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General discussion => Antique Gun Collecting => Topic started by: david64 on July 26, 2008, 05:09:30 PM

Title: A Southern Longrifle Article
Post by: david64 on July 26, 2008, 05:09:30 PM
This article is taken from the June 1976 issue of Muzzle Blasts  magazine. I thought that others might like to read it too.

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Title: Re: A Southern Longrifle Article
Post by: G-Man on July 26, 2008, 06:03:27 PM
There was an LW McInturff who worked in Unicoi County (upper east TN) - according to John Rice Irwin's book he, like many others in the mountain regions, supported the Union in the Civil War and formed a compnay of volunteers.

That is a neat gun - looks to have  some "Gillespie" in it to me.

Guy
Title: Re: A Southern Longrifle Article
Post by: Ken G on July 26, 2008, 07:04:26 PM
Jerry Nobles mentions this rifle in Vol. signed on the barrel "McInturff Defies the World".  Wonder what that meant? 
He attributes it to McInturff Jr.
Ken
Title: Re: A Southern Longrifle Article
Post by: Ken G on July 27, 2008, 01:43:23 AM
David,
Thanks for posting the article.  It's before my time and I had never seen it.  I have filed away.  I see Gillespie like Guy does except for the lock plate and trigger guard with the tiny curl.  Both I have seen on upper E. TN guns. 

I love the grease hole.
Ken
Title: Re: A Southern Longrifle Article
Post by: Dennis Glazener on July 27, 2008, 02:19:03 AM
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That is a neat gun - looks to have  some "Gillespie" in it to me.

Guy

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I see Gillespie like Guy does except for the lock plate and trigger guard with the tiny curl. Ken

Well I do too! I have only seen oval shaped grease holes on Gillespie's and somewhere I have a photo of a signed Gillespie with a trigger guard that is very much like that one. I will dig it up later and post a photo of it.

Dennis