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Offline timmyd

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Anyone have any idea who this may be?
« on: September 29, 2022, 01:03:40 pm »
Found this antique looking flintlock. This name engraved on the barrel. Looks like O.E. Wiltrout. Tried to search Google but didn't get anywhere.

Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Anyone have any idea who this may be?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2022, 08:58:07 am »
The browning looks contemporary to me, more pictures of the lock trigger guard, butt plate and the whole rifle may help determine if it is old or newer.

Offline timmyd

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Re: Anyone have any idea who this may be?
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2022, 09:45:53 pm »
This is the best I could do

Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Anyone have any idea who this may be?
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2022, 11:29:41 pm »
That has a really long barrel, looks like a 46" one. I do think it is contemporary, a lefty which is unusual, the inlays on the butt wouldn't normally be found on an original.

Offline GlisGlis

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Re: Anyone have any idea who this may be?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2022, 06:19:16 am »
I know nothing about guns but the appearance of the writing looks contemporary to me

Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Anyone have any idea who this may be?
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2022, 08:59:49 am »
I think I misspoke, what I see as inlays is actually a patch box.

Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Anyone have any idea who this may be?
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2022, 08:20:57 am »
After looking it over the best can, I see it has quality workmanship, the name on the barrel is very well done, this would suggest the rest of the gun was executed well also.

It has the lines of a southern rifle; the poured pewter nose cap is another indicator of quality work. I can't tell for sure but it may have a late Ketland lock on it, most southern rifles have this type of English style lock.