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Offline 1sogdusm

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New Old Find Help!
« on: January 27, 2019, 05:20:24 PM »
I picked this rifle up recently and I am looking for opinions on origin. The rifle has the Jamestown look but those who know think the architecture is not North Carolina or at least not Jamestown. The poured pewter nose cap is very well executed and unique. The lock that came with the rifle is not correct so no help there. The signature inlay is unsigned. Any thoughts on origin will be greatly appreciated.




















Offline Hlbly

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Re: New Old Find Help!
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2019, 05:37:31 PM »
A group from Jamestown, NC moved to Indiana in the mid-1800ís. As a matter of fact, they named their new home Greensboro Township. Davis Gray is the name that comes to mind right now. His guns looked a lot like Jamestown guns, but not quite. I would be looking at some of his guns.

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Re: New Old Find Help!
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2019, 07:14:49 PM »
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Offline Majorjoel

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Re: New Old Find Help!
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2019, 08:00:34 PM »
I wonder if all of those inlays were made out of aluminum? 
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Re: New Old Find Help!
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2019, 08:08:01 PM »
I wonder if all of those inlays were made out of aluminum?
I'd bet german silver. Aluminum inlays usually stay brighter.
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Offline Craig Wilcox

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Re: New Old Find Help!
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2019, 09:16:48 PM »
Sure is a LOT of shiny white metal - very pretty!
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Offline 1sogdusm

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Re: New Old Find Help!
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2019, 09:47:04 PM »
Now I just need to find an appropriate lock to make her complete.

Offline smylee grouch

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Re: New Old Find Help!
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2019, 05:08:02 AM »
Or have Cabin Creek rebuild the internals.

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Re: New Old Find Help!
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2019, 07:35:56 AM »
So much bling causes me physical pain and makes me want to assume the fetal position! :'( :o :'( :o :'( :o
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