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Thread: April 2019, Contest topic: Muzzleloading

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    April 2019, Contest topic: Muzzleloading

    April 2019
    Contest topic: Muzzleloading

    For the Blackpowder Crowd. We all need a dose of black once in a while ! Cannons pistols and rifles.


    Let's see your photos of your smoke pole or your kit



    New contest format. New rules. See link for rules.
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...90#post2797390








    I am using the individual forum titles as the monthly topics (going from the top down).
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    I will start it off with my left hand flintlock rifle. 45 Caliber, Dixie Gun Works brand. It was made many years ago by a company in Japan for DGW. I do take it out to shoot from time to time too. I made a leather sheath carry cover for it and a leather accouterments bag for it too. I pretty much have all the goodies and tools and stuff in the bag for it. It would probably cost a small fortune to make a leather carry cover for it today. But at the time I remember seeing mountain men and hunters in that era carrying their rifles in a leather carry case before too. I also made a frizzen cover for it as well. Yes it does have set triggers on it too. I think that it was made by Miroku in Japan and imported by DGW. It is a 1970's or 1980's vintage rifle.


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    Early 1990s TC Hawken Custom

    Back when my friend and I first got into BP (early or mid 1990s), he bought this TC Hawken Custom, High gloss blued barrel and High gloss blued steel furniture to match. My friend never shot it. He said it was too pretty to shoot. Years later, he needed a shotgun, so we swapped, he got my Turkish 410 over-under. First thing I did with this custom, was to shoot it...he almost cried when I did...and like most of the TC's I've shot, this one is accurate as I am.



    I've looked for more info about these, but the only thing I've found was a expired fleabay ad, stating the TC custom shop only made these in one year, 1994. And only 250 of them with Serial number starting with 1000. This one has a serial number just under 2100, so I suspect that fleabay info isn't accurate.
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    That has the cool meter pegged!!!!!


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    How about cast boolits in black powder paper cartridges?

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    Barry

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    Barry,
    You do nice work. Beautiful weapon! What are the notches for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sailcaptain View Post
    Barry,
    You do nice work. Beautiful weapon! What are the notches for?
    The notches on the 1860 were on there when I acquired it at auction years ago.

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    ............. A long range match type rifle (Gibbs Type) built from a kit Pecantonica used to offer. The barrel is a Green Mountain 34" long 45 cal with an 18" twist.



    The original tang was too short for a vernier sight. I cut it off and welded on a longer piece then filed it to shape. Welded on the lug, then welded on a modified base to an Italian sight.



    The front sight was a spare from a Swede AG42B. Since it was windage adjustable it suited as a front sight for this type rifle. Filed the base to fit the barrel and silver soldered it on.



    On the left are swaged 560gr patched cup based HP slugs, and on the right are 580gr cup based solids that have to be patched. Made up using RCE dies and press.

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    Double Flintlock Smoothbore .62

    Good morning
    For a long while had been looking for an "affordable" double flintlock to use hunting. Finally found a Belgium double that no one was interested in. Bought it mainly for the heavy wall barrels to use for round ball shooting.
    Changed out the locks with a L&R set. Reseated the barrel in the stock and went to the range. 50 yard target both barrels same load.

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    Then decided it was time to work on shot loads. Did some pattern and load work and went to the proving ground.

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    Took along a single barrel caliber 60 Trade gun in case the double flintlock gave me fits. They both did their job well. Two shots from each and two good crows.
    Last time north I added wood around the locks and refinished stock with linseed oil.
    Next time north will reshape the wrist area and other stock areas.
    Mike in Peru
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    Male Guanaco out in dry lakebed at 10,800 feet south of Arequipa.

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    Very nice. That would be something to hunt with. You are lucky to be in Peru. Nice people, amazing scenery in the altiplano. Looks like Western U.S. but with flamingos in the rivers. Miss the Inca Cola

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    Here is my newest - 40 caliber, A weight swamped barrel, large Siler lock, AA wood. Tennessee Valley Muzzleloaders made it for me.
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    Nothing like waiting 'till the last minute. Here's my Centennial Arms 1860-1960 New Army. Made in Belgium.
    This one is the third model made in 1969 (I think). It is unfired in a faux marble case. I have two other 1860's that I do shoot.Click image for larger version. 

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    So when is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?

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    This is the 2nd firearm I ever purchased. 1st was a Colt Navy replica. This rifle was made by a gentleman in Ames, Iowa in 1964. It is his own design. It's a .45 caliber round ball shooter, with Redfield sights and in in-line action. The stock is the most perfect fit of any rifle I have ever held. However, cleaning it is a total nightmare so it is spending it's days in retirement, though I long to fire it once again. It is shown with its matching powder horn.

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    This is a Lyman Plains Rifle from 1994 that I picked up this summer while cleaning up a friends estate. It has never been fired. .50 caliber.

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    This wonderful Johnathan Browning Mountain Rifle followed me home tonight. I have been wanting one since around 1980. This one is a 1997 production, new in the box with papers. .50 caliber. It's pretty and too nice to shoot.
    This particular rifle was at Cabala's in Owatonna Minnesota with a $1900.00 price tag on it. It had been there far longer than I knew of as I offered then .40 cents on the dollar and they jumped on my offer.
    This is another of those rifles I had been lusting for since the late 1970's. Now, I cross it off my bucket list.

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    The pistol is my own build, age 13. barrel is a piece of cut off .36 rifle barrel.
    The Roman nose percussion is a C. Kemper of Jasper, In. Douglas barrel, Hamm lock
    The SxS is a CVA .50 double rifle
    The Tennessee flinter is my own build age 17, Douglas barrel, Haddaway lock

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    All very, very nice. Someday I too might get into a stuffing pole.

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    Ok, I am totallly jealous... and even my paper carts look cruddy next to the artists here...

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    And if your wondering, I did use cigarette rolling papers to make them..lol
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