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Where to buy matchlocks?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by CWL, Mar 10, 2003.

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  1. CWL

    CWL Member

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    Y'all,

    I've always wanted to own a 16th-17th Cent. reproduction matchlock musket but have no idea who makes & sells them.

    Any leads? Thanks.
     
  2. Gerald McDonald

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    Dixie Gun Works used to sell matchlocks, I dont remember if it was of the old English design or Japanese. I think they used to sell a wheel Lock also.
    Gerald
     
  3. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    Dale Shinn of Sacramento, CA hand makes his matchlocks. Nice guy and he does great work too. Let me see if I can find his address.
     
  4. BlackJack

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    The only working replica I've ever seen was made by David Southall down in Punta Gorda, Florida. I don't know if he's making them any more but he might be able to give you some info on where to get them. You can e-mail him at d.southall@att.net. Good luck.
     
  5. Dave Markowitz

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    Dixie Gunworks sells two matchlocks -- an English-style gun, and a Japanese Tanegashima.
     
  6. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    OK, can't find Dale's addy. But I did see a matchlock and firearms rest at Colonial Williamsburg for $700.
     
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