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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-22-2009, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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need expert in antique muzzleloaders

So my dad bought this antique muzzleloader from a crackhead for 200 bucks. the only real reason he bought it is because its got a hammer carved into a gryphon and the stock it a hand carved gryphon head. My father is a member of the Gryphons MC hence the whole gryphon fetish. he said the crackhead said it was found in a vault under a building in dallas.......who knows how much of this is true but all of the etchings on the gun are covered in crud and my dad doesnt want to just start cleaning it without consulting someone with more experience with older weapons. I will try to get some pictures taken and posted but anyone with some knowledge or that can point me in the right direction would be much appreciated. He doesnt want an appraisal so to speak but just wants to know more about it and if its possible to restore/clean up

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-22-2009, 06:08 PM
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Maybe if he bought it from a crackhead its also stolen and belongs to someone else? Or could have even been used in a crime(unlikely, I know, but seriously, buying a weapon from a "crackhead"?)

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he mainly bought it because again.....he is a member of the Gryphon Ellis County MC and it had gryphons all over it. he is a retard i know but now that he has it he wants it appraised/restored/ and wants to know what the hell it actually is.

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If you use oil and super fine steel wool, you can get away with cleaning the grime off and not harming the finish. Go light, go slow. If it shines, you fucked up.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-28-2009, 03:54 AM
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Have someone look at it before even thinking about cleaning it. On some guns, dirt/wear=more $.

Post some pics. I wanna check this thing out.

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