Author Topic: Barrel Markings on Lancaster Rifle  (Read 641 times)

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Barrel Markings on Lancaster Rifle
« on: July 04, 2023, 04:21:58 AM »
  We found some faint barrel markings on a Lancaster rifle previously thought to be unsigned. The rifle appears to be made around Lancaster Pa sometime from 1790 to 1810. The barrel appears to be stamped with a capital C then a dot or punch mark followed by what appears to be an S. I was not able to get my camera to actually pick up the letters. Any ideas on who may have marked their rifles in this way? It's possible that the S could actually be a G as I can only make out the top of the letter. This is kind of a shot in the dark, but figured I would try.
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Re: Barrel Markings on Lancaster Rifle
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2023, 04:33:33 AM »
It is the bottom rifle in both pictures with the unengraved patch box



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