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    I just came into four new guns, I need help identifying them please.

    I just came into these rifles and they seem authentic enough but I'd like to get some professional opinions. I would like to know the history of them and where they were made...and when. I gather they are not worth much but to me there is no price when you are holding history in you hands. I know there are alot of pictures, I wanted to separate them into different groups but couldn't figure out how. Sorry about that.
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    1 Looks like Mauser 71/84,
    2 Swede 1896 6.5 mm that was made into a deer rifle
    3 Swiss schmidt rubin 1889 7.5
    4 British or Commonwealth 303 SMLE turned into a deer rifle
    5 I cant say about the pistol
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    Hey welcome to our club, we like old military rifles and pistols
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    The pistol is an I.N. JOHNSON U.S. Model 1842 Percussion Pistol. I can't tell by the photos if it's original or not. Unfortunately my work browser won't let me view websites with information.

    There's also a Japanese Arisaka in the pics with an intact mum.
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    Very cool pistol
    I.N. JOHNSON U.S. Model 1842 Percussion Pistol. A total of only 10,000 of these were made by I.N.Johnson between 1853 and 1855.

    https://www.gunsinternational.com/gu...n_id=100560485
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Hey welcome to our club, we like old military rifles and pistols
    good way to introduce yourself too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvera View Post
    good way to introduce yourself too!
    Yes, a very good introduction. Welcome to the forum.
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    Nr 1 is a model 71. The 71/84 has a tube magazine below the barrel. It appears to have been refinished at some point. The receivers were usually in the white.
    Nr 3 is a Jap mod 99 in 6.5 most likely. It appears to be in pretty good shape. It has a stock made up of multiple pieces and the chrysanthemum is intact so it has some value above and beyond normal finds.
    The enfield is a MkIII *
    The Swiss rifle could have been converted to 308 or some other cal. It was common for them to be modified back in the 50s and 60s because the Swiss 7.5 ammunition was not commonly found here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvera View Post
    good way to introduce yourself too!
    Yes it is! Lol!

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    Thank you all very much for the input, now that most of them are identified I'm going to try to see what they might be worth. I think I'm going to keep the infield the stock. I don't think my friend knows what he's going to do with all of the rifles so if any of you are interested in any of the ones listed except the infield let me know, he might be interested in selling them.

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