Author Topic: buttplate and patchbox & toepalte on stock  (Read 3864 times)

Offline Dr. Tim-Boone

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buttplate and patchbox & toepalte on stock
« on: July 16, 2010, 11:16:19 PM »
Any idea the region or time this old stock and furniture represent?


More pics:   http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140427831483

I was thinking about picking it up for some future build

your thoughts?
« Last Edit: July 17, 2010, 08:05:50 PM by DrTimBoone »
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Re: buttplate and patchbox & toepalte on stock
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2010, 11:41:56 PM »
theres also the rr entry thimble & nosecap 1 piece

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Re: buttplate and patchbox & toepalte on stock
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2010, 11:57:42 PM »
This is often referred to as a typical "toilet seat" cap box.  Popular around 1850-1870 give or take a few years. It was used more for percussion caps than for patches so I have always called it a cap box. I have seen them on rifles from New England to the midwest and into the far west.  Tim, something to remember, to find a late flintlock rifle with one of these boxes is a pretty rare bird. Nearly all were percussion.
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Re: buttplate and patchbox & toepalte on stock
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2010, 12:42:47 AM »
theres also the rr entry thimble & nosecap 1 piece

Where?

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Re: buttplate and patchbox & toepalte on stock
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2010, 01:20:12 AM »
it is not for me...... just thought it might be earlier.. it is on a nice chunk of wood
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Re: buttplate and patchbox & toepalte on stock
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2010, 06:34:10 PM »
Kinda looks like a Leman.  Are the stripes fake? Most were.