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Offline Joe Stein

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Steele and Warren
« on: August 13, 2009, 04:17:53 AM »
Dave Kanger posted in the thread about A.H. Chapin about Steele and Warren locks: 
Re: ALR Museum Gunsmith: A. H. Chapin...Earlsville,NY Cost $16.00 in 1834
Reply #2 on: August 11, 2009, 11:47:34 AM    Reply with quote
"The lock is marked "Steele & Warren/ Albany".
A light bulb just went off.  In the gunbuilding section in the thread on "Thoughts on Old Guns" I show a simple smoothbore.  In that thread, I said the lock is marked


However, I went back and examined the lock on that gun.  It says
WARR (rest unreadable)
Steel  (rest unreadable but there is a partial character after the L)

I wonder exactly how the lock on this gun is marked and in what order.  I believe now that both locks are by the same  maker and how they are marked might indicate age.  Any thoughts?"
I was just going through some of the archives listed in the ALR Virtual Museum and came across this:
click on picture #19.  Voila, another Steele and Warren lock- on a Beck. I know it's probably a replacement, but I thought I'd bring it to your attention, anyway.