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Offline ssb73q

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Show us your flintlocks
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:42:36 AM »
Hi, I thought it would interesting if we posted photos of our flintlocks. I have a Pedersoli Kentucky and Hawken. The ignition of these rifles is so slow that I can do my taxes and file them before the rifles discharge.  ;)  My slowpokes:



Even though they are slow ignition, they are a lot more fun to shoot than my percussion rifles.

Show us your stonelocks.

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Richard
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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 10:13:46 AM »
The ignition of these rifles is so slow that I can do my taxes and file them before the rifles discharge.

You must be using TurboTax, I take it? ;)

Show us your stonelocks.

Alas, I have none to show. Someday, perhaps... :'(

Those are some nice rock locks, Richard. Especially the halfstock on the bottom.
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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2019, 01:10:34 PM »
Nice rifles Richard. I wish I had a flintlock to show. I've always wanted one. In fact, I've been thinking about selling a couple of my C&B pistols to finance a flintlock.

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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2019, 04:58:37 PM »
Hmm, it would be fun to take a few group photos of mine and share them on this thread. Perhaps I will do that soon. I have given away three in the last two years though and have either traded or sold four others prior to that.

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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2019, 06:01:23 PM »
Here's mine... I don't know what it is, all I know is its 45 caliber...

I haven't shot it yet but I did light off the pan in my basement, which, fyi, will set off the smoke detectors...
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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2019, 07:21:09 PM »
Boomstick,  your rifle looks like an early CVA or Jukar rifle.  I’d try a .440 cal ball with pillow ticking patch,  and start at about 45 gr FFFG.  They used to have good barrels,  but the early flintlocks weren’t all that reliable.  They have since improved them.