Show your black powder rifles and revolvers

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Stromdog, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Stromdog

    Stromdog Howl at the Moon

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    I like the old stuff. I have a replica 1858 Remington .44 cal. revolver and a newly manufactured, Thompson Center .45 cal. Seneca rifle.

    What do you have??

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  2. troidus

    troidus Long timer

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    No black powder here, but I recently enjoyed some deer jerkey courtesy of a female friend of my wife's who took that deer with a black powder rifle. I don't know what she's shooting. I'll have to ask her the next time I see her.

    I like the squeak black powder makes when it ignites.
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  3. Icewalker

    Icewalker Conundrum

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    Don't have it ... but I lust after .....


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    But alas the doctors, insurance companies and tax collectors all need their pound of flesh ... so these will have to stay dreams ... until of course I win the lottery :evil
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  4. Cumminsman76

    Cumminsman76 befuddled

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    One of these days when I have extra cah I am planning on buying either a York or Lancaster from Jim Chambers. Hopefully it will look something like this when I'm done with it. This one is for sale on Track of the Wolf.

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  5. Parrothead

    Parrothead Cu Dubh

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    Got one on order right now, from Ron Luckenbill. Pricey but it's an heirloom piece that's set up for hunting. It's a copy of an ancestor's rifle and Ron's been able to view some originals for modeling it. Can't wait 'til it's finished.



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  6. NDEBT

    NDEBT Long timer

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    I've got a Walker repo like that. I've killed wild hogs with it.Most people don't know it was the most powerful handgun until the .44 mag almost 100 years later.

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  7. Stromdog

    Stromdog Howl at the Moon

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    The Walker is one powerful handgun. I'd like to have one someday.
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  8. NDEBT

    NDEBT Long timer

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    This is my Hawkin .54 cal. It has never had anything but patch and ball through it. I really think the sabots are overated. At least where I hunt. I have killed 20+ deer with this rifle. The set trigger is just perfect for the delay. I've had it for 30 years and have not touched the adjustment.



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  9. jeep44

    jeep44 junk collector

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    I started shooting BP back about 1969, with a small .40 cal Dixie Gun Works flintlock rifle, and a sawed-off Model 1842 .69 cal Springfield musket (that I still have). My interest has waxed and waned over the years, but right now, I'm building a Northstar West flintlock Trade Musket kit. I've been doing Civil War reenacting for a number of years, so I've been shooting a lot, but just not hitting anything:evil. Here's a few:

    Model 1861 and 1863 Springfield .58 cal rifled muskets, and a Manhatten .36 revolver:

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    Here's a pair of CVA Mountain Rifles, in .45 and .50 cal. These are the early "Made in USA" ones:

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    Here's the Trade Gun. I've made considerable progress since this photo-all that remains is to drill and tap for the touch hole liner,and then start sanding and finishing.

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  10. jeep44

    jeep44 junk collector

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    Here's the Trade musket today. Lots of finishing to do, but it has gone together well. This type of gun was traded to the Indians for furs, usually by the Hudson's Bay Company, although others made close copies for trade,too. The triggerguard is large, so that it can be fired with mitten on.

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  11. perterra

    perterra -. --- .--. .

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  12. mjydrafter

    mjydrafter evil boy for life

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    Here is an original. The silver pieces have been added by me years ago as some of my first gunsmithing. I left them silver so there was no mistaking that they are replacements.
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    It is a 1837 A. Waters flintlock pistol. It was manufactured for the U.S.GOV as the last flintlock martial pistol manufactured for them. Many were converted to cap and ball guns for use during the Civil War.

    I added the ram rod, the top piece for the flint and the screw that holds the top piece and flint to the hammer. Another that I had to make was the sear spring, but it is hidden inside the lock work.

    The patina on and around the mfg's stamp looks like glass, although my photo skills can't seem to catch it.
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    I don't think it's super valuable, but it works (it makes a spark), but I have never fired it. The bore looks kind of dusty (rusty), but I think it would probably work. I read a bit about how to test it, but I'm not convinced it's the wisest course of action.
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    You can see the stock cartouches here and there are proof marks on the barrel. The coolest part is since it was made for the government I have a book that lists who each of those marks were for and why they were stamped.

    The most interesting thing is the inside of the lock work. It remains for the most part silver and quite pristine, when compared to the outside.

    All in all it's a neat piece of history, with more "history" than most modern firearms. It would be neat to know just who made modern firearms, but the list would be a big one. With modern factories and such.
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  13. pilot

    pilot Slacker Moderator Super Moderator

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    That's a really nice pistol. :thumb
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  14. jeep44

    jeep44 junk collector

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    That IS a nice pistol!:clap
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  15. Grafspee

    Grafspee one bike is never enough

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    I have loved Black Powder guns since the late 70's just picked up a TC New Englander (been looking for a like new one for years), also have a Uberti 1861 .36 Navy Colt. Lookin' for a nice Uberti 1860 Army Colt. I've had a couple of TC Hawken models, and a .32 cal Cherokee - it's the one I regret selling the most. That Cherokee was a great rifle for squirrel hunting. I have a Pedersoli .32 cal Frontier flintlock rifle (looks great) but it's going up for sale to pay for some Farkles for the F800gs.
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  16. mjydrafter

    mjydrafter evil boy for life

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    Thanks guys.

    I've always wanted to get a modern made cap and ball revolver kit and put it together. It's hard finding the funds for it though.

    I've even thought of just getting one of those kits that's RTR in a plastic package at Bas Pro Shop, but it will have to wait...:lol3
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  17. Tripod

    Tripod waldeinsamkeit

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    Shooting a T/C Black Mountain Magnum (50 cal) that I picked up this year (never fired, discontinued model). Sweet rifle. Not for ball/patch, but I'm having a lot of fun with it in the pit. I like the shorter barrel for deer (this year it was just a big long walk in the woods), and the bonus of being able to swap in a 12 ga. barrel for birds.

    I just need to find one.

    Quality of the T/C walnut stock is incredibly impressive.
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  18. Honda Scoot

    Honda Scoot My First Gold Chain

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    Long barreled smoke wagons for Cowboy Action.

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    Weird. No matter which gun is in my right hand, it always groups tighter?
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  19. haystack

    haystack Just ride

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  20. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    OOHH!! OOHH!!

    I'm gonna like this thread!

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