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I have 2 antique black powder rifles

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I have 2 antique black powder rifles and a few other firearms I would like appraised. I have pictures. Is there an expert online I could forward the pictures to?

The shorter rifle is roughly 42 3/8" long with a 28" barrel that is 9/16" OD and 9/32" ID.  The mfr seems to be something like Singer Cardiff.  There is a crown above an R and a couple of other letters (CE maybe?), a star and a fan shaped mark and maybe the number 10 stamped on the stock.

The longer rifle is approx. 46 1/2" long overall with a 22 3/4" stock and a roughly 31 3/4" barrel with an 25/32" OD and a 19/32" ID.  I can't find any distinguishing marks or stamps on this gun.  They may be obscured.  Can you help?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  Will replied 5 years ago.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Hi Will,

What additional information do you need? Is there anything you can tell me with the info already provided? Any educated guesses?

Thank you,

Expert:  Will replied 5 years ago.

I don't like guessing, but if you want a ballpark I can do that...

1. Belgian military musket cut to sporting use, originally in full form (full stock) circa 1854-65...retail $175-325

2. Prussian style breechloader circa 1867-1875, military, Franco-Prussian War era, appears to be full lenght from images, retail $275-475


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