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Typical Sat morning, raining. Started checking out local stuff. Found a Trapdoor that I've made arrangements to look at and possibly an Ohio original muzzleloader. Guy sent me the pic of marks on Trapdoor and is supposed to dig out ML by the time I get there. Also found another 99, no idea of cal or condition. Also stopping to look at a M57 Marlin. Should end up with a gun or two this weekend.
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Typical Sat morning, raining. Started checking out local stuff. Found a Trapdoor that I've made arrangements to look at and possibly an Ohio original muzzleloader. Guy sent me the pic of marks on Trapdoor and is supposed to dig out ML by the time I get there. Also found another 99, no idea of cal or condition. Also stopping to look at a M57 Marlin. Should end up with a gun or two this weekend.
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Some big stamps on that trapdoor. Old ONG gun?
A Zinnia Ohio ML is what really lit my muzzle loading fire. Awesome gun, full stock about .35 caliber. My friend whose father owned it let me shoot it.
I helped mold ball on an old scissor mold. Rolled the ball between two steel plates to make them round and get rid of the sprue.
 
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I didn't buy the Trap Door. Stock was broken and dry rotted, bands missing, bore was shot, breech loose. The lock was only
decent thing on it. $700 was bottom dollar. The Ohio Gun was a half stock smooth bore of about .56 cal. Cap lock and I think it was
a fowling piece. Lock was from a French musket. No markings other than lock, sale price $500. They also had a wire twist double
that was total junk. They said they are going to put them on eBay, where people know what they are worth.
 
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I didn't buy the Trap Door. Stock was broken and dry rotted, bands missing, bore was shot, breech loose. The lock was only
decent thing on it. $700 was bottom dollar. The Ohio Gun was a half stock smooth bore of about .56 cal. Cap lock and I think it was
a fowling piece. Lock was from a French musket. No markings other than lock, sale price $500. They also had a wire twist double
that was total junk. They said they are going to put them on eBay, where people know what they are worth.
You should have bought that trapdoor and put tacks all over it. That makes it an Indian gun and even more valuable to the eBay crowd. :burnout:
With a loose breech that would make it about worthless.
 
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