My Muzzle Loader

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  1. Nov 2, 2018 #1

    eaglestar

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    I have located Andrew Kennedy, my 3x grand father's, musket. I am told it is a .58 caliber. It is in the Sam Houston School House Museum near Maryville Tennessee.

    Andrew used it during the revolutionary war in 1780

    I have some photos & would love to know more. It appears to be home made to me and I have in on good account that Andrews father or grand father brought it to the US when he immigrated

    Can someone assist me please?
     

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    Stumpkiller

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    It is converted from flint if that was the case. Would like to see the lock side.

    Here's the larger display - but I can't get much detail from the link.

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    And here's some geneology of Andrew Kennedy.

    https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Kennedy-3606
     
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    mahkagari

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    Good luck in your research endeavor! This group was very helpful in assisting me in building a replica of my 3x great grandfather's rifle who was a trader in New Mexico. I also posted in the American Longrifle forum, but this group was more responsive. ALR did find an article in a 1979 issue of Muzzleloader magazine. You may find that others have already studied your piece.

    I'll look up some of the collectors I contacted, but I believe they were NM based. I'll refer you to them if they look like they'd be familiar with TN pieces.

    I spoke to the curator of the museum and was able to arrange time for a close view of the rifle to take measurements and pictures. It was supervised and the staff were the only ones allowed to lift it.

    Below is the info I was able to add to my grandfather's Wikipedia entry.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auguste_Lacome#Hawken_rifle
     
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    eaglestar

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    Thanks so much Stumpkiller. I took that pic that you posted but that was back 3-4 years ago and the wikitree site is one I created.

    I live about 4 1/2 hours drive time from Maryville so I cannot just hop in the car and go but I have asked my sister who live much much closer to take some better photos next time they visit. I will post them so you can see more.

    Having held it and seen it up close I think it is entirely possible that this was "home made".

    Thanks a bunch for your reply and forgive my ignorance. I don't know a flintlock from a hole in the ground :)
     
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    Very nice and intriguing my friend. Keep us in the loop what ever more you find out?

    Thank you for sharing!

    Respectfully, Cowboy
     
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    Hi,
    The photos are not very clear with respect to assessing the gun but I am extremely skeptical the gun was ever used during the Rev War in its present form. The stock with a single lock bolt and very rounded lock panels is much more likely a product of the 19th century. I think the museum is mistaken unless the barrel and hardware are from an earlier gun and restocked in the 19th century.

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