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

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Loosenock, Apr 23, 2010.

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  1. Loosenock

    Loosenock Member

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    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:

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

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    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.

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

    'Loose
     
  2. mykeal

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    .54 Lyman Great Plains Rifle I built from a kit:
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  3. goon

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    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!
     
  4. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

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    My old 45 Hawken I built from a T/C kit back in 1976. Has a match H&H barrel.

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  5. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

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    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!!

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  6. Oldnamvet

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    My favorite flinter

    40 cal colerain swamped barrel, siler lock.
     

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    This is a Pedersoli .54.

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    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.
     
  9. Cosmoline

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    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.

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  10. Al LaVodka

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    Here's a unique one you might appreciate. Ah, 1590 -- it was a wonderful year.
    Al
     

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  11. Palehorseman

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    My favorite rocklock I made up, fusil de chasse smoothbore, 20 balls to the pound, 46" swamped Getz barre.

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  12. eastbank

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    several of my rock locks, a left hand tenn poor boy built by ken ishler and a pedersoli frontier,both in 50 cal. eastbank.
     

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  13. Cosmoline

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    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.
     
  14. Oldnamvet

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    Too many movies and TV shows where the flintlock goes KLATCH.. PFFFTTT <pause> BOOM when a tuned lock is much, much faster.
     
  15. bigskybound

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    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.:eek:
     

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    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.

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

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    .54 Southern Mountain style.
     
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  17. Al LaVodka

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    Here's another you might appreciate. 42" barrel and domed metal patchbox, but this shows some main features...
    Al
     

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  18. R.Clem

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    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
     
  19. moharrow

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    not a true flintlock but a doglock

    I love this blunderbuss
     

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    better pic of lock
     

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  21. Cosmoline

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    Where did you find that?
     
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    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
     
  24. Dave Markowitz

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    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:

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    MVTC French M1717 Musket:

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    MVTC Tulle Fusil de Chasse:

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  25. saaman

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    Ketland replica from Middlesex:
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