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#1 Post by Burner » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:52 pm

My .45's

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#2 Post by nobiz » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:16 pm

Nice. Did you make them? What brand are they?

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#3 Post by Tommy Atkins » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:22 pm

NIce! here's my .50 CVA Hawken percussion carbine & the .44 Remmy 1858 by Uberti.
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#4 Post by Rapidrob » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:39 pm

Timing is everything. I just cast up 250 .58 Mine' Balls for my Zouave. I miss the fun of clouds of smoke and the slow shooting.
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#5 Post by HectorFuego » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:20 pm

Very nice. There's something elegant about the old side-locks. I started shooting BP in the early '70's. My first one was an $18.50 belt pistol kit gun from CVA. Lots of fun and pretty accurate in the right hands.

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#6 Post by Tidewater_Kid » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:32 pm

Here is one of mine. Tradition's St. Louis Hawken kit.
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#7 Post by Tidewater_Kid » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:35 pm

Another
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#8 Post by Tidewater_Kid » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:37 pm

Here'a another kit.
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#9 Post by DaleH » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:13 pm

Here's one of my longer flint smoothies, 75-caliber and 60" barrel ... yet only weighs ~7-1/2 pounds.
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#10 Post by Tidewater_Kid » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:32 pm

DaleH,

That's an interesting looking rifle. Who made it?
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#11 Post by DaleH » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:49 pm

Tidewater_Kid wrote:
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That's an interesting looking rifle. Who made it?
It is a smoothbore, Fusil de Boucanier - French smoothbore, by contemporary builder Jackie Brown, with barrel by Greg Christian.

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#12 Post by DaleH » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:08 pm

Here's another ... Hall flintlock breech-loading rifle, patent date 1811, from Harper's Ferry aresenal. What an amazing & unique rifle! A breech loading flintlock, patent date 1811, in 52-caliber. Look at the bore - looks NEW! Best pictures I could take using the schmart phone ... It should be in a museum. Maybe it is, 'mine' that is - but I shoot the toys in my museum collection! This is the last arm in the evolution of the flintlock arm.
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#13 Post by roverboy » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:25 pm

DaleH, that is one neat flintlock. Nice.

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#14 Post by Tidewater_Kid » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:03 am

DaleH

Thanks for sharing!
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#15 Post by Burner » Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:25 pm

Nice. Did you make them? What brand are they?

Nope I didn't make them, I haven't made a BP kit since they stopped being $25 each at K Mart in the early 80's. What brand are they? Cheap they were soobies kits at one time. But they shoot very well.

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