View Full Version : I need help to identify the origins of an musket!

September 15, 2009, 06:35 AM

Is there anyone here who could help me to get more info about this weapon? I.e. the country of origin, appr. age and current cost?

The gun is currently in Norway, where it was stolen from Nazists during the War when they were melting the weapon confiscated from the civilian population.

Thanks in advance.

Bud Helms
September 15, 2009, 09:47 AM
In the Photo Contest forum? :confused:

Let's go to our Research forum.

September 15, 2009, 10:43 AM
The lock looks like some sort of mule-eared underhammer - but ID is a long shot ( ;) ), w/o some clue as to the barrel & receiver top markings, if any.


September 15, 2009, 12:47 PM
Your gun looks very similar to a Norwegian military breech loading percussion rifle ("Kammerlader M.1859") manufactured by Kongsberg Vapenfabrikk in 1860. At least, it's from Norway. See http://www.collectiblefirearms.com/RiflesAntiquePercussion.html with lots of links to detailed photos