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Dusty Morningwood

SOLD .50 Cal. Tennessee Rifle

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SOLD: Very nice Tennessee style .50 caplock rifle built by respected East Texas gunsmith H.L. Miller. Rifle is stocked in nicely grained Walnut with a couple of minor dings. Nothing heinous. It has a 36" browned barrel, iron fittings and double set triggers. The lock was made by well known Tulsa gunsmith and lock maker W.L. Cochran.  SOLD.

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is that cutout in the stock for a patch box that he never installed?

free bump for a very nice rifle

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It is, I believe, what is called a grease hole.

 

STL Suomi

 

Yes, that is the correct terminology. 

 

Dusty, if you don't have any luck selling here you might try americanlongrifles.org 

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Yes, that is the correct terminology. 

 

Dusty, if you don't have any luck selling here you might try americanlongrifles.org 

Thanks. On my list. I like giving SASS folks a shot.

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It is, I believe, what is called a grease hole.

 

STL Suomi

 

What is the proper use of a grease hole?

It's a new term to me.

Thanks.

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What is the proper use of a grease hole?

It's a new term to me.

Thanks.

 

https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=6256.msg58957#msg58957

 

A grease hole is a hole drilled in the side of the stock about where you'd find a patch box.   This is found on southern guns - like a Tenn. hog rifle.  The hole is filled with lube for the patch.  If the tallow was too soft it might be mixed wth bees wax. 

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What is the proper use of a grease hole?

It's a new term to me.

Thanks.

 

The grease hole was for grease for lubing the patch. Bear grease was popular. Remember, these aren't fancy PA/KY rifles. They were iron mounted and occasionally  didn't even have butt plates.

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Yes, that is the correct terminology. 

 

Dusty, if you don't have any luck selling here you might try americanlongrifles.org 

The folks who run that site must not work very had administering it.  Over the years I have tried several times to register and they never send me the registration confirmation email.

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Check your spam or junk folder. gmail, Yahoo, and a few other  email providers have issues.

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The grease hole was for grease for lubing the patch. 

 

Na, that's not it. Especially on "Tennesse" style rifles. 

 

The hole is for the brass cased compass, which must have fallen out or been removed.  Marbles got their start in TN, then moved to Gladstone, Michigan, during the Civil War. You can find the complete story on the internet.

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I have looked on the 'Net, but can't seem to find it. Do you have a link?

My apologies to OP, DM for my post. This ain't the Wire Saloon.

Muley Gil,  ...  :lol:

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"A little decorum, please."  That's a classical reference, incidentally.;)

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Price drop and new info. added.

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