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Offline Dennis Glazener

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Flint conversion?
« on: August 03, 2010, 04:49:12 PM »
The auction text says this is an 1851 Tower Flintlock rifle. Its obvious that it isn't a flintlock. Is there a chance that the lock was once flint, it looks like holes where the frizzen spring would go. I would think if it was a arsenal conversion the holes would have been plugged. A friend is interested in buying it.
http://www.auctionzip.com/Full-Image/911063/fi297.cgi
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Offline rich pierce

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Re: Flint conversion?
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2010, 05:35:47 PM »
They might have used an old lockplate but it is odd that the holes were not plugged.  Obviously a late lock
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Re: Flint conversion?
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2010, 04:02:32 AM »
Dennis
That photo is not of a tower.None of them had a bolt in the front of the trigger guard.It looks to be Austrian.

George

Offline Dennis Glazener

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Re: Flint conversion?
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2010, 04:15:52 PM »
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Dennis
That photo is not of a tower.None of them had a bolt in the front of the trigger guard.It looks to be Austrian.

George
Thanks George I will relay that to my friend.
Dennis
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