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Offline mountainman70

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Old rifle marked I M more pics and info added
« on: November 22, 2018, 12:25:01 AM »
Hello all, and Happy Thanksgiving. My bud Bob W just scored this old longrifle. I will get more pics shortly, these are from phone.
Barrel is 3/4 x 38/40 cal, long and slim looks Bedford or Ohio. Always percussion.Marked clearly on top of barrel I M ,some very light fancy scratching on the barrel. Needin a good bit of help,and it is in the right place for that.

Ok,here is more info and pics.We took some pics outside in grey light,and last ones inside.
Specs are LOP 12 1/2"
OAL 50"
Drop 4 1/2"
Barrel
3/4"x34 x .30.
Gun is light and comes to popint naturally and quickly.
Engraving/wiggle walk on top barrel flat and some on sides.
Marked JM
Curly maple wood.
Several repairs as pics show.


Heres what I have presently. Have a goodun,Dave F 8) 8)

































« Last Edit: November 25, 2018, 03:42:41 AM by mountainman70 »

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Re: Old rifle marked I M
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2018, 05:12:12 PM »
 ;D ;D :D ;)... Happy Thanxgiving and good luck with this one, Dave,.... !!! ... I will be unable to offer any guesses on that one,.... not TENNESSEE enough for me,... !!! (haha)...keep posted on your restoration,... regards,... CCF,...

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Re: Old rifle marked I M
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2018, 07:40:13 PM »
If it looks Bedfordish.  It could be JM for Joseph Mills or Jacob Mier.  Patchbox has a little Mier look to it.  John Matthesiee used
an elongated buttplate like this one too.  I've seen a lot of Mills work and never saw a buttplate like that on any of his.
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Re: Old rifle marked I M
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2018, 07:55:06 PM »
Thanks Bud and Shrech. I will get more camera pics next time I go to Bobs. The overall gun has a very bedfordish look to it.\The initials could be J M.
Bob got this at a local gunshow last Saturday,for 250.00 and a new pouch was included. That ol boy could bargain down a Scotsman !!!
He has all the skills necessary to bring it back to life,correctly.
Once he gets his left shoulder repaired soon.
Thanks, Dave  8) 8)

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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2018, 03:39:40 AM »
Here are new pics and info. Enjoy. Dave F 8) 8)

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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2018, 03:41:15 AM »
;D ;D :D ;)... Happy Thanxgiving and good luck with this one, Dave,.... !!! ... I will be unable to offer any guesses on that one,.... not TENNESSEE enough for me,... !!! (haha)...keep posted on your restoration,... regards,... CCF,...

More of a Yahnkee sorta shootin iron,huh? hahaha Dave 8) 8)
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Re: Old rifle marked I M more pics and info added
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2019, 05:30:10 AM »
Here are pics of the repairs. I will post more info later from my pc.
Thanks Dave











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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2019, 08:52:07 AM »
 :o :o :o.... Wow,.. really impressed with your repairs and reconditioning on this rifle, Dave,.... you did yourself quite proud,...!!!.... regards,.... CCF ....

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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2019, 05:13:48 PM »
Hey y'all, I didn't do this work, the owner, Bob W, my mentor did. I am going to post more info later today from my PC.
Old gun looks like someone loves him now. Have a goodun, Dave