Awesome that you got it removed! Awesome!
My schooling wasn't wasted after all.
I know nothing about scope repair. It can't be that hard though since it wasn't nitrogen sealed. If I were to tackle it, I'd document everystep so I can reassemble it correctly.
You may have to make special spanner wrenches to unscrew the lens.
Is the rear of the scope free floating on that elevation rest? If so, I suspect removing the screw at the side opposite the lock and on the bottom of the trigger guard will allow you to separate the stock from the scope and barrel. Do not attempt this until you hollow grind a couple of screwdrivers to fit the screws. You don’t want to chew up the screwheads.
View attachment 164784 View attachment 164785 View attachment 164786 View attachment 164787 I am lucky enough to live in a house built by my great great grandfather, Ira Lunt. He served in 2nd Regiment Company D US Sharpshooters out of Maine. Here is his target/bench Rifle he used. My question is if anyone knows anything about this specific weapon. One pic shows the stamp of where the barrel was cast and the name M. W. Long. I assume this is Malcolm Long the gunsmith. But I can’t find out much about him or his weapons. Was hoping I’d come across a CW gun expert. I’d also love to get it appraised.
option 1 is fine by me. Even though it would be pretty darn cool to fire his gun I can't see the reward outweighing the risk. This is a family Heirloom and a great piece of history and that is all I ever need it to be. I was just curious. I posted on another forum and I have to say I received some bad information and a much less friendly banter. I originally posted for two reasons.
1. to find out as much as possible.
2. Share this with all of you. As a civil war student I feel it is selfish to hide it away and not let others enjoy!
You guys have far exceeded my expectations and made me feel very welcome. Sadly I can't say the same for other forums. Thank you very much for taking the time to help me.
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