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    What is it?

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    Any info on who made? Has anyone seen one before?
    I realize the hammer is missing and I doubt Numerich Arms will have one lol
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    I don't have a clue, but I think I like it. Seriously cool.

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    It's looking like a M1858/67 Bavarian Podewils-Linder Rifle in 13.7mm.....google should have something on it.

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    It's looking like a M1858/67 Bavarian Podewils-Linder Rifle i
    Nope - Year of Manufacture: circa 1860. Action on this rifle is stamped 1802 or is the date stamp ... 1862?
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    It's looking like a M1858/67 Bavarian Podewils-Linder Rifle i
    Nope - Year of Manufacture: circa 1860. Action on this rifle is stamped 1802
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Boy View Post
    Nope - Year of Manufacture: circa 1860. Action on this rifle is stamped 1802 or is the date stamp ... 1862?
    1802 predates the first patent for percussion caps. From the look of the small "0" next to the other number it looks as if the lock was actually stamped 1862 with a damaged #6 or unevenly so the top of the "6" doesn't show. Don't think this would be one of the cases where a much older lock was reused like some percussion conversions. Looks like Rodie got it.

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    I knew someone here could help, Thank's y'all
    Now, should I make a hammer for it and test it? No, but this will make an interesting wall hanger!
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    Just weird enough to pique my interest.

    Make a hammer and shoot it, if it is in shoot-able condition.

    HECK, hunt with it next season!
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    I think it'd be great fun to shoot, I wonder though how well the bolt seals.....could be a bit of gas heading backwards. I know I'd have a hammer on and find out what it can do with a bore that size. No cases to form, just roll up some paper cartridges and have at it.

    According to the interweb, 13.7mm translates to .539ish, so it's kinda big and they're always fun.

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    At one time Dixie Gun Works had an impressive collection of used parts, not sure about now but uyou might call ad ask. Worst case is no but they may know of other sources.

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    Don't go by lock dates. Many older flint type locks were reworked by the arsenals for use with percussion rifles.

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    That is an interesting old rifle !
    I wonder if it holds the record for the most locking lugs on a bolt action ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by onelight View Post
    That is an interesting old rifle !
    I wonder if it holds the record for the most locking lugs on a bolt action ?
    And I wonder how many actually are a bearing surface? I would find or modify a hammer to bring it back to roaring condition if at all possible.

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    Don't know what your plans include for this rifle, but the first time out I think I would tie it in an old tire and use a LONG string on the trigger........................

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    Nice.
    How does the bolt work????

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check