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Posted 3 years ago

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straitup57
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my grandfather was given this gun by family member- has 1832 engraved on it-symbol that looks like the queens crown-other than that have no other ideas what it is all about! would love some imput

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  1. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 3 years ago
    I'm not sure, but I think it was converted from a flintlock to a percussion rifle or musket, because it looks like the flash pan was removed and the nipple for the percussion lock installed. As a 1832 dated weapon, this conversion would make sense, as flintlocks were still in use then, but not for much longer. I can't see the crown in the photos, but Victoria (if indeed this is a British piece) didn't become queen till 1837, so I guess it would be a "king's crown" - but I think William IV had the same crown design. Of course the crown could be a proof mark for some other monarch. I'm really going out on a limb with all this speculation - someone out there going to throw me a life line?
  2. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Chris-- I don't think you need one!

    I agree with the 1832 date it probably started life as a flintlock.

    The crown is a British hallmark.

    It is hard to tell anything else since the photographs are so unclear and don't show the entire weapon.

    Scott

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