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Need your help to identify rifle

Discussion in 'Civil War Weapons and Ammunition' started by birel21y, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. birel21y

    birel21y Cadet

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    It appears to be a cut down Springfield 1842 model, however the trigger guard is much thicker and a different design. Also, the barrel is "hex" or octagon and smooths out to be round. There are no markings except for the "ss" on the side.
     

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  3. Story

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    Those photos are positively huge. Can you edit them down a bit?
     
  4. Don Dixon

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    Its a Muster 1854 Type II Austro-Hungarian Army System Lorenz rifle that was "sporterised" following its sale as surplus after the Civil War. The lack of the Emperor's double headed eagle and date on the lock, and the lack of a cheek piece on the left side of the buttstock, indicates that it was one of the weapons produced by an Austrian arms contractor for export early in the Civil War.

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    Don Dixon
     
  5. birel21y

    birel21y Cadet

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    Thanks so much, Don! Spot on.
     
  6. birel21y

    birel21y Cadet

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    I paid $190, Is that a decent price?
     
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    Welcome From THE Heart Of Dixie. Don is indeed spot on. $190 is a fair price. Most collectors really prefer the unaltered ones.
     
  8. JOHN42768

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    Welcome, enjoy
     
  9. Jobe Holiday

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    As to what you paid for it....Do you like what you bought? Are you happy with it? Does it please you to have it? If your answers are "Yes", then don't worry about it!
    J.
     
  10. originalrebelyell

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    For the price I would say you got a good deal.
     

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