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windupdevl
02-14-2012, 4:16 PM
Hi all, I have this old blackpowder muzzleloader that may or may not be worth something.

To me, this thing looks like a Westley Richards Monkey Tail. Except for one little thing. It's not a breech loader, its a smoothbore muzzleloader. I pulled the gun apart looking for identification marks and everything seemed to match up with what I could find on the Monkey Tail. Even the clockmaker T.Rigby. The markings on the outside of the plate are very faint but it does say Westley Richards. The date within the triangle behind the hammer is no longer readable. Even the fact that this rifle has no rear sight has me puzzled. Any ideas? I'd like to get a rough date of manufacture and also a value. Thanks.

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