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Where can you find information on an old Civil War musket?


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2005-09-27 07:43:05
2005-09-27 07:43:05

Try going to or Both have forums where you can post pictures of your firearms and ask for help identifying them. The people on both sites are very knowlegeable about antique military weaponry. If nothing else, I'm sure they can point you in the right direction from there. Good luck. -Jimpie


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