What is this musket and what’s it worth?

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  • Yanzi

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    Cleaning out grandmothers house and came across this musket. It seems pretty old and according to family stories it was her father’s elephant gun he used to go to Africa and hunt with. It’s hard to get a good picture of as it’s about 7 foot long. The stock is inlayed with mother of pearl and the buttplate seems to be blondwood. Any information y’all might have would be great.
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    SwampyDog

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    That is most likely what is referred to as an African trade gun. The colonials and merchants of the day used to trade muskets and parts to make them, often of lower quality or surplus, for slaves and goods. Value can be all over the place on those things because they are often impossible to nail down age wise because they were used and often still made well into to the 20th century.
    I second the Rock Island suggestion
     

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