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Offline cshirsch

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Southern or plains rifle?
« on: December 31, 2018, 08:10:39 PM »
This is an interesting rifle.  Has some attributes of a southern made rifle and some of a Missouri style plains rifle.  .56 caliber, walnut half stock, all iron furniture with a patent (hook) breach.  What do y'all think?


















Offline D. Taylor Sapergia

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Re: Southern or plains rifle?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 08:37:20 PM »
I would not be surprised to find that rifle made in St. Louis for the western trade...a plains rifle.
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Offline smokinbuck

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Re: Southern or plains rifle?
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2018, 10:22:33 PM »
I also go with a "plains" rifle.
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Offline Smokey Plainsman

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Re: Southern or plains rifle?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2018, 10:26:02 PM »
Looks like a native trade gun.

Offline Taylorz1

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Re: Southern or plains rifle?
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2018, 11:05:38 PM »
I vote for plains rifle as well ! Best

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Offline Curt J

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Re: Southern or plains rifle?
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2019, 07:56:28 AM »
I vote for it being a Plains Rifle. There were lots of them made in the upper Midwest, and by no means just in St. Louis.

Offline Bob Roller

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Re: Southern or plains rifle?
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2019, 05:28:59 PM »
Plains rifle.Simple construction,all function and no dress up. I like it.

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Re: Southern or plains rifle?
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2019, 12:46:07 AM »
   Plains rifle is my bet.  .. Plain, simple and functional...perfect..Oldtravler

Offline Taylorz1

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Re: Southern or plains rifle?
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2019, 12:50:04 AM »
It follows a pretty typical form of plains rifles coming out of PA. The Slotterbek (slotterbeck, slotter)brithers come to mind as  pretty prolific makers that built guns twin to that one. Usually the slotterbek guns are marked "slotter and bro" in a little inverted V on the top flat. Sometimes they will be marked with the distributor they were being made for ie AJ Plate. That gun really looks like a slotterbek which is why I had mentioned it when emailing. All the best

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