Comments: Yard Sale Stuff

top one looks like a model 1816 conversion, as you said, chopped down to "sporterize" it. Send me better pics of the lock and I'll tell you for sure...

Posted by Circa Bellum at November 21, 2005 07:22 AM

I will take some better pics later today.

Thanks

Posted by Billy Budd at November 21, 2005 07:31 AM

I'm pretty sure it's an 1816 conversion. These were originally flint and used that way pretty much up to the Mexican War. They were converted, literally by the millions, right before and during the Civil War and were possibly the most used weapon in the first couple of years of that war. Neat find and a (serious) bargain at that...

Posted by Circa Bellum at November 21, 2005 08:55 PM

Thanks, I have a 1844 Mississippi Rifle that is in much better shape. I will post that as my November Playmate of the month. It has a Harpers Ferry Arsenal stamp as well

Posted by Billy Budd at November 21, 2005 09:00 PM

HERE is a resonable facsimile. I think you are correct that it is some version of the 1816 conversion. I will look for a date stamp. I don't think I will find one though. Good deal even in it's rough shape. The guy I got it from thought it was a Revolutionary piece but I told him it was not because of the precussion cap. Hmmmmmmmmm? I will continue to search for a closer match.

Posted by Billy Budd at November 21, 2005 09:12 PM

obese cpeemuu

Posted by Enoch at February 27, 2006 09:46 PM
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