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Jamestown NC rifle by ? (caution photo heavy)
« on: February 18, 2020, 04:29:04 PM »
Thought I would post this Jamestown NC rifle and see if anyone has any thoughts on who may have made it. Sorry no overall length photos.
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Re: Jamestown NC rifle by ? (caution photo heavy)
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2020, 04:41:05 PM »
Dennis,
That is very clearly not a Jamestown. It looks like a mountain rifle that someone later tried to turn into one.

I can only guess that he had seen a Jamestown rifle with inlays, and liked it so much, that he wanted one for himself.

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Re: Jamestown NC rifle by ? (caution photo heavy)
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2020, 06:08:55 PM »
 ??? ??? ???... I have seen similar trigger-guard on rifles made by  Elisha Green, Polk Co. TN, and Fannin / Union Co GA mountain gunsmith,...  ... nice gun,... what is overall & barrel length, and calibre,...???.... CCF

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Re: Jamestown NC rifle by ? (caution photo heavy)
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2020, 06:14:02 PM »
Very nice work on the furniture. Cool rifle, wherever it was made.
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Re: Jamestown NC rifle by ? (caution photo heavy)
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2020, 03:47:42 AM »
Dennis,
That is very clearly not a Jamestown. It looks like a mountain rifle that someone later tried to turn into one.

I can only guess that he had seen a Jamestown rifle with inlays, and liked it so much, that he wanted one for himself.

Problem is gluing horns on a doe, doesn't make her a buck. (Smile)

Michael

Miichael,
The three screw tang along with the inlays made me think Jamestown. Thought those TG returns looked ???
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Re: Jamestown NC rifle by ? (caution photo heavy)
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2020, 02:08:05 AM »
Dennis This rile is what it is. Nobody will find out who made it. I has to many alterations. The last screw in the tang got me thinking about the rifle.   Thanks for what you do for this site and hope your wife is doing ok. Kind regards Dick                                  n

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Re: Jamestown NC rifle by ? (caution photo heavy)
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2020, 06:15:56 AM »
Dennis This rile is what it is. Nobody will find out who made it. I has to many alterations. The last screw in the tang got me thinking about the rifle.   Thanks for what you do for this site and hope your wife is doing ok. Kind regards Dick                                  n
Thanks Dick, she is doing ok for what she has going on. Appreciate the kind words.
Dennis
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Re: Jamestown NC rifle by ? (caution photo heavy)
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2020, 07:57:59 PM »
How about Keller of east Tennessee?
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Re: Jamestown NC rifle by ? (caution photo heavy)
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2020, 04:09:38 AM »
How about Keller of east Tennessee?

Will have to look into that, thanks.
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Re: Jamestown NC rifle by ? (caution photo heavy)
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2020, 02:53:30 AM »
Dennis,

Interesting gun, would you happen to know if those inlays are silver?  I have seen that trigger guard and butt plate somewhere, maybe somewhere in Tenn. Thanks for posting and hope all is well.

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Re: Jamestown NC rifle by ? (caution photo heavy)
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2020, 12:00:41 AM »
Here is an Elisha Green triggerguard.

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