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  1. oreclan

    Belgian or European musket mid 1850/60's

    Does anyone have a knowledge of Belgian or European muskets? I have a 3 banded, 56 inch long .70 cal. rifle with a back action lock; very French in appearance. The barrel has a front sight between the front barrel band straps, and a fixed rear sight on the tang. A bayonet lug is mounted under...
  2. oreclan

    What is the dog?

    Questions: Were the jaws of the cock or the cock itself, that hold the pyrite or flint ever referred to as the dog? Was the dog always the halfcock safety hook behind the cock on a snaphaunce or English doglock?
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