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Author Topic: Richard Miller .45 cal Flintlock  (Read 187 times)

Offline bladepeek

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Richard Miller .45 cal Flintlock
« on: February 18, 2019, 01:46:49 PM »
Took a little over a year wait, but worth every minute. Richard Miller of Grand Rapids did all the work. Rice 40" swamped barrel with round bottom rifling. Lock was seriously cut down to allow for a slimmer stock. Inside of lock cleaned up with the screw heads thinned to reduce the depth of inletting. Top of barrel engraved with Richard Miller. Bottom flat, under the stock has full info engraved with barrel and lock details. All the furniture was made from scratch or greatly modified to fit the lines of the rifle.

Dick asked me if I wanted double set or single trigger. I told him if he can give a clean single trigger, I'd prefer it. He showed me one of his other rifles with a single trigger and I said make it single! This trigger breaks at 2.2# very consistently and just as clean as my S&Ws fired single action.
 
Best part is she shoots as good as she looks!

Now I need to get to work on a possibles bag and priming horn for FFFFg. For hunting, I'll carry measured vials of 50gr FFFg.

Man this thing is a beauty to shoot!
« Last Edit: February 18, 2019, 01:48:42 PM by bladepeek »

Online doc nock

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Re: Richard Miller .45 cal Flintlock
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2019, 03:55:34 PM »
Wow... you have quite a collection of gorgeous weapons there among other's you've shared here...

Better be careful or you'll end up like our own Ron with bunches but at least they've got the lock on the correct side! :)

Online goingoldskool

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Re: Richard Miller .45 cal Flintlock
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2019, 07:43:02 PM »
That carving is above top shelf stuff!!!!! Very, very  nice rifle!

Online Huntschool

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Re: Richard Miller .45 cal Flintlock
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2019, 05:51:51 PM »
Super nice gun.....  Enjoy....

Offline Yewbender

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Re: Richard Miller .45 cal Flintlock
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2019, 06:53:43 PM »
Very nice :thumbs: Enjoy