|March 18, 2012, 18:53||#1|
FALaholic #: 32330
Join Date: Oct 2007
looking for knowledgable guys on deringer rifles...
specifically the 1842/1817 rifles. i was offered a trade that perks my interest but i know nothing about this stuff. the rifle, i/e not a smooth bore, has a date code on it of 1842, is marked deringer PHILA on the side plate, has several U.S. stamps, a "circle" P stamp, two cursive proofs that could be JK and JaK, pic's will tell you a little more...
i am wondering if this is anything more than a neat wall hanger, and its value in general.
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|March 19, 2012, 12:45||#2|
FALaholic #: 7638
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Right here
At first glance, it looks good/complete conversion to percussion.
IIRC, this is the original design http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Model_1814_Common_Rifle
Check this http://www.cowanauctions.com/auction...x?ItemId=91655
A better source of information would be found at the North South Skirmish Association forums
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