Damn campdogs, big one peed middle of the tarp soon as I set it down ... Not much of a view, but the amenities are closeby and pretty clean lol...
The shape of the bolt and groove in the stock suggests the rifle is a single shot Lithgow .22 - sorry Roger, don't mean to shoot you down in flames (pun?) but . . . you were the youngster holding it but I reckon I'm on the money.
Yeah, You could be right. When I posted the pic I was thinking it looked a little small and not like a .303. I do remember my cousin did bring up a couple of rifles and remember him showing us how he could crack a branch way down the paddock with his army rifle. Probably thought it was a little to big for a little to small kid, so he gave me the smaller one to hold. I guess the memory of the big gun going off stirred me up a little, or maybe I did not want the truth to get in the way of a good storyThe shape of the bolt and groove in the stock suggests the rifle is a single shot Lithgow .22 - sorry Roger, don't mean to shoot you down in flames (pun?) but . . . you were the youngster holding it but I reckon I'm on the money.
Yeah, it will be interesting to find out whether we are correct. Like I said, Roger put me under the pump there - I've never seen a rifle like it (other than in a movie) but I sure would like to use a rifle like that. I hope Roger gets back to us regarding it.I'll throw my hat in the ring, with it being a Spencer
Those guys ( father and son) were big shooters both sport and hunting, that sheds my lounge room. HahaThat projectile would most likely be a .54 calibre muzzle-loader. Never fired a muzzle loader but knew a bloke who hunted deer with one.
I reckon that shed would be more than interesting.
I'll give you that one. Unfortunately I had to pass it on as part of a family estate. Once was owned by my brother who brought it over from Europe in early 1960.Putting the pressure on Roger. First thoughts were Martini-Henry but you blew that thought away with the 1865 manufacture date.
Early American carbine? I can't recall the western movie I saw it in - might have been Soldier Blue - anyway I reckon and I'm really guessing here - it could be a Spencer Carbine.
Interested to hear what it is though and do you still own it.