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ARIZONA'S

OL CONGRESS TRADING POST

FLINTLOCKS
RIFLES-MUSKETS-SHOTGUNS-PISTOLS

    I'm going to come right out with this. These babys are hard to identify. Most have no markings at all. A true collector of Flinlocks will be able to get close to who made it by its "style." What that means is this. Each gunshop made their own funiture (gun parts of a sort-lockworks-trigger guards-thimbles-buttplates-various inlays-patchboxes-etc.) and each shop had their own style of making them, thus a true conisieur of Flintlocks can get pretty close. Also theses weapons were styled somewhat by the area that the manufactuer lived in. Although people would learn the trade from a gunsmith and then go out on their own, possibly to a new area, and begin producing weapons that were close to the style of their teacher, thus muddying-up the waters somewhat. Also lockworks weren't always made by the one who made the weapon. These weapons are still made today and have been constantly manufactured since they came on the market, thus an old flintlock say sixty or seventy years old, if well made and used some would appear to be much older. The recently manufactured ones are usually made in the style of a particular gunsmith or area of the flintlock era. These same problems exist with the percussion weapons but they had started marking them more by then.

RIFLES & MUSKETS

    Not the only difference between rifles and muskets, but the main one, at least in this period of firearms, is that muskets have smooth bores and rifles have grooves or rifling in the barrel to spin the patched ball for added accuracy at a greater distance.

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SHOTGUNS

    This section will also include "Trade Guns." These, very popular weapons were generally of large smooth bore caliber, usually .65 caliber or more, and were suitable either for patched ball or loaded as a shotgun, you lost quite a bit in range and some in accuracy but made up for it by being able to hunt small game and still pack only one firearm. This was an all important consideration when most travel was done on foot. This made them very popular as trade goods to settlers headed West, trappers, and Native Americans, already there, for the same reason.

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PISTOLS

    We have some excellent pistols. One that came from back east and was supposed to have been used in the Revolutionary War, that cant be documented but the pistol is the right age and if it was around as with every other pistol, rifle, and shotgun, it was probably used.

MANUFACTURER MATCHLOCK
WEAPONS
FLINTLOCK
WEAPONS
PERCUSSION
WEAPONS
BLACK POWDER
CARTRIDGE
WEAPONS
SMOKELESS POWDER
CARTRIDGE
WEAPONS
MILITARY
WEAPONS
MANUFACTURER
UNKNOWN

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MANUFACTURER MATCHLOCK
WEAPONS
FLINTLOCK
WEAPONS
PERCUSSION
WEAPONS
BLACK POWDER
CARTRIDGE
WEAPONS
SMOKELESS POWDER
CARTRIDGE
WEAPONS
MILITARY
WEAPONS
MANUFACTURER
UNKNOWN

HOME ANTIQUE
GUN
MUSEUM
FLEA
MARKET
ART
GALLERY
NEW!!UNCLE
JERRY'S
AUCTION BARN
MUSIC
STORE
LINKS MAIN
STORE
NEW!!FULL MOON
GUNLEATHER

BACK TO TOP

BELOW IS THE INFAMOUS E-NOTE
PLEASE, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US

DON'T JUST SIT THERE - BUY SOMETHING ALREADY

©MOST GRAPHICS AND TEXT ON THESE PAGES MAY NOT BE USED WITHOUT THE WRITTEN PERMISSION OF ARIZONA'S OL' CONGRESS TRADING POST WEBMASTER---UNCLE JERRY