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Author Topic: Richard Miller .45 cal Flintlock  (Read 367 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!

Offline 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

Online Tony Van Dort

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Re: Richard Miller .45 cal Flintlock
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2019, 07:57:55 AM »
Awesome!   :camp:

Offline Kurt

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Re: Richard Miller .45 cal Flintlock
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2019, 10:28:47 AM »
That is a BEEEYOUUUT :thumbs: are you gonna shoot it????  ;D

Online doc nock

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Re: Richard Miller .45 cal Flintlock
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2019, 03:21:37 PM »
That is a BEEEYOUUUT :thumbs: are you gonna shoot it????  ;D

Kurt, sorta appears he already has shot it:

Best part is she shoots as good as she looks!


Man this thing is a beauty to shoot!


Offline Kurt

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Re: Richard Miller .45 cal Flintlock
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2019, 05:26:09 PM »
Doc a lot of people will have or build a very fine rifle and don't want to shoot it because they don't want to get it dirty or ding the wood. A rifle is made to be shot and enjoyed.  Especially a fine looker. :thumbs:

Online doc nock

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Re: Richard Miller .45 cal Flintlock
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2019, 08:09:49 AM »
Doc a lot of people will have or build a very fine rifle and don't want to shoot it because they don't want to get it dirty or ding the wood. A rifle is made to be shot and enjoyed.  Especially a fine looker. :thumbs:

At what a custom gun costs, I fully understand that, but I THOUGHT (always dangerous for me)  :D that it may have read that he has shot it and she shoots great!!, but it is a looker & a good question to ask...

Sorry, didn't mean to offend anyone...:(

Offline Kurt

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Re: Richard Miller .45 cal Flintlock
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2019, 08:42:21 AM »
Doc.
No offense taken on my end. I just see some fine custom rifles some of my friends have, front stuffers and suppository loaders not getting used. If I had this fine rifle above I would be proud to make smoke out of that muzzle in field or range.
Sun is out finally so it's time for me to make some smoke. Have to get ready for the Quigley.
Kurt