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Heatseeker
02-25-2008, 10:29 AM
Can anyone tell me what kind of rifle this is? It appears to be a .22 cal. It isn't in very good shape, the stock is cracked, the finish has been scrubbed off, it's missing the rear sight and the action is all loose. My dad had given it to me several years ago and I'm just wondering what it is.


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Sutcliffe
02-25-2008, 10:39 AM
Like maybe a flintlock with the sideplate removed?

gunrun45
02-25-2008, 10:41 AM
Some kind of early rolling block 22 short no doubt.

VegasND
02-25-2008, 3:44 PM
Do a websearch for 'flobert' or 'parlor' rifle. I think I've got the spelling right.

As I recall, these were small rimfire rifles or pistols often fired inside the home.

Scarecrow Repair
02-25-2008, 7:33 PM
Like maybe a flintlock with the sideplate removed?

On all my flintlocks, if the sideplate were removed, you'd see everything inside, not solid wood.

Heatseeker
02-25-2008, 8:07 PM
Do a websearch for 'flobert' or 'parlor' rifle. I think I've got the spelling right.

As I recall, these were small rimfire rifles or pistols often fired inside the home.

You nailed it! I found this through a google search, Flobert from gunbroker.com:

http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/0/2/2/4/6/0/webimg/107422416_o.jpg

The exact same action as my example.

Thanks for the info!