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Offline T.C.Albert

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Strange southern mountain rifle trigger detail
« on: May 04, 2023, 09:23:47 AM »
Our friend took these images at the Texas Ranger Museum. He wanted to know if any one had seen triggers like these. The rifle looks like a typical southern mountain rifle otherwise.
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Re: Strange southern mountain rifle trigger detail
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2023, 01:40:06 PM »
Interesting but I have not seen any even close to those.
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Re: Strange southern mountain rifle trigger detail
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2023, 03:04:28 PM »
 Looks almost like they were diamond shaped at one time and worn/broken/trimmed back. Neat detail.

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Re: Strange southern mountain rifle trigger detail
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2023, 03:21:47 PM »
Never seen anything even close and never thought about making such a trigger either,
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Re: Strange southern mountain rifle trigger detail
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2023, 05:04:30 PM »
That incised line along the comb is also an interesting feature of this rifle, was that common to any regions other than the Piedmont of NC?
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Re: Strange southern mountain rifle trigger detail
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2023, 05:46:03 PM »
 I think Phil’s right about the origins of this rifle because the triggerguard is the style used a lot in North Carolina as well.

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Re: Strange southern mountain rifle trigger detail
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2023, 01:49:48 AM »
A friend of mine had a couple of grease hole rifles made in Alamance County but I can't remember if they had brass buttplates or no buttplates. This one looks like something more from the mountains with the iron buttplate. Sometimes details like the incised comb lines travelled from one region to another, maybe requested by a customer that had seen it in another region. I haven't ever seen these details on a trigger though, don't know where it came from. They don't seem like a "left over" from manufacturing because it actually took some effort to do this.

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Re: Strange southern mountain rifle trigger detail
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2023, 03:16:20 AM »
I believe incised lines at the top of the comb can be Bear Creek, Rowan, Davidson schools, as well as Jamestown.

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Re: Strange southern mountain rifle trigger detail
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2023, 05:53:16 AM »
WOW, just when you think you have seen everything.

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Re: Strange southern mountain rifle trigger detail
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2023, 06:10:33 PM »
I'd like to thank Tim Albert for posting these pictures.  My wife and I went to San Antonio, TX to see the Alamo and had a good time there.  Down the street was an 1880's bar that housed the Texas Ranger Museum.  Displayed poorly was this nice old mtn. rifle.  I had hoped that the distinctive triggers would indicate the maker.  James Levy
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