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Offline Longhunter

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My new smoothbore
« on: March 25, 2019, 08:36:09 PM »
This was built for me by my good friend Todd McCastle, She has a walnut stock with a 46" 16ga barrel. I named her "Matilda"













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Offline Longhunter

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Re: My new smoothbore
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2019, 08:43:50 PM »
Todd made the side plate which is a copy of an original that was dug up in Louisiana. Copies are available in RH but not LH. The original gun was LH



Offline Keith Zimmerman

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Re: My new smoothbore
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2019, 05:42:57 AM »
Very nice!  Love the side plate.  Who made the barrel and lock?  Lets see a pic with the bag and horn shes gonna be taking walks with.
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Offline Rob DiStefano

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Re: My new smoothbore
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2019, 06:09:52 AM »
that there is a fine smoothie.

only problem is the gunsmith stuck the lock on the wrong side!!!   ;D

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Offline Longhunter

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Re: My new smoothbore
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2019, 09:07:19 AM »
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very nice!  Love the side plate.  Who made the barrel and lock?  Lets see a pic with the bag and horn shes gonna taking walks with.

The barrel is a Colerain special run, light weight and very nicely balanced. The lock is a Siler that Todd reworked to make it look like an original (unbridled) 

Rob, the original gun that was found in Louisiana was left handed. It's pictured in the book "Colonial Frontier Guns"

The Bag ad horn for Matilda

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Re: My new smoothbore
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Online dhaverstick

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Re: My new smoothbore
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2019, 03:25:12 PM »
I could definitely hunt with that gun! Love the side plate.

Darren

Offline Keith Zimmerman

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Re: My new smoothbore
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2019, 04:04:27 PM »
Any idea for a load yet?

I have several customs with Colerain barrels.  Scott does a fine job.  I have a .62 rifled Jaeger on order and a .50 Dickert  rifle on order due up any time both with Scotts barrels.

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Re: My new smoothbore
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2019, 06:05:29 PM »
Very nice smoothie Ron! Enjoy shooting her :thumbs: