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Offline Eric Kettenburg

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Re: Indigenous stockers
« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2021, 12:57:02 AM »
Thanks for posting that Scott.  The more I look at it, the more it definitely looks to have been stocked by someone not a professional stocker, but I might question the native theory.  That I think would be difficult if not impossible to prove.  Could be a piece put together out of necessity - frankly does look like it for certain - but the natives weren't the only folks 'needing' something that went bang.

I also would potentially speculate that it may be a much newer creation than might be initially considered, largely because the lock is still original flint while utilizing a barrel that was once on a revolving rifle dating after 1838.  Also, making a breechplug and threading/breeching that barrel is no simple task, it would require quite a bit more than a "sorry knife."  I kind of wonder if it might be a 'fun' piece put together by a hobbyist later, say late 19th century or early 20th century.  ???  I really have no idea but those thoughts are circulating in my brain.

Sincerely, Curly.
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