Old Family Rifle

Discussion in 'Firearm Identification' started by John Frederick, Jun 1, 2019.

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  1. Jun 1, 2019 #1

    John Frederick

    John Frederick

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    Can anyone enlighten me with any information on this percussion rifle? It has a 28" barrel and is about .69 - .70 caliber. The initials [ K:R:I:C No. 28 ] are stamped on the barrel. An internet search and review of this forum has turned up nothing. Thank you to anyone who can help me out with my heirloom. P5291274.JPG

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    Treestalker

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    Buffler gun?
     
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    Smokey Plainsman

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    Mighta been a injun gun, them savages preferred as sich.
     
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    TFoley

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    Very odd - that's a modern-looking back sight there.......
     
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    Eric Krewson

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    I know absolutely nothing about what it is but will take a guess, european military barrel, may have been shortened, restock, former flintlock that may or may not be original to the gun, probably not. Like I said, just a guess, someone who actually knows will surely debunk my WAG.
     
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    TFoley

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    It's got a post mount on the tang for a raise-up peep sight, too. I was, until today, totally unaware that the indigenous populations were interested in formal target shooting of any kind. Still one lives and learns, right?
     

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