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Offline mazo kid

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My nicest flinter
« on: July 26, 2017, 03:13:39 PM »
This rifle was built for me by a good friend. He also is very talented! The barrel is a Rice 58 caliber round groove, swamped , in the Beck profile. The lock is a Chambers left handed flint. Everything else was hand made. Butt plate, trigger guard, side plate,  stock, sights, coin silver inlays, ramrod tip, barrel keys, etc. I don't believe I have posted this here before.
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Re: My nicest flinter
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2017, 03:15:19 PM »
Engraved lock and wrist

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Re: My nicest flinter
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2017, 03:17:35 PM »
Sliding patch box cover. I have more pictures if there is any interest.

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Re: My nicest flinter
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2017, 03:43:20 PM »
Oooooooh!  But the lock's not on the right side.   ($!
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Re: My nicest flinter
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2017, 06:11:56 PM »
That is gorgeous, Mazo!
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Re: My nicest flinter
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2017, 05:30:28 AM »
Mazo, nice one. A lot of work went into that one.  L@.

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Re: My nicest flinter
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2017, 06:18:39 AM »
Very nice Mazo.   I'm not surprised you own such a nice custom flint lock rifle though.   You have many really nice specimens.

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Re: My nicest flinter
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2017, 07:48:54 AM »
Hi mazo, that is sure one beautiful rifle. How well does it shoot?

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Re: My nicest flinter
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2017, 08:47:47 AM »
What a beauty....and left handed to boot. It don't get much better than that!!!!

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Re: My nicest flinter
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2017, 11:27:14 AM »
"How well does it shoot?" A heck of a lot better than I can hold! It hasn't been shot enough to be broken in. That needs to be rectified and soon. As probably the senior forum member (age-wise) here, I need to be spending more time with my guns while I am still able.
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Re: My nicest flinter
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2017, 06:56:24 PM »
Outstanding!

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Re: My nicest flinter
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2017, 11:40:26 AM »
Thanks for the comments, although they should be directed at the builder. I had wanted a curly walnut stock, but Bob couldn't find any blanks. I then opted for curly maple; that blank chunk of wood cost more than my entire first rifle build! The single trigger is also very nice, a light crisp pull.