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Here are a few pictures of a very interesting German Jaeger rifle. It started life as a flintlock in the early 1700's. Converted to percussion at some later date. I can't read the makers name on the lock, but it has A SUHL below the name. Note the beautiful brass fittings and the lack of full metal buttstock. Also the brass strap reinvorced wooden trigger guard. It has a damascus barrel. The most interesting thing is the fact that it has straight groove "rifling". It is about 65 Cal. It is in shooting condition and I do plan to fire it.
 

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Nice rifle, I think this was probably built to take on boar. The straight rifling IIRC was more to reduce the effect of fouling over an extended shoot rather than to stabilise the ball.

You plan to fire it! Excellent, a man after my own heart sir!

Let us know how it does!
 
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