Mz from new york?

Help Support Muzzle Loading Forum:

GANGGREEN

45 Cal.
Joined
Dec 16, 2007
Messages
1,155
Reaction score
374
Location
Coudersport, PA
It's either a 34 or 35 caliber half stock, but it's much daintier than a Hawken rifle. Slightly more robust than a later southern mountain rifle would have been though. I think mine is from the 1840 to 1860 period, but I'd like to have an expert properly ID it for me.
 

rich pierce

70 Cal.
Joined
Nov 27, 2004
Messages
5,239
Reaction score
1,224
Location
St. Louis, Mo
Most rifles we know of from NY state are halfstock, smaller caliber percussion rifles. Usually stocked in walnut. Some are very fine, like very good English quality and others made for a lower price point. Some have a slight fish belly. Deer inlays on cheekpiece are common. But some western NY guns made in Buffalo look made for western trade.
 

OLUT

32 Cal.
Joined
Mar 19, 2015
Messages
38
Reaction score
26
Rich's response is a good one. If you are really interested in NY guns, check out the 5 volume set of "The New York State Firearms Trade". It has excellent photos of virtually every type of flintlock and later
Screen Shot 2020-08-04 at 11.44.34 AM.png
percussion guns from sidelocks, to back action locks, mule ear, under hammer, and multi-barrel type ... they made everything! Here's an example of what Rich was mentioning by Almond D. Bishop of Decatur, New York.
 
Joined
Oct 5, 2019
Messages
264
Reaction score
101
Nice rifle, are fun from the Hudson bay co. Forget if that's the name considered ny guns. As a new Yorker it would be cool to have a gun made and used around here. I'm guessing there are some kits of these N.Y. Rifles.

I've been wanting to get a smooth bore, something I can use for small game, turkey, and deer. Are there any sb from ny, what about a colonial. I really like them kibler kits.
 

rich pierce

70 Cal.
Joined
Nov 27, 2004
Messages
5,239
Reaction score
1,224
Location
St. Louis, Mo
I’ve never seen specific kits for NY rifles.

Smoothbore from NY state include Hudson Valley fowling pieces sand British style fowling pieces. Examples can be seen in Grinslade’s book Flintlock Fowlers. Great resource and not overly expensive.
 
Top