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Flintlock shooters

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Ed, Dec 27, 2002.

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  1. Ed

    Ed Member

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    Hi,
    Just wondering, I have recently finished building my first Flintlock LR and wondered how many others on here shoot or build flintlocks? I've started on my second and would like to know some folks who I can "come to for help " when I am faced with "Oportunitys " in the process.

    Thanks
     
  2. Mike Weber

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    Howdy Ed:
    I'm in the process of building an early period Jaeger Rifle in 54 Cal. This one will be my third flint gun. My others were a CVA Kentucky Rifle in .45 Cal and a William Kennedy Built Squirrel gun in .32 Cal. Flinters are finicky but they are fun shooters.
     
  3. AndABeer

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    I've got a Traditions Pensylvania .50 that I enjoy shooting very much. When I hit the lottery or have some other windfall I plan on buying a Baker reproduction. Big "Sharp's Rifles" books fan.
     
  4. Backwoods

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    I took 4 of my last five deer with a flintlock(the fifth was a 45 revolver) and I have no complaints. I'm not the Buckskinner type but I do appreciate the effort needed to effectively hunt with a flinter.

    Don in Ohio
     
  5. Mike Weber

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    Within the last couple of months two of my friends got brand new traditions Pennsylvania rifles. Very pretty rifles and good shooters too. I'm also a fan of the series Sharpe's Rifles and I want one of those Baker rifles too. I have a link somewhere I'll have to dig it up about an outfit in Canada that is selling Baker reproductions for I believe somewhere in the $400.00 price range. This is the same company that made the Bakers for the miniseries Sharpe's Rifles. The only catch with these rifles is that they do not have the Vent hole drilled. Therefore they are classified as non guns. I'll have to find that link and post it here.
     
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    Im taking mine out this weekend I think. I love shooting that rifle. Its a TC 50cal. Its so much fun just loading it and then all the smoke and hitting your target.

    How far do you guys practice at 75, 100 yards? More?

    I've been thinking that Ill be collecting these types of firearms more and more. I have my eye on a few items. Just need the cash

    I have thought of hunting with it although most of the people I hunt with dont own BP's. - Bummer
     
  8. 4v50 Gary

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    Count me in. I've a second one started and don't have time right now (too much reading assignments). BTW, I prefer to shoot at 75 yards, but have to settle for 50 right now.
     
  9. ezoeni

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    I just broke down and brought one of these. I saw one at a show awhile back and wanted to get one.

    [​IMG]

    I figure its a new years present to myself. I probably shouldnt have spent the money but thats what I say about everything I buy.

    Now a question... since this my first pistol. What is a load for this 50 cal using FFF.
     
  10. thisaway

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    I have three.

    A .45-cal. rifle by Navy Arms...I think it's called a "Kentucky rifle" but I'm not sure, as I bought it used. Fun, accurate little shooter.

    A .50-cal. Hatfield rifle, with nice curly maple stock. I had a friend darken the brass fittings with acid and then do some scrollwork and sculpting...looks great! It's fun to shoot, but not as accurate as I'd like...adequate for deer hunting though.

    And finally, a "Short Land" pattern Brown Bess musket by Pedersoli in .75-cal! This is my "most fun" flinter! Surprisingly, it shoots best with buck-and-ball loads, as opposed to ball only. Can't wait to try it on a deer at 50 yards or so!

    As you can tell, no doubt, I have a bunch of charcoal-burners! ;)
     
  11. thisaway

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    EZ,
    I would shoot 30 or 40 grains myself, as these will be accurate and easy-to-shoot at close range. The maximum load is 60 grains for a .50-cal handgun, IIRC.

    BTW, cool-lookin' horse pistol! :cool:
     
  12. ezoeni

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    .75-cal!

    dude! I actually never heard of a 75 cal before. Can you get molds for this. I havent seen or even bothered to ask anyone on this size. Or is it a strickly a splater gun.

    Time to look on the net, I really like the net!
     
  13. thisaway

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    Yes, you can get molds for it...but right off hand the only company I can think of is Rapine. Lee might, but I'm not sure.

    The musket cost me $665 shipped to my home from Cabela's 2 or 3 years ago.
     
  14. ezoeni

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    just to let you know... Im stealing your 2nd signature
     
  15. Mike Irwin

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    I built a TC Renegade in .50 flint many years ago.

    What a TON of fun that thing has been.
     
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    TC Renegade .54cal that was my dads'.
    Using it now for PA's late flintlock deer season.
    It really likes 360gr maxi's w/ 110 grs of 2F.
     
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    Carcoal be big stinky fun! :p
     
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    Rocklocks are the most fun! I joined the .75 club years ago with my Queen Anne period Doglock Trade Musket made by Kit Ravenshear. One of the few guns I'd never part with. It keeps me unique in my neighborhood!
     
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    Sebago,
    Can you post pics? :scrutiny:
     
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    Wish I could Thisaway but I'm technologically challenged :( .
     
  21. cracked butt

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    I shoot a Lyman GPR flintlock that I built from a kit about a year ago. Its great fun.
     
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    I shoot a Cabelas Hawken repo in .58 that I built a couple years ago - way fun.

    Now I need to hunt with it...
     
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    I have a .75 cal. 2d Model Brown Bess (repro). She hurls a 545 grain ball, and just about anything smaller you care to dump down the bore. Works great with buckshot. It's mostly a noisemaker these days, but I used to take it to the blackpowder meets - they loved me on the team shoots!

    Also have unidentified Tower-pattern horse pistol in .69 cal. It is almost exclusively a noisemaker.
     
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    How do you get into building and shooting flintlocks??
     
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