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Here is Ron Gabel's answer to question number 5617

Question:

I purchased a long rifle 15 yrs ago for 450.00.It is labeled with 1833 valley forge and has w.l. evans name on it.It is a percussion piece.Is it of any particular value. Thanks for your time

Answer:

The Model 1816 US Flintlock musket was made by W.L. Evans, Evansburg Pa. c. 1832, 1833. Lock markings are W.L. EVANS/V. FORGE in the center; and the date 1832 or 1833 over US vertically behind the hammar. Converted to percussion the musket retails at $475.

Submitted By: robert mazzuca M.D. On: 1/17/2004 2:26:32 PM

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