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Thread: Questions on repro Flintlock Rifle

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    Default Questions on repro Flintlock Rifle

    I have acquired a interesting flintlock rifle that is marked Turner Kirkland Union City Tennessee on the barrel. I know Turner was the man who started Dixie Gun Works but there is no mention of that on the gun (although I have not removed the lock yet to see if there is anything on the inside of the lock) and wonder if this was something that he put together prior to starting DGW or was it a "line" of rifles or maybe even a kit that was offered by DGW. Anybody have knowledge of these guns? Pictures will be posted soon and thanks for any responses.

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    Photographs would help to identify what you have, identification will be impossible without seeing it.

    His earliest rifles were made during the mid-1950s through early 1960s and they were manufactured in Belgium. Are there any proof marks on the barrel?

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    I do not see any Belgian proof marks or any other marks other than the Turner Kirkland stuff on the top flat.
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    Definitely a machine made gun, not a custom "one off". Have you removed the barrel and checked the bottom flat for proof marks?

    DGW was still selling that version of their lock into the '80s.

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    Very early Dixie rifle. Might want to get a hold of some of their catalogs (1980 or earlier) and see if its listed. I have some but away from them now. Heck they may even want to buy it back after all these years.

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