D B SUDDARFF Caplock

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Maxiblu

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Just bought a 36 caliber caplock at an auction. Only marking is on the barrel- D B Suddarff or Suddartt. I would greatly appreciate any info on this gunmaker.
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Sellers lists D.B. Suddarth in Marengo, Indiana (1878-1885). Perhaps some mid-western member can supply details.
 

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That would seem right. I bought the gun in Indiana and the time frame seems right.
Thank you very much!!!
 

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Since nobody else chimed in, here's a bit of genealogy type stuff on David B Suddath .... His parents moved from Virginia to Indiana where David was born in 1831. He worked there in Crawford County as a gunsmith, despite a "crippled hand" according to his civil war draft registration. He died at the ripe old age of 82 in Crawford County, Indiana. I've only ever seen one of his guns ( at a Redding Auction a couple years ago)
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This is amazing info!! Unfortunately the gun is pretty much a wall hanger but the info on the maker makes it much more interesting.
Thank you very much.
 
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