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Antique Gun Collecting / Re: A New Hawken to Me
« Last post by Hungry Horse on March 20, 2023, 08:59:38 PM »
If the Hawken rifles Iíve seen are any indication, a lock signed by them is pretty rare. Iíve seen their guns with locks by known lock makers, and even by their competitors. But not by them. For me a rifle with a Hawken signed lock would make me look at it very closely.

Hungry Horse
Antique Gun Collecting / Re: Help identifying maker
« Last post by Hungry Horse on March 20, 2023, 08:44:28 PM »
Am I the only one here that rubs a little chalk dust into engraved, or stamped name so they can be read easier?

Hungry Horse
Antique Gun Collecting / Re: A few Leman rifles
« Last post by Rzimpleman on March 20, 2023, 08:40:02 PM »
Taylor, I collect Pennsylvania/Kentucky rifles and have a few Leman rifles.  I have two with Lancaster style patch boxes and I believe to be early Lemans (mid 1840s-1850) before Leman adopted the ubiquitous circular cap box.  Surprisingly, I haven't found many resources for Leman rifles despite being extremely prolific.  I have seen only one other Leman rifle with a straight plain patch box in my research.  If you have any info on either I would sincerely appreciate it.

Items for Sale/Wanted / Re: Dan Breitenstein Tennessee Rifle
« Last post by Sequatchie Rifle on March 20, 2023, 08:36:58 PM »
Still available
Price drop!!!!  $900 gets this fine Tennessee Cumberland Plateau rifle with the original bag and horn!
Items for Sale/Wanted / Re: Ambrose Lawing "3/4 stock" Rifle- Sale Pending
« Last post by Sequatchie Rifle on March 20, 2023, 08:31:24 PM »
Gun Building / Re: Fowler rear sight inquiry
« Last post by Daryl on March 20, 2023, 08:17:21 PM »
I don't think a rear sight would bother me, shooting flying. I see a ghost of the front of the barrel and with caplock or modern, I slap the trigger as the ghost touches the 'mark'. With the flinter,
I pass the "mark' by a foot before slapping the trigger. That seems to give me the proper lead. Must have something to do with the passing speed. ;)
Antique Gun Collecting / Re: Patchbox Door Artwork
« Last post by D. Taylor Sapergia on March 20, 2023, 08:15:35 PM »
I have always marveled at the cartoon nature of this time period's depiction of archery tackle.  At best, one can only call them symbols for the actual weapons.
Items for Sale/Wanted / Pedersoli Gibbs Rifle 45 caliber
« Last post by 4bore on March 20, 2023, 08:10:15 PM »
Gibbs rifle in 45 caliber
Fired less then a box. Very newish. No firing marks.
Custom sights, Lyman front.
New Kelly soule sights/color case hardened.
Ready to fire. Can shoot at 100yds out to 1500
No bumps, scratches etc. Perfect bore/muzzle
Comes with MONEY bullet mould. Pre cast/boxed bullets available
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