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Jayhawker in TX
February 29, 2012, 10:28 PM
I received what I believe is an old parlor gun from my former father-in-law and am attempting to identify it. The barrel is octagonal but appears to fire a BB or small pellet. The overall length of the gun is 40". but the actual barrel length is only 7". The rear site mechanism is missing.
I have not been able to locate any identifying marks on the piece.
I will attempt to attach a couple of photos from my phone..
Any assistance in identifying this odd piece would be appreciated.

Jim Watson
February 29, 2012, 11:52 PM
Sure looks like a Zimmerstutzen to me.
It might be a pure muzzle loader or it might be a "front loader" with the breech action gone with the sights. See a nice one at:
http://www.pbase.com/halp/zimmerstutzen

Jayhawker in TX
March 1, 2012, 12:54 AM
Thank you for the prompt response, I do not find any indication for a breech loader but the resemblance does definitely indicate that this may very well be a Zimmerstutzen. I will do some searches and see if I can come up with a closer match.