February 2, 2004, 05:12 PM
Does anyone make these.....a rifle or shotgun would be fine....or better yet, a combo gun....here in Canada Fintlocks are the only guns that do not require federal registration.....I have a trapline on the Yukon Border and would like a good primative tool....that I dont have to carry a registration paper with....:banghead: thanks boys
February 2, 2004, 07:03 PM
Sorry but I'm not aware of any major mfg who offers a double barrel flintlock shotgun or rifle. The rifle, like a swivel gun, would be heavy too. Best to see if you can get a small time gunmaker to make one for you. A swivel (or over/under) may be the best way to go as a side by side won't be balance (one light barrel smoothbore and the other a heavy barrel rifle).
Here's some gunmakers whose ads are in the pages of MuzzleBlasts magazine:
Michael Branson, 17330 Goshawk Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80908, firstname.lastname@example.org, 719-596-5346 (h) & 719-330-5147(c) (had a Mike from CO who co-instructed me, I wonder if he's the same person?)
Michael Lea @ 2109 Summit St., Columbus, OH 43201, email@example.com (met him at Friendship, IN.) 614-291-4757
French River ML (Brent Gurtek), 1873 Korkki Road, Duluth Township, MN 55804, Bgurtek@hotmail.com (met him at Bowling Green, KY and Conner Prairie.) 218-525-7573
D Motto Gunsmiths, 304-379-2420, PO Box 251, Brucetown MIlls, W.V. 26525 (no email)
Black Hart Long Arms (Edwin Parry), 227 Westford Road, Eastford, CT 06242, firstname.lastname@example.org, 860-974-3739
Tom McCann 215-862-2728, 14 Walton Dr., New Hope, PA 18938
Arms & Arms, Ltd (Larry Gardner) 2800 Old Briggs Chanel Road, Silver Springs, MD 20905 (310) 384-6736
PS Muzzleloaders, email@example.com, 8667 Cox Road, West Chester, OH 45069, 513-777-8990 (h)
Michael Branson, http://www.redmountainart.net, 719-495-4236
Ron Ehlert, 1066 New Sheboss Road, Duck River, TN 38454, 931-285-2622, firstname.lastname@example.org (excellent work, a craftsman!)
I know there are many others including Brad Innis (he can scratch build everything including hand forged barrels & locks & molds for the gun), Mark Silver, etc., but I don't have their #s off hand right now.
February 3, 2004, 12:01 AM
another person to contact is Bill of "Buckskinner's Notebook"
He's not a builder, but knows several, especially one or two in the northern Idaho area. He's got a LOT of first-hand knowledge and has more connections in the blackpowder/buckskinnin/whatnot community than I can think of:
(caution -- sound files on the pages)
And any guy who'll huff back at a griz carrying nothin' but a tommyhawk and a fusil is a guy I'll listen to. :)
February 12, 2004, 01:28 AM
I've got a friend who shoots left handed. Said he'd never make the mistake of shooting a flintlock again. That's probably why you don't see double barreled flintlocks?
February 12, 2004, 05:37 AM
Wow, they even register percussion muzzlestuffers? One more reason to avoid Canada.
February 12, 2004, 07:48 AM
I've got a friend who shoots left handed. Said he'd never make the mistake of shooting a flintlock again.
Years ago, the Knob Creek Muzzle loaders would shoot matches against an archery club in Cloverport, Ky. The muzzle loaders would be on the left and the archers stood to the right. Knob Creek would put a flintlock shooter on their right in order to pepper the closest archer. After a couple years of this abuse, the archers demanded to switch sides and shoot on the left. Well much to everyones surprise, Knob Creek had a shooter with a left handed flint lock and take a wild guess where they put him.:neener:
Take care all,
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