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I've come accross a side opening single shot rifle that I need help identifying. The only wood on the gun is the butstock. It doesn't appear that there ever was a fore end. Just a slight lengthening of the action and a big old octagonal barrel. I could not find a caliber marking on it. It is a large caliber though. On the order of .45 or there abouts. There is very little writing on the gun. On one of the flats I found; "Lee's Fire Arms Co., Milwaukee, Wisc., Patd. July 22 (a mark that looks like a sideways eight) 1862. The serial# appears to be 1622. It is for a metalic cartridge as the firing pin on the hammer strikes the center of the chamber. To open the action, you pull the hammer and the trigger back at the same time. The barrel then pivots sideways to expose the chamber. On the right side of the action, there is a button (bump) that slides to the rear and moves the extractor rearward. The barrel looks like it's @ 26" or so. Any ideas guys? :?: :roll:
 

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Re: re: Single Shot I.D.

mjbfhc said:
I would look at a book on antuiqe firearms. Octogun barrels are usually on very old firearms. I think they went out around the turn of the 20th century.
Umm this is how this forum works.
(1) we get as much info as we can from the poster.

(2) We then go to our reference books, gun cabinets , websites etc to answer the posters question.

(3) If we fail, then we tell them an appropriate forum to find the info we seek.

We do not
(1) give up immediately , especially not before someone who may know can happen a long.
 

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Nope no forend. It is a .44 rimfire. the carbine flavor had 450 manufactured between 1863 and 1865 yours is a rifle and had a little higher manufacture number but have no concrete info on that.

not enough examples in excellent or very good condition for pricing but Good condition draws about $1250 fair = $600 poor = $300

or you can get a book on antique guns............. ;)
 
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