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Offline albert

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Unusual cheek piece can anyone place a builder on this one ?
« on: August 28, 2020, 02:47:27 AM »





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Re: Unusual cheek piece
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2020, 02:49:10 AM »


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Re: Unusual cheek piece
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Re: Unusual cheek piece can anyone place a builder on this one ?
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2020, 03:47:15 AM »
Albert looks like a Huntington county rifle to me - might be wrong but itís my guess - maybe a Dunmeyer?

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Re: Unusual cheek piece can anyone place a builder on this one ?
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2020, 07:46:15 AM »
I think that you nailed it Buck: Huntingdon County. The odd trigger (might be single set) and the chamfered edge of the butt plate finial at the comb is almost a Huntingdon signature. If it is unsigned, it will take awhile to pin down a maker. It's a nice rifle and could use some extra care, it appears. Our good friend Dr. Jim Whisker lists a Casper Ealy Davis as a gunmaker in the region. He was born in 1848 and died in 1928. He could have been your guy. Nice rifle and I would like to thank you for showing on the ALR Forum.
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Re: Unusual cheek piece can anyone place a builder on this one ?
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2020, 04:28:53 PM »
Speaking of the trigger , it was originally a set trigger , but somewhere in its time the triggers were damaged or something  , because the trigger that is there is crudely made , and  it's not made to be used as a set trigger , the plate is originally made for double triggers
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Re: Unusual cheek piece can anyone place a builder on this one ?
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2020, 05:24:06 AM »
Mark , thanks for the information , didn't see that one for sale.
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Re: Unusual cheek piece can anyone place a builder on this one ?
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2020, 07:18:58 PM »
That's the same gun.  :o
Did you not buy it from that site?
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Re: Unusual cheek piece can anyone place a builder on this one ?
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2020, 08:20:33 PM »
A friend bought it , he brought it to me to strengthen the broken wood where it was cracked and possibly going to come apart , put missing pins in to hold barrel. IMHO , he paid more tha  it was worth . It wasn't in very good+ condition as to what I  read in the description  that was posted on the website , but if it is a rare piece that might command the price.  One other thing I  put a bore light fown the bbl. and couldn't see any evidence of riffing.
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Re: Unusual cheek piece can anyone place a builder on this one ?
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2020, 03:49:44 AM »
Could you post a bottom shot of the trigger guard? I have what I think is a Detweiler that has been fitted with a steel guard screwed on.  Just trying to figure out what style I need, maybe a Huntingdon ? Thanks, Roland

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Re: Unusual cheek piece can anyone place a builder on this one ?
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2020, 08:18:10 PM »




Thi is the only other picture I have
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Re: Unusual cheek piece can anyone place a builder on this one ?
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2020, 09:41:44 PM »
Ok, Thank you for posting,   Roland