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Old March 14, 2012, 12:09 PM   #26
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I believe there is a book that has info on these pieces, at the Ohio Historical Society archives. I never did get around to requesting it.

I'd need too dig back through old emails to remember the name of it.
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Old March 14, 2012, 08:35 PM   #27
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I'm pretty sure that was a commercial, factory-made barrel and was very likely never a flintlock.

If you look at the muzzle you can see a circular line where it was lathe dressed and likely held on an arbor and spindle while the flats were dressed.

My guess is the barrel was made post 1850, possibly even post Civil War.

The cup around the nipple was, as someone suggested, a shield. It directed blast and pieces of the cup up and away from the shooter or someone standing beside him.

The style of the stock and furniture also suggests post 1850.
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Old March 15, 2012, 10:14 AM   #28
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Suggest that you visit: "The Log Cabin" shop...

in Lodi, Ohio.

The Kendrigs operate and MAY be able to ID supply additional info.

Google for website.
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