Where to buy matchlocks?


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CWL
March 10, 2003, 08:52 PM
Y'all,

I've always wanted to own a 16th-17th Cent. reproduction matchlock musket but have no idea who makes & sells them.

Any leads? Thanks.

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Gerald McDonald
March 11, 2003, 12:41 PM
Dixie Gun Works used to sell matchlocks, I dont remember if it was of the old English design or Japanese. I think they used to sell a wheel Lock also.
Gerald

4v50 Gary
March 11, 2003, 08:13 PM
Dale Shinn of Sacramento, CA hand makes his matchlocks. Nice guy and he does great work too. Let me see if I can find his address.

BlackJack
April 2, 2003, 03:15 PM
The only working replica I've ever seen was made by David Southall down in Punta Gorda, Florida. I don't know if he's making them any more but he might be able to give you some info on where to get them. You can e-mail him at d.southall@att.net. Good luck.

Dave Markowitz
April 2, 2003, 10:02 PM
Dixie Gunworks sells two matchlocks -- an English-style gun, and a Japanese Tanegashima.

4v50 Gary
April 4, 2003, 12:02 PM
OK, can't find Dale's addy. But I did see a matchlock and firearms rest at Colonial Williamsburg for $700.

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