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my new musket

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

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  1. moharrow

    moharrow Member

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

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  2. 303tom

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    Nice..................
     
  3. 4v50 Gary

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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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!
     
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    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

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

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    its actually a 1724 pottsdam
     
  12. woodnbow

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