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I'm not sure just how to start this, but, several years ago, a friend of mine gave me this Rifle. He said that he thought it had been used at the Alamo.

This person is not known for his exaggerations, but, I'd like a comment from those who know something about this type Rifle, as to the possibility of truth in his statement.

I know the picture shown is not all that good, and if I need to get other views of it, to better identify it's Mfg/Model I will. Also, if anyone has a comment on it's value, that would be appreciated.

I think this is called a Cap/Ball Tower Rifle.



Any help you can give will be appreciated
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I'm by no means an expert but I wouldn't consider that rifle an original. The reason the Alamo fight was in 1836 and precussion caps weren't introduced until 1839. They were first used used on production weapons in 1842 when the English used them on the modified Brown Bess.
 

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AWWW shucks !

It's just a couple of years, you don't think you could make an exception for this one ! :D :D
 

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Auctually I did some more checking to see if I could find some additional information. The US military had a Hall rifle with precussion caps before the Brown Bess. The key word may be "Production". I hope someone smarter than me will weigh in on this thread.
 

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Monte,

I certainly appreciate your help with this, I barely know anything about modern Firearms, much less those of yester year.
But, attempting to give the benefit of the doubt to my friend, and, since the Alamo was occupied until about 1876, is it possible that this piece, may have at least been "used/at" at the Alamo (not necessarily fired in battle) ?
 
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