Want info on old rifle please

Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by PYROLYSIS, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. PYROLYSIS

    PYROLYSIS New Member

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    OK so, I recently acquired this rifle, I have no idea what it is, I cant find any information on it other than it is a W. Jacot rifle. I am unsure of its value or significance in history. I was hoping someone on here could shine some light on this firearm for me :) Thanks!


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  2. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

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    It's a percussion cap side by side Shotgun, probably late 1800s going off of the technology availability, but the presence of the ornate stock kinda makes me think more mid 1800s.

    It looks like it's in great shape, check the barrels for rust.

    NEVER FIRE IT - The barrels might be corroded and measuring a load with even modern black powder might overpressure the charge.
     
  3. XDMAR

    XDMAR Active Member

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    It is precussion shotgun, it would make a nice wall hanger.
     
  4. Big country

    Big country TGT Addict

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    I have to agree with Texas1911, it looks like a shotgun from what I can see. And like he said don't fire it. It could get you some unwanted facial scars.
     
  5. Big country

    Big country TGT Addict

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    Or a really expensive club if your HD shot gun runs out of ammo! :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: Sweet gun tho. It would in fact look great over the fire place.
     
  6. Fisherman

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    nice
     
  7. pawncop

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    Found this on with Google - entering W Jacot shot gun_

    FULLSTOCK KENTUCKY SPORTING RIFLES​
    CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE
    "W. Jacot warranted" (lock, Circa 1835) reconverted Flint Rifle, 50 cal.,
    octagon Barrel, 56 ½" overall, 4-Piece Pierced brass patch box, German
    silver ½ Moon inlay on cheekpiece, Barrel has "S" in script on top flat,
    deep maroon finish of "false curl" maple stock. Good+ condition. $1500.00

    Hope it helps.
     
  8. Jason

    Jason Well-Known

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    pansies... put a magnum load in it and call it a day!!! Looks like a neat piece though on the serious side
     

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