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Old March 9, 2013, 11:32 AM   #1
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Not sure what I have

Kentucky style rifle, has 'Wm. Ihm' scribed on the top of the barrel, has a silver heart embedded under the stock just in front of the trigger gaurd. any information would be greatly appreceated.
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Old March 9, 2013, 01:40 PM   #2
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IMO, you have a rifle, most likely built in the 1970's, by Bill Ihm of the Fort Atkinson (Nebraska) Muzzleloaders Club.

AFAIK, he was a BP gunsmith/builder that also made rifles to be used as prizes for the club's annual shoot(s).



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Old March 9, 2013, 03:51 PM   #3
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The inside of the barrel measures 5/8", it is rifled. would this be a 50 cal ?
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Old March 9, 2013, 05:08 PM   #4
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Edit AGAIN, jeez I'm batting a thousand today. My math was right after all. You get caliber from dividing the top number by the bottom number. SO, 5 divided by 8 is .625, so .62 Caliber.
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Old March 11, 2013, 10:20 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone for all the information
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