The Black Powder bug has bitten

Discussion in 'Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns' started by Shooter45, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. flintlock

    flintlock Well-Known Member

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    Actually, his first post said it was a flintlock. I probably missed the part about the conversion the first time through. That's a real nice bag you have pictured there.
  2. Dog Soldier

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    The addition of the Celtic Cross is in keeping with the Scotch Irish folks. That bag only needs some red clay mud and squirell blood on it to be finished.:)
  3. Hawg

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    She makes them with different designs on them. The cross of Lorraine is a popular one too.
  4. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    The rifle was built as a flintlock then the lock was converted. He did a good job as you have to really look close to tell. I may buy a new flintlock and touch hole liner just to have on hand in case I ever want to shoot a rock lock again. :)
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  6. Dog Soldier

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    Does the rifle have a swamped barrel? The 44" length makes it a premium barrel and if it was a flint it should have been swamped. It is East Tenn. Gilespie style from what I can see.
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    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    After measuring the barrel from the breach plug, it's 42 in.
    No, the barrel isn't swamped or tapered although at one time I had both.
  8. Dog Soldier

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    The late SMRs had factory barrels. A Perc. lock on a straight walled barrel would be OK. They were used long after the CW.:)
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