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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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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, 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 #4 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.

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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2019, 10:01:21 AM »
This is one of mine. Will have to take some pictures of others.
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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2019, 10:21:11 AM »
I wish I had a flintlock to show. I've always wanted one.

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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2019, 10:50:10 AM »
I am going to have to make a couple of posts here as my computer is not letting me post 3 pictures. Must be to large.

This picture is of 3 of my flinters,

top: Virginia Rifle, .36 caliber, circa 1820 - 30
Middle: Lancaster Pennsylvania, Issiac Haines style. It is .50 caliber, circa 1770 - 80
Bottom: Transitional style, .62 caliber smooth bore. Circa 1720 - 30
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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2019, 11:43:18 AM »
I wish I had a flintlock to show. I've always wanted one.

If you once get bitten by the flintlock bug, there is no going back!

I know, that's what I'm afraid of. 

No different then C&B pistols. I just keep getting more, even though I don't need them.
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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2019, 11:45:04 AM »
I am going to have to make a couple of posts here as my computer is not letting me post 3 pictures. Must be to large.

This picture is of 3 of my flinters,

top: Virginia Rifle, .36 caliber, circa 1820 - 30
Middle: Lancaster Pennsylvania, Issiac Haines style. It is .50 caliber, circa 1770 - 80
Bottom: Transitional style, .62 caliber smooth bore. Circa 1720 - 30

Not only do you have 3 ultra cool rifles, you have 3 ultra cool ORIGINAL rifles!!! Here's to you Sir!  )l_
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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2019, 12:50:52 PM »
I wish I had a flintlock to show. I've always wanted one.

If you once get bitten by the flintlock bug, there is no going back!

I know, that's what I'm afraid of. 

No different then C&B pistols. I just keep getting more, even though I don't need them.

Is that ever the truth! I am always looking for one I do not have or a good buy one one I do! ha
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2019, 12:52:43 PM »
I am going to have to make a couple of posts here as my computer is not letting me post 3 pictures. Must be to large.

This picture is of 3 of my flinters,

top: Virginia Rifle, .36 caliber, circa 1820 - 30
Middle: Lancaster Pennsylvania, Issiac Haines style. It is .50 caliber, circa 1770 - 80
Bottom: Transitional style, .62 caliber smooth bore. Circa 1720 - 30

Not only do you have 3 ultra cool rifles, you have 3 ultra cool ORIGINAL rifles!!! Here's to you Sir!  )l_

None of these are originals. I do have a few C&B originals however. These are all custom built reproductions of originals.
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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2019, 01:06:59 PM »
I bought a Kentucky long rifle when I was 13. It was the worst POS I'd ever seen but then I knew nothing about flinters. I never bought another one. I would like to have one now tho.
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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2019, 02:46:02 PM »
The lock and a sharp flint are probably the most important part of a flintlock. Of course things like a good barrel help.

With a good lock and sharp flint you should have zero delay. Pull the trigger and it should go bang!

I think the best production gun currently being manufactured is the Lyman Plains rifle. That is what to me excited about FLs!!

Good luck, hope you can find a way to get one!!!
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Re: Show us your flintlocks
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2019, 03:26:05 PM »
The lock and a sharp flint are probably the most important part of a flintlock. Of course things like a good barrel help.

With a good lock and sharp flint you should have zero delay. Pull the trigger and it should go bang!

I think the best production gun currently being manufactured is the Lyman Plains rifle. That is what to me excited about FLs!!

Good luck, hope you can find a way to get one!!!

My gun buying days are over unless I sell something to get something else. Not likely to happen. with knowledge I didn't have when I was 13 I suspect the frizzen wasn't hardened. It sure was a pretty rifle tho. I traded it for a 63 Ford Falcon. That would have been in 1970.
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