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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #135 on: May 03, 2019, 09:34:32 PM »
Our turkey season is open also, but I have not had the urge to go. I listened to two toms gobbling on the roost just at dark this very evening. At one time, I really loved to sit and call in toms. I have killed a ton of them. I do not have to worry about other hunters in the spring out here. This country is full of savy fellers and few tar heels, so it is plenty safe. I like to hunt them in the fall just as well, but I often call them in as well during that time of year just as I do in the spring.

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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #136 on: May 09, 2019, 03:12:50 PM »
My favorite flintlock. A Searles short-barreled fowler in 20 ga. It uses a Colerain barrel, and an L&R Queen Anne lock set.


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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #137 on: May 09, 2019, 04:17:06 PM »
That's a gorgemous fowler EM.
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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #138 on: May 09, 2019, 06:25:44 PM »
EM, that thing is gorgeous!
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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #139 on: May 09, 2019, 07:53:44 PM »
I'll third that EM! Beautiful!!
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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #140 on: May 11, 2019, 03:45:06 AM »
Hi Electric, beautiful gun. Do you shoot it?

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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #141 on: May 15, 2019, 04:02:48 PM »
Thanks, guys. Yes, I do shoot it. I intend to take it out on my next shooting trip. I'll get pics and maybe vid.

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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #142 on: May 18, 2019, 08:57:43 AM »
Not long guns, but still flinters. Both are originals.
French .56 barrel length 9". Lots of gilded stamps and intarsia of silver and gold. Very gaudy. Shoots fine.
English .60 barrel length 8". London proof marks. Lock signed "Griffin". Also shoots fine.
Shot both today using stuff I got from DD4 a month ago (lubed patches, Arkansas flint, cleaning brushes, bore butter etc.)

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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #143 on: May 18, 2019, 09:02:55 AM »
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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #144 on: May 18, 2019, 09:34:01 AM »
Hi Len, those are really neat!!

Do you know how old they are? What loadings do you use?

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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #145 on: May 18, 2019, 10:01:06 AM »
Hello Richard,
they are late 18th century or maybe the very start of the 19th. So, pretty much yearlings with the US constitution. I load 15 grains, which I find good enough for 15 to 20 yards. Would not want to overstress them. I once tried 30 grains, but the recoil was harder than I wanted them to endure. I think the barrels will take it, but the walnut gets a bit brittle after all those years. I haven't made up my mind yet, about whether they are pistols or pieces of art. Great fun shooting them though.

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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #146 on: May 18, 2019, 10:25:12 AM »
Those are beautiful Len! And originals too. Very cool.
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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #147 on: May 18, 2019, 10:47:12 AM »
I won the French beauty at a net auction. Payed $375. Ridiculous.

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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #148 on: May 18, 2019, 04:50:07 PM »
I like both of them. I don't think you paid too much.
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