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This is a popular style of gun. Great for the guy who need ed both a rifle and a shotgun.
This was, I believe, the last style of muzzle-loader, and was commonly produced, up through the 1870's. There are two makers named Graves in Michigan (both born in NY), possibly also in NY.
See my book,
These guys likely never heard of "cape guns", I think that's someone 's modern term.
Also a builder in the 1860's and 70's in Glens Falls NY. I've been looking at one of his guns that a friend of mine wants to sell. The builders name was Buswell. I've found a few pics online showing his over/under rifle shotgun combos. Very ornate, and apparently he made more of those than standard single barrel guns. Must have been a market for higher end combos.
 
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So what caliber and gauge is the gun you are getting? I am looking at one now that is .32 over 28 gauge. Not in as good a shope as the one you are getting. this one was made in 1867.
 
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This is a popular style of gun. Great for the guy who need ed both a rifle and a shotgun.
This was, I believe, the last style of muzzle-loader, and was commonly produced, up through the 1870's. There are two makers named Graves in Michigan (both born in NY), possibly also in NY.
See my book,
These guys likely never heard of "cape guns", I think that's someone 's modern term.
I have an unmentionable cape gun likely made in Germany before WWII. 16GA and an obscure and obsolete continental rifle caliber. The 16GA chamber is 2.5 inches. The trigger guard is horn. Pop up peep sight in the tang. Two leaf rear sight on the rib. Lovely wood although the finish is really too dark. Fitted with sling swivels.
Cape guns are regularly mentioned in the Double Gun Journal and any good English or continental custom gun builder would happily make one today. Muzzle loader or unmentionable. For a large price.
 
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Nice gun! There is one for sale at a local antique store, 1300 dollars I believe. Nice shape but probably not as nice as yours. Is that a decent price?
If it's in good shape $1300 is a good price. The only Cape gun on Gunbroker under $1,000 seems to have no original finish remaining. Guns in good shape from good makers are listed at varying prices up to $3500+/-.
Hard to say more about the gun you mention without more info.
 

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I have not seen one with only one trigger like this one all I have seen are double trigger very nice
 
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If it's in good shape $1300 is a good price. The only Cape gun on Gunbroker under $1,000 seems to have no original finish remaining. Guns in good shape from good makers are listed at varying prices up to $3500+/-.
Hard to say more about the gun you mention without more info.
If it's in good shape $1300 is a good price. The only Cape gun on Gunbroker under $1,000 seems to have no original finish remaining. Guns in good shape from good makers are listed at varying prices up to $3500+/-.
Hard to say more about the gun you mention without more info.
Thanks for the info, I’ll check it out closer when I get a chance
 

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I have not seen one with only one trigger like this one all I have seen are double trigger very nice
These over/under guns were made in almost every conceivable configuration. Single trigger versions are the exception for guns like the one shown with two side mounted back action locks , but they are not rare. Indeed, the over/under version with the top barrel fired with a standard back action lock and the bottom barrel fired with an under hammer mechanism routinely used only one trigger. The over/under versions using a mule ear lock seem to be evenly split between one and two trigger mechanisms.
 

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bore measured roughly .302 for the rifled,& .685" for the smoothie barrel.
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On the barrel rib, I found Myron Morgan 001 07 23 49 ( 1849? ) Took it all apart, looks great! The locks have flies in them. Bores are clean! Sure, some tiny bits of pitting here and there, but super shiny and clean, The rifle especially. No wood rot or cracks inside or outside.
 

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Got her apart tonight.
 

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