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my new musket

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by moharrow, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. moharrow

    moharrow Well-Known Member

    my 1740 pottsdam musket. got it in trade for some repair work



  2. 303tom

    303tom member

  3. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    Just in time in case the Crown forces return.
  4. Phantom Captain

    Phantom Captain Well-Known Member

    Very nice!! I like it lots.

    I just traded also for a Pedersoli Model 1816 Springfield flintlock. I had a gaping hole in my collection in that I didn't have any flinter military muskets.

    I've been completely sucked into reading the Sharpe's novels by Cornwell and realized that I MUST have a flintlock musket. :D

    Now I'm really wanting a Charleville and a Brown Bess. Oh the humanity! This is a bad disease I tell ya.
  5. 72coupe

    72coupe Well-Known Member

    I was reading the casualty list from the Alamo last night and was thinking I need to get a Brown Bess.

    Texas gave the hiers of the Alamo fighters large tracts of land. I live in the W.B. Harrison survey, a tract that was given to Mr. Harrison's descendants.
  6. Phantom Captain

    Phantom Captain Well-Known Member

    Track of the Wolf has a nice 3rd Pattern Brown Bess on sale right now for less than $500.
  7. BigG

    BigG Well-Known Member

    Potsdam Musket -

    Is that a form of Brown Bess? I have a Pedersoli BB and that looks like a ringer except for the fixed bayonet. Flintlocks are the most fun you can have with your clothes on!
  8. infmp32

    infmp32 Well-Known Member

    It's a German musket. Very cool. The unit I used to reenact with, as best we can tell from documentation, was equipped with a majority of captured Pottsdam muskets circa 1778 and the battle of Monmouth.
  9. moharrow

    moharrow Well-Known Member

    took it out shooting today. It performed flawlessly at 50 yards I was able to keep a hand sized group with patched .735 round balls. ignition was very rapid with virtually no perceptible delay between primer and main charge. lock is very fast and produces a large shower of sparks. ignites 3f powder in the pan with no problems. I am extremely pleased
  10. gunner69

    gunner69 Well-Known Member

    Nice looking "catch" for your manual labor.
  11. moharrow

    moharrow Well-Known Member

    its actually a 1724 pottsdam
  12. woodnbow

    woodnbow Well-Known Member

    Here's a very good reason for civilians to own military weapons... That's just cool!

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