Flintlock Club...come on and show 'em.


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Loosenock
April 23, 2010, 08:45 PM
I can't remember ever seeing a "Flintlock Club". Here are a couple of mine.

This one I made. Leman fullstock trade rifle, 36" barrel 54 caliber:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/loosenock/lemanmo008.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/loosenock/lemanmo009.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/loosenock/lemanmo010.jpg


This one is a 70's custom 36" barrel 58 caliber Pennsylvania rifle made for Alaskan Kodiak bear hunt (successful).

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/loosenock/lmn001.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/loosenock/lmn002.jpg


And this one is very special. The few experts that have examined this one feel it as original early colonial American fowling piece and made sometime between 1740 and 1760 in Pennsylvania. Twenty bore 52 inch barrel.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/loosenock/001.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/loosenock/fltguard.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/loosenock/003-1.jpg

I'm sure others and myself would like to see pictures or read comments about other flintlocks.

'Loose

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mykeal
April 23, 2010, 09:28 PM
.54 Lyman Great Plains Rifle I built from a kit:
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o254/mykealsm/Guns/Lyman%20GPR%20Flint/P4300056.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o254/mykealsm/Guns/Lyman%20GPR%20Flint/P4300091.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o254/mykealsm/Guns/Lyman%20GPR%20Flint/P4300077.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o254/mykealsm/Guns/Lyman%20GPR%20Flint/P4300063.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o254/mykealsm/Guns/Lyman%20GPR%20Flint/P4300079.jpg

goon
April 23, 2010, 09:56 PM
Nothing to add yet but I'd love to have an English styled Fowler c. 1700 and an early PA rifle with heavy Jaeger influences.
Keep 'em coming!

kwhi43@kc.rr.com
April 23, 2010, 10:52 PM
My old 45 Hawken I built from a T/C kit back in 1976. Has a match H&H barrel.

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o127/prizzel/0005_filtered-1.jpg

kwhi43@kc.rr.com
April 23, 2010, 10:58 PM
This is a 100 yd. target I fired with the Hawken Flint rifle from sand bags 5 shots. This rifle will really drive nails at 50 yds. Flints will shoot!!

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o127/prizzel/Untitled3.jpg

Oldnamvet
April 23, 2010, 11:08 PM
40 cal colerain swamped barrel, siler lock.

higene
April 24, 2010, 03:21 AM
This is a Pedersoli .54.

:cool:

madcratebuilder
April 24, 2010, 07:06 AM
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d37/madcratebuilder/Miroku01.jpg

A pair of old Miroku pistols I picked up, replaced the agates with flint and have them sparking good, still need to get them out and see if the shoot worth a damn.

Cosmoline
April 24, 2010, 10:49 PM
My kit built .54 poor boy smooth rifle. I've been tweaking it all winter, and will hopefully shoot it tomorrow, weather permitting. It snowed two feet just ten days ago though so you never know.

With 80 grains of 3F, a .520 RB and pillow ticking it will do cloverleafs at 25 and a respectable 3" at 50 yards. Keep in mind it's a smoothbore, so the scale of accuracy is very different than a rifle. It's quite long, but weighs only about five pounds. That's the real advantage of ditching the rifling. I'm able to shoot .520 to .535 roundballs from a very light barrel in a stock that would ordinarily hold a .40 caliber rifle barrel at most.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b52/Gussick/PBn.jpg

Al LaVodka
April 25, 2010, 02:08 AM
Here's a unique one you might appreciate. Ah, 1590 -- it was a wonderful year.
Al

Palehorseman
April 25, 2010, 06:08 AM
My favorite rocklock I made up, fusil de chasse smoothbore, 20 balls to the pound, 46" swamped Getz barre.

http://hstrial-rchambers.homestead.com/P1010034.JPG

eastbank
April 25, 2010, 08:02 AM
several of my rock locks, a left hand tenn poor boy built by ken ishler and a pedersoli frontier,both in 50 cal. eastbank.

Cosmoline
April 25, 2010, 04:38 PM
Some really nice iron on this thread. But I wonder why more shooters haven't gotten into rock locks, or even shot them. I think there's some underlying prejudice based on myths that flintlocks are complex, unreliable and maybe even dangerous.

