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Old Skool

Discussion in 'Long Guns' started by oli700, May 8, 2011.

  1. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    This one is an L.Pomeroy musket that has been in my family since the Civil War. They used to be flint locks and the Confederate Army converted them the percussion cap. I know all about this one including the armorers name through proof marks
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    This one is the mystery, I believe it is a shotgun. Can’t find any markings at all, although I haven’t taken it apart. I was never told this was passed down but it has been around for years and years. The scene is cool of a bird dog silver and the birds gold. Gold and silver inlay , engraving all over. If anyone has any ideas about this gun I’d like to know….the comb was repaired long ago it looks to me.
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  2. DHonovich

    DHonovich Founder Staff Member Administrator Sponsor "Philanthropist"

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    Very neat! That is really cool that you have had the L. Pomeroy musket in your family since the Civil War. I have zero experience with antique firearms but would like to collect some one day. Have you ever fired them?
  3. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Haven’t fired any antique weapons in my time. I think the musket would need to be worked and it might fire , the shotgun is too far gone imo



    Not antiques but I have fired these quite a bit but its been years. They are fun and quite accurate. I built them both from kit form. Thompson Center Hawken .54 cal and .50 cal
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  4. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    turns out the old shotgun is Belgian made around 1800 give or take a few years but probably early 1800's dont know where it came from but everyone agrees it looks like it could tell a story
  5. DHonovich

    DHonovich Founder Staff Member Administrator Sponsor "Philanthropist"

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    I could only imagine what that shotgun has gone through in the past 200+ years.
  6. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 Guest

    Very nice family heirlooms Oli !! ...thanks for sharing !!
  7. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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  8. walpoler

    walpoler .410

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    My local Cabela's has a nice gun library. Those old relics are a real treat to drool at....
  9. Fronty Owner

    Fronty Owner .270 WIN

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    when I saw old skool, I was expecting something from the 40s or 50s... I didn't expect 1840...
  10. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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  11. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    These are totally sweet Oli!
  12. Ripsnortr

    Ripsnortr 20g

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    Very nice!

    I have been watching a lot of Pawn Stars lately and they have those old rifles come in often. I personally would find it hard to pawn/sell off a family heirlom like that. Do you have any documentation or stories to go along with their age/history?
  13. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    I wish, only word of mouth. The shotgun is something my Grandpa picked up I believe and don’t think its been in the family before that. The Pomeroy has been, and I am the first male in three generations to have it. It went from my Great Great Grandpa to my Great Grandma to my Grandma to my Mom and now to me. I could never sell it....It would have to be a stupid amount and I know they are not worth that much.

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