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Can someone tell me what rifle this is? very old with no markings

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by washingtonmtnbiker, May 17, 2011.

  1. washingtonmtnbiker

    washingtonmtnbiker Maple Valley, WA New Member

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    A friend of mine has this and I was wondering if you could identify the rifle. Thanks
     
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    gunluvver Hillsboro, OR Member

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    It's a Snider conversion of a percussion rifle. The British used this type of conversion on their muzzle loaders. Post it on Gunboards.com, lots of knowledge on these over there.
     
  3. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Not a Snider. IIRC they are sidelocks. This one is a backlock. It's french, generally called a Tabatiere. Same idea as the snider---a way to convert muzzle loaders to breechloaders with a side hinged block.
     
  4. washingtonmtnbiker

    washingtonmtnbiker Maple Valley, WA New Member

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    I will look into that, Thank you