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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PPCguy, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. PPCguy

    PPCguy Ridgefield New Member

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    A senior citizen is thinking of selling an old rifle he has had for many years. He says it is a "W S Scott" cap & ball musket in .577 cal. It has a bayonet and scabbard and is supposed to be from the year 1844. I have checked Flayderman's Guide, Blue Book and the internet without success. If anyone has any information on this old rifle, I would appreciate hearing from you. I am aware that in that era, there were many small arms manufacturers. I have not seen it so I can't offer much more information about it.
     
  2. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    Assuming the year is off by a few years then matching the general timeframe to the caliber it is probably a British Enfield .577 musket which is our British friends counterpart to the US Springfield .58 cal musket. Both muskets were used in the Civil War. They were produced I believe in the early 50's. I'm to lazy and tired to go to the shop to look it up. But this should help you begin to narrow your search.

    If I recall correctly, WS Scott was a manufacture who merged with Webley in the mid 50s. Scott produced components for the Enfield rifles.
     
  3. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    W.C. Scott Rifles for sale, gun auctions and gun classifieds for W.C. Scott Rifles at GunsAmerica. Refine your search for W.C. Scott Rifles with the choices below.

    Webley & Scott

    Extraordinary Exhibition Engraved W.& C. Scott Jacob Percussion Rifle Made for The 1862 International Exhibition in London, England with W.& C. Scott Letter

    Webley & Scott Shotguns For Sale

    Scott musket - YouTube

    I would venture that its a W & C Scott firearm. And that either the stamping or engraving is off or damages or dictated wrong. I could be wrong it is also very possible that a seperate partnership was developed for Military contracts that involved Scott and not Wiebly

    It could be quite valuable depending on if it is a military weapon (much less valuable due to volume made) or a civilian firearm. I would require appraisal by an actual expert not some dudes on the internet.
     
  4. PPCguy

    PPCguy Ridgefield New Member

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    I did some reading on the W C Scott rifles and didn't feel it was the right match. OFADAN is probably correct in that it is a British Enfield used in the Civil War. Thanks for the comments. That helps my search.
     
  5. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    With an interest in "the old ones", this thread has been an education to me already, and all I can offer is my appreciation for the OP bringing the question forward. I received a mild "kick in the pants" to learn about something I did not know.

    Thank you.