Old Muzzy S x S wall hanger ...With beautiful engravings

Discussion in 'Rifles & Shotguns' started by joerockhead, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. joerockhead

    joerockhead "BOURBON" It's not just for Breakfast anymore ! Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    IMG_3430.JPG IMG_3431.JPG IMG_3432.JPG IMG_3433.JPG IMG_3434.JPG IMG_3435.JPG IMG_3436.JPG This thing must have been amazing in its day...
    I got this from my father-in law.. he's 85 and the youngest of 8 ..
    The only thing he remembers about this gun is that his Grandfather gave it to him and somewhere down the line ...Somebody traded somebody a load of wood in exchange for this gun....?? LOL

    Any Ideas on what it is ??
     
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  2. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    Sweet!!
    And no,we won't ask for a range report!!
     
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  3. rmac

    rmac Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jan 26, 2016
    @joerockhead, if you will edit your post to make pix full we can tell more about it.
    Just above pix click on button for full size.
    Seems to be a rather unusual gun. If those are stalking safety levers in front of the hammers think rifle.
     
  4. joerockhead

    joerockhead "BOURBON" It's not just for Breakfast anymore ! Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    Ill take a few more pics with out the zip ties...
    The stock is weak and I was trying to keep it together... ( yeah with ZipTies ) lol
     
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  5. rmac

    rmac Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jan 26, 2016
    By the legend on the barrels it is German made and this was usually applied to arms for export. The studs in front of and below the locks appear to be the remains of 'gravitating safeties'. There would have been a weak return spring with a counter-balancing weight that would swing up to block the hamners when the gun was placed upright for loading. This was a safety feature used by English and Conntinental guns from the late 1820's until mid 1850's. There will be proof marks on the bottom breech end of the barrels that will help narrow down the age. It is a unique wall hanger.
    Cherish it as a family heirloom,
    Ron
     
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