Author Topic: Joseph Mills gunsmith Bedford County PA  (Read 1740 times)

Offline jdm

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Re: Stroke of unbelievable luck
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2020, 03:54:48 PM »
Rob,  You are my HERO!!!!
Collectors dream of going to a auction and coming  home with something like that.
Does it have nice forestock molding? How about the toe plate?

I have a J.A. ( John Amos ) marked lock . The initials are nothing like  Joseph   Mills.
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Re: Stroke of unbelievable luck
« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2020, 03:55:43 PM »
Shreck,

I don't know, but I like this hammer More than the usual Bedford hammer!


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Re: Stroke of unbelievable luck
« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2020, 04:42:22 PM »
Thanks Jim.  Here is the forward part of the rifle.










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Re: Stroke of unbelievable luck
« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2020, 04:59:56 AM »
What a find!! You need to head down my way and help me find one! Great rifle and story, thanks for sharing.

Matt
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Re: Stroke of unbelievable luck
« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2020, 01:58:57 PM »
Rob - congrats on an excellent find. The horse shoe pays dividends once more.

Buck

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Re: Stroke of unbelievable luck
« Reply #30 on: August 01, 2020, 08:31:06 PM »
I feel certain that the notch cut along the bottom edge of the plate in the vicinity of the screw anchor hole for the frizzen spring, is just decoration to designate the area for the spring's boss.
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Re: Stroke of unbelievable luck
« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2020, 05:05:36 PM »
Iím sure youíre right Taylor.
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Re: Stroke of unbelievable luck
« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2020, 06:21:48 PM »
Westbury, Just decoration.
Bedford percussion locks are very distinctive.
John
  I believe there is a nib on the back of the frizzen spring extension that anchors into that depression to keep the spring from moving.

Normally the "nib" that keeps the frizzen spring from pivoting about the frizzen retaining screw is located farther from the screw and closer to the bend of the upper and lower leaves of the spring.



Whatever the notch was meant to be, it is definitely not for the frizzen spring.
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Re: Stroke of unbelievable luck
« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2020, 07:14:27 PM »
Incredible, glad the two were reunited! 

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Re: Joseph Mills gunsmith Bedford County PA
« Reply #34 on: August 09, 2020, 07:51:40 PM »








Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.