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Dusty Morningwood

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  1. REDUCED This is a very finely made and unique side hammer .50 pistol. Fit and finish is excellent. Inletting very fine. The barrel appears to have been turned to half round from a CVA Mountain Pistol barrel, based on location of serial number. The top of barrel over breech is stamped with the builder’s name G. KARVONEN (Gary E. Karvonen of St. Helens, OR). Stock is a nicely figured Maple, stained dark. Butt has a browned steel “Skull Cracker” cap. The lock is very interesting and even has the builder’s Patent Number engraved on the inside, along with his name. Search reveals that the patent was granted on September 4, 1984 for “Side Hammer Percussion Lock.” And described as:

    A hammer assembly for a side hammer percussion lock is comprised of a hammer which is displaceable relative to the firearm from its normal operative position to a safety position where it cannot be brought into contact with a percussion cap placed on the firearm. In one embodiment of the invention the hammer is displaced by rotating it about an axis which is perpendicular to the axis about which the hammer is rotated between its cocked and firing positions. In another embodiment of the invention the hammer is displaced to its safety position by being slidably translated relative to the firearm. In the rotating embodiment, detents are provided for fixing the hammer against inadvertent movement from its desired position. In the sliding embodiment a lock is provided to prevent movement of the hammer from either its normal or safety position without first releasing the lock. A cam is provided in both embodiments to lift the hammer slightly off of the percussion cap when it is moved out of its normal position.

    I believe the gun was never completed, as the lock internals need some final fitting and tuning. Possibly prototype. I just do not have the time or dexterity fir this task (building a house and arthritis). Sear needs to be sharpened up for secure lockup (slips a little now off the rounded edges). Should be easy fix with right tools, and patience. $600 SHIPPED.








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  2. REDUCED I have here a National Wild Turkey Federation 30th Anniversary edition of the Knight TK 2000 12 gauge inline muzzleloading shotgun. It has been called the most advanced black powder shotgun on the market. It has an exclusive extra-full Jug Choke in its 26" barrel. Stock finished in a beautiful Realtree Xtra Green camo pattern. Designed for 40 yards and beyond, the choke allows 85% shot density in a 30″ circle at 40 yards! It has DynaTek Coating on Bore & Exterior of The Barrel – a unique corrosion-resistant, ceramic-based clear coat that requires 50% fewer patches needed to clean the bore. This model has, unfortunately been discontinued.  Over-all the gun is in excellent shape with a couple of exceptions.  The previous owner used Pyrodex and failed to clean the gun before putting it away.  I scrubbed out the bore and while it is bright and shiny, there is some noticeable pitting.  However, three points.  It is a shotgun.  It is made of modern steel. And it is for black powder or subs.  No dangers here, nor anything that would affect performance.  The rear sight has a broken fiber optics filament that should be easy to replace.  It will come with a brand-new capping/decapping tool and new 100 pack of Knight Full Plastic Jackets to keep your 209 primers dry. More pics available. $395 Shipped.








  3. SOLD Here is what I have. Possibly unfired, but certainly lightly used. It is a Farmingdale, New York produced SHILOH Copy of the Civil War New Model 1863 3 band rifled musket. Similar in all respects to the Berdan Sharps except that it is .54. Has a 30" blued round barrel, with case-hardened components. Patch box on right side of stock. Bore is excellent/bright. Metal finish is near excellent with a few minor scratches. Barrel stamped with Wolf Head, meaning it was worked on by founder Wolfgang Droege. Walnut stock/forearm are very good with some minor dings/scuffs. Comes with brown leather sling. Also included is a Copy of the Ames PEACE powder flask, bag of ,54 cal. HB wadcutter bullets, Bullet mold for same. And a tin of Navy Arms caps, and cap applicator. Also, factory paperwork for rifle and receipts for original purchase. I would rate it NRA Condition-Excellent. Shiloh no longer makes this model, only the carbine. More photos on request. Pedersoli sells its Model 1859 for $1850 plus shipping, with its awful overdone case colors, and they are sold out. Willing to sell rifle alone for lower price. Just ask. Payment by USPS money order preferred. Asking $2000 SHIPPED for whole shebang. 














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  4. SOLD A little something for you buckskinners. The Hawken Rifle: Its Place in History by Charles E. Hanson Jr Copyright 1979. Published by The FUR Press. It is in very good condition. The binding is tight and pages look great. I did not find any highlights or pen marks in this book. This book provides detailed information on the Hawkens and their Rifles over the past 120 years. $45 SHIPPED.




  5. 47 minutes ago, irish ike, SASS #43615 said:

    We have a shooter who shoots BPCR with a 40-70. The brass is no where to be found. He had to have brass made by a company who makes custom brass for old calibers..$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$  Some form it out of 405 Winchester??? but rim thickness is an issue.

    Hmmmm? That is a consideration. I used to make brass for a European cartridge close to .38-55 from .30-30. Maybe .38-55 is the answer.

  6. 29 minutes ago, Nickel City Dude said:

    I know that he has relined 1860 Henry rifles I assume that yours would be about the same.  You will have to call him and find out.   BTW he may be away for hunting season.

    Probably require less work for a High Wall.  He was hunting in September when I sent him a muzzleloader.  I should be so lucky.

  7. 26 minutes ago, Seven Ways to Sundown Jones said:

    Black Powder or that new fangled powder ?  had an old No.1 Rolling Block that I first used in BPCR sillouete .   Shot 45/70 for a long time.  Then decided to really clean it .   after several patches and bronze brushes it came out with a clean patch. Low and behold it was a 45/90 that had powder fowling in the chamber.  the throat did not erode, just got full of burned powder.   use a blowtube to keep fowling soft, shoot BP, and enjoy it as is.  YMMV

    I would never sully any of my BPCRs with heathen smokeless!  I do have some .45-120 brass inbound, so I may try reducing down to .45-90 loads with addl. wad and grease cookie.

  8. 18 minutes ago, Nickel City Dude said:

    When I was shooting N-SSA and needed a barrel relined most of us sent our guns to Bob Hoyt in PA.  I never had a bad job done by him.  His phone is 717 642-6696

    I have used Hoyt for several muzzleloaders and had him rifle a couple of rolling block shotguns.  Did not know he did this kind of work.  Thanks!

  9. 7 minutes ago, The Original Lumpy Gritz said:

    What about .45-70?


    I could shoot .45-70 out of it now, but I think it would erode the chamber throat that has an additional 1" before rifling.

  10. I am looking for recommendations for a smith who can reline a Winchester High Wall from its current .45-120 to something like .40-70 SS or .38-55.  Since the rifle is a total restoration already, and was originally .38-56, this seems a reasonable option.

  11. SOLD Going to call this NEAR MINT Trails End Winchester 94AE. Unfired in numbered box with all paperwork and hammer extension.  Chambered in .45 LC. Two very minor blemishes on metal from "rack handling." Probable closed gun store inventory. Wood is flawless. Has 20" barrel and saddle ring. Photos tell the story. Ask for more. $1300 (OBO) shipped to your FFL from private party. Add $35 if from my FFL. Take A Shot!
















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