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Old January 14, 2013, 08:07 PM   #2
4V50 Gary
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Brown Bess was pretty common. It could also have been a captured Charleville left over from the French & Indian War. Or it could be a sporting fowler.

If your relative was from Virginia, Pennsylvania or Maryland, he may have belonged to Daniel Morgan's Rifle Battalion and carried a rifle gun.
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