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  1. Dec 14, 2019 #1

    simon s

    simon s

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    Hello folks
    I have a striped stock octagon barrel percussion rifle that looks to be original cant find much info on this gun I have pictures if anyone can help me I would like to sell it but something tells me its more than just a wall hanger
     

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    Eddie Southgate

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    Looks like the fore end has a long crack as well as the left side opposite of the lock or is it just one long crack ? He is listed at the link below . Seems he worked in the gun trade and sporting goods from 1843-1890 .


    https://www.earmi.it/USA Gunmakers/D.html
     
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    simon s

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    Two different cracks Thanks for the link
     
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    simon s

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    In your opinion should I just hang it on the wall or is there some value here worth persuing?
     
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    Eddie Southgate

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    I'm no expert but any of the older rifles have value . There are others on here who study the old rifles and they will know what it should bring . I'm a shooter so to me it would need a lot of stock repair to be something I would actually be able to use . Cracks are almost always fixable though and the rifle is cool enough that I would fix it if it were mine .
     
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