Shooting my .40 caliber flintlock longrifle

Discussion in 'Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns' started by duelist1954, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. duelist1954

    duelist1954 Member

    272
    Jun 27, 2011
    I built this .40 caliber flintlock longrifle 20 years ago. It was my last build because I finally admitted I'm not as good as the professional builders and never will be. But it is fun to shoot.

    I know this may be too basic for this crew, but in the video I'll show how to load a flintlock muzzleloader, and we'll do some shooting.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPrrWjX7_T4&feature=youtu.be
     
  2. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    cool see what you mean about your builds , screws ? done worse myself though went starting , but hey give it time and practice ...
     

  3. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
    Neat and thanks for sharing. I tried a build one time with parts from Golden Aged Arms and came up with a .45 cal. flint. But one time was enough for me. Gees what a nerve racking experience, fun but once was enough.
     

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  4. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    I had a 50 cal Kentucky rifle kit and a pistol kit. They were both cap locks. Had a lot of fun building them. They were both stolen back in 1981.

    My wife bought me a cap lock 50 cal for my birthday and my son gave me the pistol for fathers day. May have taken 31 years but I am back into black powder.

    Good video. Your gun looks fine to me.
     
  5. duelist1954

    duelist1954 Member

    272
    Jun 27, 2011
    Todd,

    I'd love to see more pictures of your rifle.
     
  6. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
    duelist, it was a labor of love but ever time I started to work I was always in fear of making the wrong cut either in the wood or the steel. Taking the hacksaw to that Green Mt. barrel to start a dove tail or getting a gouge after that Maple wood will up the blood pressure, ha. I made my share of mistakes but love it anyway. They just haven't come up with a good way to replace wood or steel that you remove by accident, ha. Here are some more photos.


    http://s1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb347/todd511/Muzzle%20Loading/
     
  7. duelist1954

    duelist1954 Member

    272
    Jun 27, 2011
    Thanks for sharing. That's a pretty rifle.
     
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