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Offline Wingshot

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Look familiar to anyone?
« on: June 08, 2023, 03:07:07 AM »
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I had an elderly neighbor lady pull me over last week to show me some ďstuffĒ that belonged to her grandfather who was born and raised in Indiana County, PA. She has an old SxS 12 bore cap lock shotgun that is in pretty poor condition but she also has a longrifle! Itís a bit of a mystery to me because of the stock shaping and hardware. It appears it was converted from flint to cap and thereís a crack through the lock plate area, all the way through. Itís got hints of a southern gun and at the same time itís got some Lancaster like hardware. The barrel is signed but I canít make it out. Please excuse the poor pics, I didnít get to spend a lot of time there. I am going to try and get some better photos. Here goes:
















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Re: Look familiar to anyone?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2023, 03:09:54 AM »
Itís odd to me because thereís no cheek piece. Just rounded over like the patch box side. Thereís engraving on the trigger guard and but plate. The nose cap is missing. Iím guessing itís a .38-.40 cal.

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Re: Look familiar to anyone?
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2023, 03:13:50 AM »
I am pretty sure that is a relatively recent assemblage of old parts with the barrel being the best of them. I seriously doubt it has anything with who "made" the gun. The workmanship is crude at best and that is a bar action lock, probably from a shotgun. That lock was never a flintlock.

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Re: Look familiar to anyone?
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2023, 03:21:57 AM »
I believe that this is a restocked nice older barrel and some parts. The hand that engraved the barrel is a much more experienced hand than the one that stocked the barrel.
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Re: Look familiar to anyone?
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2023, 03:25:42 AM »
I felt that it could be a mish mash of assemblage as well. It almost looks as if the stock was painted and the triggers really threw me. They look like they would belong on a southern rifle.

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Re: Look familiar to anyone?
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2023, 05:11:40 AM »
Does that barrel signature look familiar to anyone? I know itís rough to see and if Iím able too I was thinking of maybe trying to get a rub onto some paper if itís deep enough.

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Re: Look familiar to anyone?
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2023, 05:26:46 AM »
Is the signature B J Kaugh?

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Re: Look familiar to anyone?
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2023, 05:47:55 AM »
Is the signature B J Kaugh?

Thatís about as good as I can make out.