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    Unknown rifle

    I got this attic find in NJ for $20, woman just wanted it to be gone. The action is missing so it will never fire again but it still makes a nice wallhanger
    But what is it?
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    Any markings on it, such as maker or Proof marks? And what calibre?

    R.

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    The markings are unreadable, metal is highly pitted (deteriorated). There are several serial numbers readable on metal parts and stock, but that's no help. I'll measure the muzzle when I get home from work.
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    Looks like a French Carbine 1853.Almost 4500 were imported for the Civil War. Here is a link. https://civilwartalk.com/threads/fre....152042/page-2

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    I disassembled it but found nothing written besides more proof numbers.
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