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Re: Let's see your black powder rifles
Reply #15 - Oct 8th, 2016 at 2:48am
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.50 early Lancaster (1770)  rifle 42" swamped barrel 1/56 twist with hand cut round bottom rifling ,walnut stock, iron fittings .



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Reply #16 - Oct 8th, 2016 at 3:07am
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.54 J Henry English type rifle with the barrel cut down to 34"  for use off a horse ( by and  for Trappers and Indians , not me), hand cut round bottom rifling 1/56" twist, correct aperture sight fitted . This is my deer rifle



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Reply #17 - Oct 8th, 2016 at 3:15am
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.40 cal rifle with 44"  hand cut round bottom rifling swamped 1/48 twist barrel , single trigger Chambers lock . Maple stock , brass fittings . Bunnies - small deer with this ..40 was the 223 of the day.




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Reply #18 - Oct 8th, 2016 at 3:18am
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.54 Uberti Hawken 1/66 twist 32" barrel . My only Caplock and oldest owned rifle .

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Reply #19 - Oct 8th, 2016 at 3:28am
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.69" ball or 20 ga shot Chiefs Grade trade gun  smooth bore 42" octagon to round barrel, shoots ball or shot .
This is the type of gun traded to the US natives for furs etc .1680 onwards



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Reply #20 - Oct 8th, 2016 at 3:37am
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.50 31" smooth bore Matchlock circa 1480 , the match is swung into the pan by squeezing the trigger , there is no sprung lock as such , that comes later. This gun is surprisingly accurate , the aperture tube helps a lot, once the match hits the pan ignition is instantaneous .



Lock detail , the cover on the pan , small lever, is the only safety , that and throwing away the slow match




Made by Jurgen Krakel USA

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Re: Let's see your black powder rifles
Reply #21 - Oct 8th, 2016 at 4:21am
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These are my shooting essentials
Powder horn and possibles bag or shooting pouch and contents
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Hemp tow for cleaning , capping tool , screw worm for putting tow on , antler handle awl , above: flash hole pick and screw driver combined , Iron adjustable powder measure , small priming horn with ffff powder ( original) , above flints , Black English and amber French , bark dyed cotton ball pouch and balls, Short starter and patch knife on possibles bag



I forgot the pillow ticking patches and bullet mould
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Reply #22 - Oct 8th, 2016 at 1:15pm
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Been on here a lot recently, but this page has grown since I first looked at it.
Those Deerstalker's look a good practical shooter - can see why they're so popular.
And 'Flintlock' - I think I can see why you gave yourself that user name - that's an impressive array you have there - very nice.
I dragged my gun out today and took some photos, then I looked at uploading a couple and got totally lost. Think I'll need some help here - so, one day - perhaps.
  
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Reply #23 - Oct 8th, 2016 at 9:40pm
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same SF90 Wink
  

be good...And careful
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Reply #24 - Oct 8th, 2016 at 11:33pm
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I dragged my gun out today and took some photos, then I looked at uploading a couple and got totally lost. Think I'll need some help here - so, one day - perhaps.

If you look at the Board Index , Black bar at the top of the page there is an uploading Images section , which may help
  

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Reply #25 - Oct 9th, 2016 at 4:30am
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Yep, looked at that yesterday - and that's where I got lost.
Today I've got a different problem - those images I downloaded yesterday have gone somewhere - and I don't know where.
My fifteen year old thinks I'm dumb - but he couldn't find them either.
Anyway - have had enough for now so I think I'll bugger off to the garage and do some procrastinating.
  
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Re: Let's see your black powder rifles
Reply #26 - Oct 10th, 2016 at 6:01am
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Yep, looked at that yesterday - and that's where I got lost.
Today I've got a different problem - those images I downloaded yesterday have gone somewhere - and I don't know where.
My fifteen year old thinks I'm dumb - but he couldn't find them either.
Anyway - have had enough for now so I think I'll bugger off to the garage and do some procrastinating.


I'm technically challenged, but what i have found that works for me is to open the forum page then go to the image hut and upload my pics from my PC, once they have loaded I open the forum on another tab / page ( using google chrome ) I then make the post / reply etc I want, then put in the icon for images ( selected from the bar above the typing portion )
Then i go back to the first tab I opened that has the image hut still up. Highlight the BB line and paste it between the 2 (IMG) (IMG)  symbols. Might be long winded but it works ok for me,
  
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Reply #27 - Oct 10th, 2016 at 8:21am
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I appreciate you guys trying to help. Thing here is I'm okay with a hammer and file, but I'm one of those people shouldn't be allowed to own a computer.
Anyway - by this morning I'd got over the hump and decided to have another go.
Got two reasonable (a bit dark) photos downloaded on the computer - and I know where they are.
So - I opened an account with Photobucket and fired those images off via email. Last I looked, they'd either missed or were taking a while to get there.
Next option was to email those photos to a mate who's got a better grip on these things than me - and see if he can do it - 'cept the bugger's gone off visiting and won't be back for a while.
All that had me wondering whether it was worth it, then I thought - stuff it, those photos are going on here one way or another.
And all that's on top of forgetting my wife's 50th birthday the day before yesterday which gave her an excuse to empty her head of some critical words - things already not being good  because I'd laughed when she'd stood on one of her dreads and ripped it off her head.
  
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Reply #28 - Aug 31st, 2018 at 6:43am
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Ha, ha, ha - my son did it for me ....................

Built from a kit - Lancaster style, 38" barrel; .54 cal; 8lb.
I shoot a paper patched, hollow pointed minie out of this because they load so easy and shoot as well as the RB.




  
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Re: Let's see your black powder rifles
Reply #29 - Sep 5th, 2018 at 12:24am
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Nice rifle , judging by the quality of the finish I'd say you are more than a hammer and file man . What make is the lock and the barrel .? is it a TOTW kit?
  

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