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Offline Sequatchie Rifle

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Maryland Half Stocked Rifle
« on: February 03, 2019, 02:45:34 AM »
I appreciate any help I can get in indentifying the maker of this .50 caliber half stocked percussion rifle. Barrel is 34.5 inches 15/16ths at the muzzle and 1 inch at the breech. It has a patent breach. Single trigger. A very nice patchbox. Thanks.























































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Re: Maryland Half Stocked Rifle
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2019, 03:43:39 AM »
 ;) ;).... good to see you're still finding some good ones,... even if they're not Tennessee rifles,...!!! ..... nice two bolt cap-lock,.... and did a chunk of wood come out with the barrel key plate,...??? ... good luck with the I.D.  ..... regards, Cades Cove Fiddler,....

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Re: Maryland Half Stocked Rifle
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2019, 07:18:51 AM »
Your rifle looks like it was made in New York. The patchbox is a NY style, the "anchor" lock bolt washer is very much a NY detail, and the single trigger was often used in NY. Rear pipe also was used in NY on some guns. Is there any trace of a name or initials on the top flat of the barrel, perhaps under the plate of the long, later addition rear sight?  Shelby Gallien

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Re: Maryland Half Stocked Rifle
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2019, 08:43:12 PM »
Thanks Shelby. I’ll try to get the rear site off and look. It came out of Maryland, but that doesn’t mean anything with respect to its origin, just a starting place.
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Re: Maryland Half Stocked Rifle
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2019, 09:01:42 PM »
I agree with the New York attribution. This gun is classic New York.