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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:33 am 

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Location: Old Northwest (Michigan)
Fellow Sharpshooters

The Civil War Talk forum has an entry by a new member whose ancestor served in the 2nd USSS. What makes his post especially interesting is that he has posted pictures of his ancestor's hand made 'heavy' target rifle with mounted telescope; complete with bullet starter, bullet mold and other equipment. Here is his introduction:

I am lucky enough to live in a house built by my great great grandfather, Ira Lunt. He served in 2nd Regiment Company D US Sharpshooters out of Maine. Here is his target/bench Rifle he used. My question is if anyone knows anything about this specific weapon. One pic shows the stamp of where the barrel was cast and the name M. W. Long. I assume this is Malcolm Long the gunsmith. But I can’t find out much about him or his weapons. Was hoping I’d come across a CW gun expert. I’d also love to get it appraised.

A beautiful rifle with a great story and lineage. Enjoy the pictures--I sure did.

Bill Skillman

Twlunt, Nov 7, 2017 ... le.140174/

PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:39 pm 
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Thank you for sharing that! The photos are incredible! And that he has so much to back up that rifle, both accessories and documentation (especially if the "rifle bounty" letter can be found). That rifle is one beautiful piece of art.


Calum Munro

40th PVI, 11th Reserves, Co F

1st USSS, Co H

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