Oldnamvet
April 25, 2010, 05:21 PM
Too many movies and TV shows where the flintlock goes KLATCH.. PFFFTTT <pause> BOOM when a tuned lock is much, much faster.

bigskybound
April 25, 2010, 06:16 PM
Mine is a fullstocked flintlock Hawken in .54 caliber. Has iron hardware and silver inlays like the engraved escutcheon plates and buffalo on the cheekpiece. Sorry for the poor photos. Rifle in storage now and these are the best I have.:o

Iggy
April 25, 2010, 08:52 PM
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p246/Iggy25/Wall.jpg?t=1272243050

One of the last of Curly's trade guns, and a few Ronyvoo pictures and stuff on the office wall.
This is what a "retired" mountain man does with his plunder.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p246/Iggy25/Flintpistol.jpg?t=1272243284
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p246/Iggy25/40flint.jpg?t=1272243357

.40 Cal pistol and rifle made from the same block of wood and barrel southern mountain style.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p246/Iggy25/54Flint.jpg?t=1272243458

.54 Southern Mountain style.

Al LaVodka
April 25, 2010, 08:53 PM
Here's another you might appreciate. 42" barrel and domed metal patchbox, but this shows some main features...
Al

R.Clem
April 25, 2010, 09:33 PM
Soon, I hope to get a rock lock in .54 or .58, but I would prefer rifling's, as I like to shoot way out there. 100 yards used to be great, then I got into BP and cartridges for the same.
For those who haven't read any article about Creedmore, they used to shoot that 600+ yard range with front stuffers. I don't know if they used flint or cap, but that is a long way to drive a bullet of any diameter or weight.
Those are some real great looking pieces you have posted here.

Ray

moharrow
April 25, 2010, 11:09 PM
not a true flintlock but a doglock

I love this blunderbuss

moharrow
April 25, 2010, 11:15 PM
better pic of lock

Cosmoline
April 26, 2010, 02:32 AM
Where did you find that?

arcticap
April 26, 2010, 04:20 AM
I don't know where moharrow's came from but Middlesex Village Trading Co. offers several models. Their Doglock Model received very high marks from one buyer:

1. http://www.middlesexvillagetrading.com/MDBB.shtml

2. http://www.middlesexvillagetrading.com/MSBB.shtml

moharrow
April 26, 2010, 10:29 AM
ita a colrain barrel, and curly maple stock from tennesee vally arms the lock is from ej blackly and son.

next project....a wheellock pistol. it should be fun :D

also check out loyalist arms. Blair does great work

Dave Markowitz
April 26, 2010, 11:06 AM
This started life as a Dixie Tennessee Mountain Rifle, then a previous owner had it restocked and the barrel turned to 1/2 round by G.L. Dech of PA:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c340/davemarkowitz/Longrifle/DSC00015.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c340/davemarkowitz/Longrifle/DSC00001.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c340/davemarkowitz/Longrifle/DSC00002.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c340/davemarkowitz/Longrifle/DSC00007.jpg

MVTC French M1717 Musket:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c340/davemarkowitz/MVTC_M1717/M1717_Right.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c340/davemarkowitz/MVTC_M1717/M1717_Left.jpg

MVTC Tulle Fusil de Chasse:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c340/davemarkowitz/MVTC_Tulle/tulle-l.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c340/davemarkowitz/MVTC_Tulle/tulle-r.jpg

saaman
April 26, 2010, 11:47 AM
Ketland replica from Middlesex:
http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/7346/ketland1.jpg
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/7784/ketland6.jpg

Iggy
April 26, 2010, 02:25 PM
There are some fine looking flinters showing up here.

More... More!!!

Al LaVodka
April 26, 2010, 08:19 PM
Love that French hunting gun and its bridle!
Al

bellyup039
April 27, 2010, 04:49 PM
I only wish, I had purchased my Pennsylvania already.. It would be here.

Man, I got to go get it...

(reminder to self, GET OFF BUTT GO BUY GUN!)

Al LaVodka
April 27, 2010, 08:43 PM
Patience is a virtue in this sometimes -- I musta waited an average of 2+ yrs. for each of the two guns I posted pics of here.
Al

eagle24
April 27, 2010, 09:37 PM
well here's mine. First flintlock I have built. Southern Mountain Rifle. Curly maple stock, .50 Rice b-weight swamped barrel, Chamber's Late Ketland lock, homemade Aquafortis stain.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/weagle1/lr2.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/weagle1/lr5.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/weagle1/lr7.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/weagle1/lr9.jpg

moharrow
April 27, 2010, 11:54 PM
beautiful work

Al LaVodka
April 28, 2010, 08:53 PM
Saweeet!
Al

Iggy
April 28, 2010, 09:34 PM
That is a piece of art.

Beautiful job.

Loosenock
April 28, 2010, 10:13 PM
Beautiful firearm. I really like the color/hue of the stain. Nice finish.

'Loose

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