I have a 50 cal Mowrey , has Olney Tx with serial # 5403 on ...

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4 years ago #1
WOODYAUTO
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I have a 50 cal Mowrey , has Olney Tx with serial # 5403 on barrel and buttplate. Anyone know about this? Value and maybe year made? Is it a repo?

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4 years ago #2
JDD
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WOODYAUTO,
The Mowrey guns were made by Mowery co. in Olney in the mid 1970's and later in Waldron Indiana.
They are a metal breech w/ box lock-side hammer, I believe they also made some underhammer models.
They are replicas based on an Ethan Allen design.
I have not seen one sold for quite some time, but I believe the TX made ones are of higher quality.
If in very good condition or better, I would say $350.00 to $450.00.
JDD

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4 years ago #3
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BOy I learned something here...JDD how do you know so much about allthese obscure gun?

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4 years ago #4
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Hi, I have inherited a 50 cal 1776 Mowery centennial rifle , number 50 of 100 made. I am from Wichita Falls so assume it is a Texas made rifle. I do not know if it has ever been shot.

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3 years ago #5
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3 years ago #8
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Mowrey Rifle,

Just a friendly reminder. Buying and selling is forbidden on this site.

Mingo

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2 years ago #9
Gallo Pazzesco
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Correct.

But some of the Mowrey rifles are not serial numbered. I'm surprised yours is quite honestly because none of the ones Dad ordered for the Company came serial numbered. They were special order at the time, made especially for the Company, and I don't think he (Mr. Mowrey) offered them to the general public until after he had made the ones for Ethan Allen. The one I have is supposedly the first one made and it was given as the model piece, to Dad for his approval, before he placed the order for the stores.

My father, who was in the marketing department of Ethan Allen, a Division of the Baumritter (Furniture) Corp in those days out of Danbury Connecticut, ordered the special rifles to be made for the Ethan Allen Showcase Store owners for display in the stores. It was mostly the Southeastern and Texas stores that got them if I remember correctly, but he is still alive and I can ask him. I believe it was around '75 or '76 maybe. Only a handful of them were made for the stores, not all stores got one by a long shot, I still have the one he gave me as a teenager in '76 and again, it is not serial numbered as it was the model piece that was made from an original which was supplied to Mowrey out of the Danbury home office at the time. That original may still be in the possession of Teddy Baumritter's family unless the President, Pat Norton, took it with him when he retired or went to Lazy Boy, I can't remember the whole story.

They are great shooters. I've taken many a whitetail with mine over the decades since.

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1 year ago #10
john
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my 50 cal. has mowry not mowery on it and nothing about Tx or a serial number on it. there is a number 576 and that is all.any info on this would be great.

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1 year ago #11
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I also have Rifle like TXSGRL with same wood, but All Brass furniture, and curl on Butt Plate, but no medallion,

50 MOWREY is stamped on hammer side of barrel.
OLNEY, TEXAS
7154 is stamped on the opposite side of the barrel.

The 'browned' octagonal Barrel is 31 1/2" long
ID at Lands is about .505" & .510 at the groove.
It appears to have a 1:58 - 1:60 Twist, best I can tell.

I'd appreciate any info about this Rifle, and insights on proper projectile types [round, conical, sabot, belted], and best FFFg load for each. Maybe .490 OD projectile w/ .010 patch? Also what size Percussion Cap [10,11, etc.]?

Thanks, BP

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1 year ago #12
Gallo Pazzesco
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