Help Requested on JM Davis Auction

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  1. Aug 2, 2019 #21

    Ronald F

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    Looks like the barrel has been sleeved to a smaller caliber
     
  2. Aug 4, 2019 #22

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    That was the beginning of the factory made repro era.
     
  3. Aug 6, 2019 #23

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    A very interesting Southern mountain rifle. This is the first one I have seen with the grease hole on the left side of a right-handed rifle. It obviously suffered some trauma at one point. The front end splintering and the barrel being loose from the stock. You can see where the left front splintering is being held together with an iron staple. No doubt the front tennon pin broke or the tennon broke through at the time of impact. I don't believe the barrel has been sleeved. The ring at the muzzle appears to be just decoration. It does not appear to be concentric with the bore. I find old rifles like this enjoyable to muse over. Thanks for posting the pictures.
     
  4. Aug 6, 2019 #24

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    This is so true!

    The owner of a local restaurant used to have his collection of lever action rifles hanging high on the walls and above the door jams. He removed them do to the concern of theft.

    On a smaller scale my family ran an auction service for a number of years. If an antique was selling to cheap my dad would by it and hang it on the wall, just to add some character to the business. The things we noticed exchanged were cast iron pans, enamel cookware and old hand tools.
     
  5. Aug 7, 2019 #25

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  6. Aug 7, 2019 #26

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    There used to be a roadhouse in western Pennsylvania that had it's taproom walls decorated with antique firearms. I happened in there one day when I was in the area on a job. I spotted several original Pennsylvania rifles, two or three early Winchesters, and several handguns ranging from flintlock Kentuckys to Colt and Remington revolvers. All were "mounted" to the walls by boring holes through the weapons at various points and driving lag bolts through into the wooden paneling.
     
  7. Aug 19, 2019 #27

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    What town was that in?
     
  8. Aug 19, 2019 #28

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    It was on the highway west of Leechburg. Don't know what township exactly. Wasn't really in a town in the sense of being on a city street or surrounded by other structures. I still have a mental image of a very pretty Berk's County flintlock with a lag bolt through the wrist of the stock and the muzzle end wired to another bolt with rusty steel wire.
     
  9. Aug 19, 2019 #29

    Shreckmeister

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    I’m only 10 miles from Leechburg. I wish I knew where that was so I could go take a look. Thanks for the info. If you think of the name of the place let me know. Happy hunting
     
  10. Aug 20, 2019 #30

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    Let's see now ..... That must've been around 1977, and I'm guessing the joint probably isn't there any more anyway. I was working in Leechburg and living in Vandergrift but left for a job back in Texas in late `77. The barkeep told me the place was owned by a member of a NYC "family" but didn't mention a name. I never went back in there, because it made me cringe to look at the damage done to some beautiful old guns. I remember that in addition to the ML rifles there were some early Winchesters and Colts mounted the same way. Now that I'm thinking about that time, I wonder if Flavios is still in business. Some of the best home-made pasta I ever enjoyed --- in a tiny little place in one of the little river towns near Leechburg.
    Don't remember the name of the town now after 40+ years.
     
  11. Aug 20, 2019 #31

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    OKC gun club holds NMLRA Territorial matches.
    Contact them, I believe Jim Chamberlin is the match director.
    They should be able to assist or direct you on your ML.
     
  12. Aug 21, 2019 #32

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    Don't know for sure what the OKC gun club or NMLRA matches has to do with this thread, but I recollected the name of the little town in PA I mentioned in an earlier post. It was Apollo, PA. That was NOT the joint with the original Pennsylvania rifles bolted to the walls though.
     

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