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maybe wrong place to post ? black powder

Postby weet » Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:45 am

so .. I've gotten the itch to go traditional .. survival mode .. just commissioned a .40 caliber flintlock. rifle.
been interested in history and missouri school (style) of long rifles ... yes Missouri is famous for the Hawkins rifles ... but most of the old old timers around here used Lancaster county style flintlocks. my family has an old flinter .43 caliber . barrel is 44" long. my dad said with sixty grains of powder and a hog greased patch she would really crack !
that rifle is still with my uncle herb .. his son will get it ..
ok long story short ..
i called a few guys i know who are totally BP nuts :)
and in a round about way .. got in touch with a custom flintlock builder out in wyoming named steve zihn .. super nice guy.
and after spending gobs of hours researching the subject and history of my area .. I've commissioned mr. Zihn to buildme a custom 44" .40 caliber flintlock . we'll even get the stock built to my measurements.. so she'll fit me.
I'm going for the southern poorboy style iron mounted .. no brass .. no patchbox.. and 70 year old walnut stock blank .
jim chambers lock. and custom swamped barrel .
should be a heirloom when finished.
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Re: maybe wrong place to post ? black powder

Postby Dstehl » Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:59 pm

I cant way to see pictures. I am really starting to get serious about BP. I have a .45cal inline 209 primer fired rifle. it looks modern but it was a great rifle to start out with.
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Re: maybe wrong place to post ? black powder

Postby weet » Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:19 pm

Dstehl wrote:I cant way to see pictures. I am really starting to get serious about BP. I have a .45cal inline 209 primer fired rifle. it looks modern but it was a great rifle to start out with.





i hear ya!
wait till you pickup a custom made or original longrifle . wow. is all i can say.
they feel like nothing else I've ever handled .
and they scream Americana. heck ? they'd been used from Columbus days till the civil war .
and we'll never forget the Alamo.
i see so much beauty in them . and history.
just awsome.
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Re: maybe wrong place to post ? black powder

Postby Globemaster » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:34 pm

I moved the thread to the ‘Other Rifles’ section Weet … and I have a couple of muzzle-loaders; (1) is a Cabelas® Hawkins™ .50cal style; and the other (1) is a T/C® Black Diamond™ inline model, in .50cal. as well.

I’ve hunted with both of them for a couple of Seasons; during both Deer & Elk Seasons; and in-between my 18 years of archery hunting, I joined a primitive shooting club out in the valley “The Cascade Mountain Men” down near the Green River area, once a month the club-member would meet and shoot at ½ steel plate silhouettes, on that particular range you were only allowed to shoot (round-ball) and no in-lines allowed either, most of the guys had brown octagon barrels and had either built or made their own rifles, from the stocks to the locks.
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Re: maybe wrong place to post ? black powder

Postby Once a Marine....... » Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:28 pm

I have a Lyman .54 cal flintlock plains rifle and a few other cap and ball long guns and revolvers..... Great fun :thumbs up:
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Postby Globemaster » Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:55 pm

I've been wanting to add a BP/Revolver to my collection too; they look like fun! ... probably in a Colt Navy pattern, or similar
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Re: maybe wrong place to post ? black powder

Postby Dstehl » Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:14 pm

GM I have been doing a lot of research on them. If you plan on shooting it much get the steel frame not the brass. I am looking at getting one from Cabelas.
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Postby Globemaster » Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:15 pm

yup, my buddy that hunts only Muzzle-Loader told me to buy one with an upper strap on it because its stronger too; but I kinda like the old-style of the Colt Navy Pattern … I’m still on the hunt, but it’s not a priority right now.
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Re: maybe wrong place to post ? black powder

Postby Thom » Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:25 pm

I went through a black powder phase, but it got pretty old very fast for me. They are very messy and hard to clean, and very slow to load, all negative qualities for me, I enjoy shooting too much to put up with that. I will admit that the lines of the 1803 Harpers Ferry and the Hawken Rifle are very appealing, but it would spend most of it's time hanging on the wall. The revolvers are not so bad, I have fired the Ruger Old Army and replicas of the 1858 Remington, 1851 Colt Navy and the Colt Walker revolvers, and of those, I generally prefered the Remington for look and feel.
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Postby Globemaster » Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:19 pm

Thom wrote: preferred the Remington for look and feel.

that's what my buddy want me to look at; that and a stainless-steel Ruger, but those units are both way outta my pay-grade.
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