Author Topic: Moll Jr. (Attributed) 091202-1  (Read 7490 times)

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Moll Jr. (Attributed) 091202-1
« on: December 07, 2009, 04:35:07 PM »
John Moll, Jr. 55- Cheekside, Moll. 54-Percussion lock, marked "Warranted" on Moll. 53-inside box, Moll; 52- Patchbox on J. Moll, Jr.; the Moll is lightweight, 55" OAL, 39 3/8 " totally round barrel. Faint double lines circumscribing the barrel in front and behind rear sight are a hallmark of J. Moll, Jr. Unless someone else can produce one, this is the only known totally round barreled J. Moll, Jr. in existence. .50 cal, smoothbore.






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The lock is probably a replacement that was done when it was converted to percussion.  
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Incidentally, this little gun, not at all fancy, carries the following identifying characteristics of the Lehigh school.  Sheath buttplate; two-piece, wide patchbox with traditional Lehigh finial and engraving; classic buttstock profile with double radius on bottom; trigger guard with wide bow and pronounced stud forward of the bow; wider than high wrist; arrowhead profile at rear of lockbolt plate; thimbles with 16 facets and thumbnail in rear thimble; tiny sights; and V-shaped contour to forestock.  Quite representative, yet simple.    
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