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    Default Mowrey made in Texas..

    In a local shop and seems to be a quality black powder rifle. It has a brass frame and butt plate, heavy octagonal barrel with deep cut rifling. I have done little research and it seems the earlier Mowreys were better than the late ones..this would have a 1 in 60 twist. I am not sure of the caliber on this one. Any more info would be appreciated.
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    I really like the Mowrey's, very well made, and they are great shooters. If the price was rite, I would buy it.
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    Stuffy, Went back to look at the muzzleloader. It is marked .50 Mowrey, Olney Texas. It has a SN#1702 on underside of butt plate. The bore is dirty but not rusted or pitted..deep cut rifling and a great looking crown. Worth $249?
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    Yes it is worth every penny of that. I had one of the Mowreys in 50 cal for a long time. They are nice looking guns and very high quality.
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    Look anything like this?




    This is 17XXX, Texas Mowrey .54.

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    $249 is a good price, I would pay that.
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    Yes,,not as purty though..I have seen that one in my searches and it is the same style and a beauty....Ethan Allen?
    Quote Originally Posted by madcratebuilder View Post
    Look anything like this?




    This is 17XXX, Texas Mowrey .54.
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    Here's a picture of a .58 cal. Mowrey, made in Texas.
    A friend of mine has a 12 gauge smoothbore Mowrey for sale, wish I had the extra money, I'd have it.
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    Thanks for posting those pics and providing some more info..I have obviously fallen into a nest of enablers and will have to post pics of the .50 cal. Mowrey tomorrow.
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    Default pics of Mowrey rifle

    Took it to local gun smith and he remembered these Mowrey muzzle loaders. We dropped a light down the bore and it looks really good..just dirty. Just wiped the bore down..really great..now hot soapy H2O flush. The search for the right stuff to do this thing. I am not going to polish that brass ...it just looks better with some age showing..I guess this is a late 60's production. It will need a sight leaf. Click image for larger version. 

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    Last edited by coneten; 05-18-2010 at 01:53 PM.
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    I once had a Mowery 50 cal serial 1903. I sold it to a friend who has now passed away. The family still has it. One day I might see if I can buy it back. Heck I paid 260.00 for it back in the early 80's so you did good at the price you bought yours for.

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    You did well, I really like the looks of it, and please don't polish the brass, it looks so much better with the passing of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuffy 25th IA View Post
    You did well, I really like the looks of it, and please don't polish the brass, it looks so much better with the passing of time.
    Thanks. The wood actually has more figure but it has to be in a different light. The thing is awful heavy though and some Uncle Mikes swivels and a cheap sling should do the trick. Just kidding.
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    Coneten, Beautiful rifle and a great deal. Congrats. Yes I was able to finally register. Looks like alot of information here!

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    I always had my eye on those back in the day. Nice rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoosierDaddy View Post
    I always had my eye on those back in the day. Nice rifle.
    Back in the day you had your eye on an atlatl. Check out my new Danish return...I missed out on those a few years ago. I do like the Mowrey..there was a beautiful 12 gauge smooth bore on the trader a couple of weeks ago.
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