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Southlander
December 29, 2010, 03:32 PM
My thread from the .us version seems to have simply disappeared into the ether!:cuss:

I had questions about flintlock rifles for the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Era reenacting and I was given a link to the company that supplies Track of the Wolf and not only can I not find the thread :banghead: but I can't remember who sent me that link.

Please :confused: if you sent me that link or if you just happen to know who supplies Track of the Wolf with their parts, please let me know!!

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Loyalist Dave
December 29, 2010, 03:40 PM
ALL of their parts?
The locks come from at least a couple of companies Chambers and L&R, then you have the barrels from four different companies..., Rice, Colerain, Getz, and Green Mountain. The rest come from different sources. Can you be more specific?

There is a good article on avoiding the myths of fur trade reenacting in the Nov Dec issue of Muzzleloader magazine, that might help you decide on a good style rifle to buy.

LD

Southlander
December 29, 2010, 03:49 PM
I think the post said it was the place that supplied their stock blanks. It was a place that also sells the various locks and barrels and so forth. It seems like the url ended in -pr.com or something along those lines. Sorry for the confusion. I'm sure Track doesn't buy anything from just one source.

As to specific style, I have already decided that I am after a Southern Mountain or Poor Boy rifled flinter in .54 caliber. I just need to find that particular link again so that I can actually afford to purchase the gun I want piece by piece.

Southlander
December 29, 2010, 03:54 PM
I found the link. For those who are interested, the link is: www.longrifle-pr.com

Their prices are pretty reasonable and their offerings are historically accurate.

junkman_01
December 29, 2010, 03:57 PM
It's http://longrifles-pr.com/ (notice the 's' in longrifles)

Southlander
December 29, 2010, 08:40 PM
:o oops!

david58
December 30, 2010, 12:08 AM
I would suggest looking carefully at Jim Chambers, as well. His component sets are over 95% done, and the locks are superb! A recognized Master, he is.

Loyalist Dave
December 30, 2010, 07:57 AM
I just ordered a Southern Mountain rifle in-the-white in .40, which is sorta like getting one of the old T/C kits, it's assembled and ready to shoot, but the wood and metal need some work. It cost me $650 plus some shipping. I can let you know how well it was made when I get it next week, and maybe that will be inside your budget. You could get one in .54 from the same source. The maker's name is Jackie Brown.

I also have a Pennsylvania Mountain Rifle from Cabin Creek Muzzleloading, in .54, though it was a finished rifle, but they used to offer in-the-white rifles as well. You might look at them too.

Southlander
December 30, 2010, 01:21 PM
David 58, I bookmarked that page. I may get some parts there depending on price, ultimately.

LoyalistDave, I googled Jackie Brown. I found many references to his work, but no contact info. Could you give me a link or some other contact info?

Cosmoline
December 30, 2010, 01:49 PM
The maker's name is Jackie Brown.

That's a good choice! He's been in the business for a long time. My blunderbuss is from his parts. It's like a hand mortar. Greg Christian made mine.

The contact info I have for Mr. Brown, in Corinth Miss, is:

jbrowngunmaker@dixie-net.com or call 662 396-4039

Caveat being that he may be retired now. But there are still a lot of his firearms around. They pop up from time to time on the sale board here:

http://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/

Loyalist Dave
January 4, 2011, 04:06 PM
Mr. Brown is still working on guns. My Southern Rifle was offered by him completed to in-the-white as one of several guns for sale in November, and since it was what I was looking for, I took his offer. He might not be doing more than a few guns a year now, but I think he is still doing "basic" guns.

IF you are looking for a specific gun..., say you live outside of Lancaster PA, and you want a rifle that matches the style of one of the makers' from that town, circa 1770, then you may want to look for a rifle maker that specializes in that particular gun. AND..., be ready with the added cash for it as well. Specific historic makers or "schools" picked up odd traits that mark their guns.., and that means modifying available parts, which means time and time is money, right?

Also, many of the gunmakers are still working men doing guns parttime..., so employment, plus the other parts of life, family woes, deaths, sickness, injury, may delay the building of a gun. The full time makers are so backlogged that you are often looking at 1 year or more before they start your order.

LD

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