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Offline Daniel

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Smooth bore
« on: March 18, 2019, 10:56:46 PM »
s there such a piece as a Tennessee smooth rifle?
Or just early Southern smoothbores/
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Re: Smooth bore
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2019, 04:25:35 PM »
There is such a thing nowadays. Smooth rifles are in vogue now. The challenge in identifying which originals that are smooth now, were made that way, remains. If it has set triggers, it seems certain to me it was rifled originally.
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Re: Smooth bore
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2019, 04:52:21 PM »
Don't know about Tennessee guns but I have a smooth "rifle" made by Charles Seibert in Ohio around 1870. It has all the architecture of a 1/2 stock rifle with sights and is approx 28 gauge.
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Re: Smooth bore
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2019, 11:14:21 PM »
Thanks guys. That's what I thought , but not what I hoped.

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Re: Smooth bore
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2019, 11:24:34 PM »
Daniel --   I do not know how many were "built" as "Smooth Rifles" but one I do truly believe was built as such is the "Whale Rifle" by Berryman H. Compton.  It is a perfect .54 caliber with a single trigger.  There was a recent thread on here (its still on the front page toward the bottom) in which I give all the physical characteristics inc the details about the muzzle of the barrel.  Hope this adds to the discussion. 
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Re: Smooth bore
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2019, 10:28:57 PM »
Here’s one of my relics.  Not sure the guard is original.  No buttplate, long thimbles.









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Re: Smooth bore
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2019, 11:34:03 PM »
That is sweet. Thank you for sharing.

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Re: Smooth bore
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2019, 12:06:10 AM »
That is sweet. Thank you for sharing.

Daniel

Thanks. Darn thing cost me a hundred dollars.  ;D. Some think I over paid!  It would cost me that much to get the guard forged, I figure.
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