A family member working in Afghanistan found this in an antique shop and sent it to me as a gift. I know that old guns from that region can be hit-or-miss as far as their legitimacy and many are slapped together from driftwood and old plumbing parts to be sold to tourists, and some of the deep tool marks in this piece make me instantly suspicious. It looks like someone took a grinder to it in some spots. On the other hand, it was sent throught the mail......this means it had to be inspected and certified as "pre 1889", went through customs multiple times, and came to me with very official-looking paperwork from the US Government claiming it to be an "Enfield musketoon" produced in 1822. So I'm confused. Anyone have any ideas, or know a good place in the Portland area I could have it inspected and appraised?