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Bought this 1864 dated rifle/carbine/forager longgun one day at the gun shop.Some bodies Grandpa kicked the bucket so,as it always does,his weapons were all sold off for the betterment of his heirs.DAMNED FOOLS. Anyway it came to me.Interesting outfit but don't know if it was done for the military or done by the commercial bubbas [butchers].Any information other than what is in Flardmans book is gratefully solicited.Thanks.modoc

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Does it have any markings A: on the lock off side wood between the lock screws B: on the left side of the breech of the barrel C: any evidence of the ramrod being cut and re-threaded. Is there a clear stamped eagle on the side of the bolster? These things can help to establish parentage.
 
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