;D.... good one, Adam,... !!! ... bringing this one,..??

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« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2018, 02:19:28 AM »
Yes. I am bringing this one along.

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Re: ... Inlaid Pewter nose-caps on Tennessee Rifles
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2018, 05:55:13 AM »
Thanks CCF, I'll be pouring up some of these in the not terribly distant future. And I've been a bit negligent in my studies. This helps me work out what I like and don't like.

I never thought of them as "inlaid" though. It's certainly a fine way to get a tight wood to metal fit!

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