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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Cuffler's Corner

I learnt a new word today. A 'cuffler' is an old gun club stubfart, commonly missing one side of his brain - that enjoys antique curios and relics, particularly of the firearm persuasion. I just found this one bandied about on one of the gun forums:

Lookit this. I wonder how it works...

Apparently it is a repeater.
Just looking at it I would say she's a black powder cartridge gun,
but any passing scholars are invited to edjikate us in the comments.


  1. I think you're right about the black powder cartridge. Otherwise, I have no clue.

    The design couldn't have been all that good, as you don't see it today. Hell, I've never seen it in my life, and that's saying something.

  2. I am not certain but I think the word is "cruffler"
    CRUFFLER: Noun. Originally the holder of a Type 03 (C&R) FFL, but now anyone who has an interest in old, historical, or just plain weird firearms for which ammunition is usually hard to come by.
    enjoy your blog & greetings from New Zealand

  3. Yep. We better bring Harold in on this - I will see if we can get his scholarly opinion on this...

    I think it is derived fromthe letters(C&R) FFL

  5. The gun in question is a 1864 50 cal Tripplet & Scott Meridian repeating carbine made by Meriden MFG.

  6. Thanks for the corrections and ID, boys! Crufflers we are, and our mystery gun is henceforth declassified.