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 Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2007
    Upstate NY
    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

    Dog Soldier Well-Known Member

    772
    Nov 7, 2012
    The Great Desert
    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

    Hawg Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    She makes them with different designs on them. The cross of Lorraine is a popular one too.
     
  4. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    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. :)
     
  5. Hawg

    Hawg Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2011
  6. Dog Soldier

    Dog Soldier Well-Known Member

    772
    Nov 7, 2012
    The Great Desert
    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.
     
  7. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    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

    Dog Soldier Well-Known Member

    772
    Nov 7, 2012
    The Great Desert
    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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