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Offline WESTbury

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"Blanket Gun?"
« on: May 20, 2023, 11:46:46 PM »
Here's a shortened rifle with a lot of character and perhaps a few stories to tell.
https://auctions.morphyauctions.com/PERCUSSION_RIFLE-LOT568288.aspx
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Offline mr. no gold

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Re: "Blanket Gun?"
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2023, 12:05:32 AM »
Could have been a Western Trails gun. Many old rifles were altered for the trip to Oregon. Easier on horseback and perhaps a bit quicker to load. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. Would be a good addition to any western collection.
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Re: "Blanket Gun?"
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2023, 12:23:57 AM »
What Dick said.  I remember we were all looking at a Joseph Angstadt rifle that was up on gunbroker within the past few years just like this - converted to percussion and barrel chopped into the mid 20s range iirc.  Consensus was that it was altered for use on horseback out west.  Pretty cool if you ask me.
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Re: "Blanket Gun?"
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2023, 03:16:59 AM »
 Many of the North coast tribes lived in shelters the were dug out for about half of their depth. The same is true of some Athabaskan, and Eskimo, tribes. A long gun wouldnít serve in these tight quarters, so many trappers, and traders, cut their longrifles down so they would.

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Re: "Blanket Gun?"
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2023, 03:04:54 PM »
Wow thatís cool
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Re: "Blanket Gun?"
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2023, 07:05:10 PM »
That rifle reminds me of my recently departed cut back S. Miller rifle.



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