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Offline tokashikibob

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Weekend finds #2
« on: October 08, 2019, 03:33:20 AM »
This one really has some length and heft,  A Rhode Island lockplate.   This piece does have the gunsmith's initials on the barrel but they are hard to make out.   Does the scrollwork pin it down to someone?
  The wood is in nice shape for its age,  just need to add a scope for deer season!
Best regards,  Bob



























Offline WESTbury

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Re: Weekend finds #2
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2019, 04:03:11 AM »
Hello,

I'm fairly certain, 95%, that the name on the lock is Burnside Rifle Co.
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Offline Chris_B

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Re: Weekend finds #2
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2019, 06:31:50 AM »
I can not really make it out, but guess the striping is artificially?
Nice rifle!
Kind regards from Germany, Chris

Offline johngross

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Re: Weekend finds #2
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2019, 06:36:10 PM »
Hello,

I'm fairly certain, 95%, that the name on the lock is Burnside Rifle Co.


Yes, good catch! The gunsmith probably used a recycled lock plate from a Burnside Civil War carbine.


Offline D. Taylor Sapergia

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Re: Weekend finds #2
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2019, 07:18:09 PM »
The 'figure' on the wood, appears to me to be burned on, as it is on the ramrod.
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Offline emmagee

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Re: Weekend finds #2
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2019, 10:03:00 PM »
Hello,

I'm fairly certain, 95%, that the name on the lock is Burnside Rifle Co.

That's exactly what it is. It's a lockplate from a Burnside carbine.

Offline smokinbuck

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Re: Weekend finds #2
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2019, 03:46:14 PM »
Add a scope ??????
Mark

Offline Smokey Plainsman

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Re: Weekend finds #2
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2019, 12:44:06 AM »
Looks like a swell piece. Caliber?