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Re: Charcoal burners

#16 Post by indy1919a4 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:11 pm

DaleH wrote:
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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I would love to see some photos or video of you loading & shooting this beautiful rifle

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Re: Charcoal burners

#17 Post by DaleH » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:09 pm

indy1919a4 wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:11 pm
I would love to see some photos or video of you loading & shooting this beautiful rifle
Here is a Youtube of my good friend shooting his percussion version of the Hall rifle. We haven’t made one for the flintlock version yet.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5jya1R4Tyvk

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#18 Post by Tommy Atkins » Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:16 pm

I saw one of those at Harper's Ferry museum's open day.
Ingenious as they were, supposedly they were most unpopular with the troops due to them trapping small, but regular collections of powder granules in the front end of the locking mechanism, because of spills when loading with the breech raised & from leaky propellant gasses flinging them there on ignition. Eventually & unpredictably they would ignite when firing! A most unpleasant experience apparently!
You an actually see the leaks at the breech as it fires in the video.

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Re: Charcoal burners

#19 Post by indy1919a4 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:06 am

DaleH wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:09 pm
indy1919a4 wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:11 pm
I would love to see some photos or video of you loading & shooting this beautiful rifle
Here is a Youtube of my good friend shooting his percussion version of the Hall rifle. We haven’t made one for the flintlock version yet.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5jya1R4Tyvk
Many thanks DaleH.. that was nice.. Worked better then I really thought it would.. Thought the loading may be more complicated..

So when using a paper cartridge any need to ram it down.. or is that why God invented fingers????

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#20 Post by Roy mcleod » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:51 pm

Mine, is a Hopkins and Allen kit. built decades ago.
Model Minuteman W/ authentic type lock mechanism ca 45.
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#21 Post by Roy mcleod » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:57 pm

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#22 Post by DaleH » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:08 pm

Looks great Roy!

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