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Old February 29, 2012, 10:28 PM   #1
Jayhawker in TX
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Parlor gun?

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.
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File Type: jpg BP Pellet Gun nipple.jpg (245.5 KB, 56 views)
File Type: jpg BP Pellet Gun.jpg (121.1 KB, 51 views)
File Type: jpg BP Pellet Gun hammer & Trigger mech.jpg (243.9 KB, 49 views)
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Old February 29, 2012, 11:52 PM   #2
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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
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Old March 1, 2012, 12:54 AM   #3
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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.
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