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JDOLBY
October 1, 2005, 01:24 AM
TJ marked on barrel. Probably late 18th or early 19th century.
Wood looks too good, stock probably was replaced.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b26/offpiste/aaDSC00001.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b26/offpiste/aaDSC00002.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b26/offpiste/aaDSC00005.jpg

Any thoughts?
JD

JDOLBY
October 1, 2005, 11:28 AM
TJ initials ... hmmm Thomas Jefferson. LOL :)

Just trying to get this thread rolling.

JD

James K
October 2, 2005, 12:37 PM
Are there any markings at all on the lockplate or on the barrel. There should, or at least could, be proof marks, which would definitely determine the country of origin. Look on the bottom of the barrel as well as the top.

I agree that the stock condition appears inconsistent with the metal condition, so either a replacement or a refinish is a possibility. I must say it is a good job, though.

Jim

JDOLBY
October 2, 2005, 07:05 PM
Hey Jim,
Do you know how to disasemble the stock from the barrel? Will the pins in the stock punch right thru? (without destroying anything) There are no other markings I can see.

JD