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Hunting / Re: It's rabbit huntin time
« Last post by Longhunter on January 18, 2018, 07:39:28 PM »
This one taken earlier in the season with a 20ga flintlock loaded with #5 shot

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The Campfire / Re: The Denny Ducet muzzleloader video library
« Last post by Rob DiStefano on January 18, 2018, 07:11:12 PM »
and yet another vid!  denny's got bit hard by the muzzleloader bug!
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Trading Teepee / TC GrayHawk 50 cal
« Last post by Eric Krewson on January 18, 2018, 04:52:06 PM »
 I picked this GrayHawk up at a flea market, it had never been shot. I put a TC New Englander rear fiber optic sight on it because my 70 year old eyes can't see sights well.  When I shot it with 75gr of 2F and a 490 ball it hit high at 50 yards with the rear sight bottomed out so I put a tall fiber optic front sight on to give me more adjustment room for different loads.

I shot the gun about 10 times to regulate the sights, it is as new. I am asking $250 for the gun shipped free. It is a small gun with a 24" barrel and would make a fine gun for a youth or lady. With the recoil pad on the length of pull is 13.5 ". The rifle initially had a poplar ramrod which broke the first time I used it. I replaced the stock ramrod with a really stout hickory one and used the hardware off the original one on the new one. About the same time I bought this gun I got an older TC Hawken Kit my dad had and put it together, it is a .50 also and I don't need two of them.

I shot it with factory sights and a Maxi Hunter bullet and the elevation was right on. I didn't play around with the loading any and didn't get a good group with 75 gr of 2F.

I backed the powder back to 50gr and got this 50 yard group with a .490 ball patched with .018 ticking and 50gr of 2F , the orange circle is 2";



Here is the gun, the New Englander rear sight was used.







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Gunsmithing, Gunmaking & Firearm Assemblies / Re: Jim Kibler flint lock kit??
« Last post by bbell on January 18, 2018, 04:06:38 PM »
I really want his colonial rifle kit in .54 cal. If one of you guys buy my GPR in the classifieds then I can order it.  ;)
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Accoutrements / Re: Pewter Bolster Patch Knife
« Last post by Yewbender on January 17, 2018, 05:07:44 PM »
Sweet  :thumbs: :thumbs:
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Firearms / Re: Good enough!!
« Last post by Yewbender on January 17, 2018, 05:06:15 PM »
Very nice job! Good thing for the weather cause after seeing the picís, that gun needed to be finished :thumbs:
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Hunting / Re: It's rabbit huntin time
« Last post by Yewbender on January 17, 2018, 05:01:52 PM »
Looks like someoneís eatín rabbit tonight  :thumbs:
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Hunting / It's rabbit huntin time
« Last post by Longhunter on January 17, 2018, 01:48:28 PM »
If you don't have a rabbit gun and a good rabbit dog then you don't know what you're missin. This is my beagle Dolly and I with a rabbit that she ran to me and I took with my Butt Ugly .54 smooth rifle (28ga) loaded with #5 shot, made by Jack Hubbard

http://portalsintimeinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/One-Butt-Ugly-Gun.pdf

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Firearms / Good enough!!
« Last post by nigel01 on January 16, 2018, 05:51:47 PM »





Finally finished the .54 cal. GPR on the left.  It's been sitting in a box half done for years.  The .50 cal. on the right was my first kit build 10 plus years ago.  This frigid weather finally lite a fire under my a$$.
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Firearms / Re: New to Me Brooks Colonial Rifle
« Last post by Eric Krewson on January 16, 2018, 09:44:41 AM »
I was at the Alabama Longrifle Show this past weekend where they had a display of contemporary builders work. There were two of Mike's guns on display, the first I have seen up close, both were very well built and had a distinctive look about them that said "Mike Brooks".

You gun is really nice, the wood is spectacular.
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