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Old 09-22-2013, 5:12 PM
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My buddy just inherited 2 flintlock rifles. He hasn't gotten back to me with details on the markings, but I thinking maybe someone here would be familiar with these. I've attached a crappy phone-cam pic.


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Old 09-22-2013, 5:20 PM
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Yes, there's two of them. Neither one is a flintlock.

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lol, thanks for confirming that! don't I feel silly Any ideas what they are?
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If it's any consolation the one on the left looks like it was converted from a flintlock. The one on the right looks like a hodge-podge of parts from different guns.
They are both "percussion."
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I found a similar rifle to the one on the left: http://www.gunauction.com/search/dis...temnum=8088957

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my buddy says the one on the right is a 1862 Peabody
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That's a Peabody with a cut-down stock.

Not sure about the percussion rifle.
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Is the Peabody rifled, or a smooth bore?
There's a lot of history with that one.
http://www.shootingtimes.com/2010/09...eabody_200910/
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Emdawg is correct. That is a cut down Peabody. It was made between 1866-1871. The other rifle, a converted flintlock rifle, is one I'd like to see more photos of. Also, can you see any markings on the flintlock?
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