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So as the title says,

 

What is your favorite flintlock pistol, rifle or musket ?

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Gotta be my Ferguson carbine.  ^_^

 

My son, Sassparilla Kid, with the charcoal burner ~ .62 caliber  :)

 

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And here's the Kid with his Holly built flinter....  :)

 

By the way ~ note the Kid's buckle.  It's a bronze version of the pewter one pictured below.  Half-Breed Pete gave that to me about forty years ago.  I passed it on to the Kid when he was a teenager and he's worn it pretty much daily for the last fifteen years.  ;)

 

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A Harper's ferry in .58 that is also the emblem of the MPs in the army.  I bought it used on the wire.  Excellent pistol and fun to shoot.   My 10 year old loves it to

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A classic custom .40 Pennsylvania - Kentucky rifle, made for me by a customer in 1976 when I still worked for Ray and Jackie Taylor at The Flintlock gun shop in Anaheim, CA.  It has a 42" swamped barrel, Siler flintlock, compound set triggers, and a maple stock.  The barrel was a reworked off the shelf piece that was reshaped and had a hooked breach on it.  It has a true full buckhorn rear sight and a steel front sight in a copper base.  If I do my job, it will do its job. Not too much figure in the stock and not a lot of metal decorations, but it is an elegant piece, almost "dainty" and a really fine gun to shoot and handle in the field.  Weight just under 8 pounds.

 

I don't remember the man's name and he didn't sign the gun.  It took over a year to get it and cost me $450.00, a HUGE sum in those days, paid off at $45.00 a month for a year.

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This one....NC style southern mountain .45

 

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Hoping it's going to be the "Issac Haynes" in 54 cal. that I'm building from a Chambers kit. Long way to go yet however!

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I have a Pedersoli Kentucky flinter in .50 cal.

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I own a Pedersoli replica of the famous Pennsylvania Long Rifle.  It shoots rather well and looks historically authentic. 

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1 hour ago, Forty Rod SASS 3935 said:

A classic custom .40 Pennsylvania - Kentucky rifle, made for me by a customer in 1976 when I still worked for Ray and Jackie Taylor at The Flintlock gun shop in Anaheim, CA.  It has a 42" swamped barrel, Siler flintlock, compound set triggers, and a maple stock.  The barrel was a reworked off the shelf piece that was reshaped and had a hooked breach on it.  It has a true full buckhorn rear sight and a steel front sight in a copper base.  If I do my job, it will do its job. Not too much figure in the stock and not a lot of metal decorations, but it is an elegant piece, almost "dainty" and a really fine gun to shoot and handle in the field.  Weight just under 8 pounds.

 

I don't remember the man's name and he didn't sign the gun.  It took over a year to get it and cost me $450.00, a HUGE sum in those days, paid off at $45.00 a month for a year.

 Rod, what is a swamped barrel?

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9 minutes ago, Cyrus Cassidy #45437 said:

 Rod, what is a swamped barrel?

 

A barrel that is wider at the breech and muzzle than it is in the middle; helps reduce weight and balance better:

 

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3 hours ago, Yellowhouse Sam # 25171 said:

This one....NC style southern mountain .45

 

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Beautiful rifle, Sam!  Since I shoot all long arms lefty style, I've always wanted a nice left handed flinter.  Dixie used to sell a left handed Tennessee rifle in .36 cal., and I think they still do.  But even the kit guns are out of my ball park price wise.

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How about a used to was flintlock.

This was an 1814 Harpers Ferry Musket. It was converted to percussion by the Deringer process and cut down. It was common for the south to cut them back for Cavalry  use but there is no guarantee this one was. It’s light short and perfectly balanced  
 

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11 hours ago, Crazy Gun Barney, SASS #2428 said:

I'm guessing Yellowhouse Sam is a South Paw.  :D  Beautiful stock even if it was built backwards! 

Hey! I resemble that remark! :P I don't shoot flinters cause I'm a lefty. All that flash right between my eyes will give a guy a flinch! And I'm not buyin no more lefty guns. 

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10 hours ago, Cyrus Cassidy #45437 said:

 Rod, what is a swamped barrel?

It's an octagonal barrel, never seen nor heard of it being done to a round barrel. Starts out at one dimension, gets narrower as it approaches the muzzle, then gets a bit larger the last 10-12inches.  The muzzle is always smaller than the breach but larger than the narrowest portion.  The bore is the same all the way unlike a blunderbus.  Mine was a 66 even twist with seven lands and grooves bore, but I've seen a few that had a gain twist.  Much more money and I never saw any benefit in the hands of most shooters.

 

It reduces weight some and just looks amazingly good.  Sort of "gracefuls" the whole thing up. It also increases the cost a bunch.

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I'm a little short on flintlocks - two Lyman GPR'S .50 & .54, a T/C Hawken .50, a Traditions "Shenandoah" .50, and a .45 CVA pistol I built from a kit about 50 years ago. The Lyman GPR's are definitely better rifles than the T/C and the Traditions. 

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10 hours ago, Michigan Slim said:

Hey! I resemble that remark! :P I don't shoot flinters cause I'm a lefty. All that flash right between my eyes will give a guy a flinch! And I'm not buyin no more lefty guns. 

 I have friends that thrive on wrong handed rifles.  One in particular who is a righty just makes sure his left eye is shut and he doesn't even notice the flash off the Siler lock.  In fact, he shoots mine as good as his own custom made rifle

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18 hours ago, Marshal Hangtree said:

 

Beautiful rifle, Sam!  Since I shoot all long arms lefty style, I've always wanted a nice left handed flinter.  Dixie used to sell a left handed Tennessee rifle in .36 cal., and I think they still do.  But even the kit guns are out of my ball park price wise.

 

Take a look at Kibler  https://kiblerslongrifles.com/collections/rifle-kit  rifles and kits......IMHO the hands down best choice for first time builder or any except  the master builders.

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29 minutes ago, Yellowhouse Sam # 25171 said:

 

Take a look at Kibler  https://kiblerslongrifles.com/collections/rifle-kit  rifles and kits......IMHO the hands down best choice for first time builder or any except  the master builders.

Thanks, Sam.  These kits look great, and the prices are very reasonable.  Unfortunately, they don't offer left-handed versions yet.

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This Early Lancaster rifle in .54 that I built from Chambers parts:

 

 

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3 hours ago, Marshal Hangtree said:

Thanks, Sam.  These kits look great, and the prices are very reasonable.  Unfortunately, they don't offer left-handed versions yet.

 

YET, but Jim is now making his own locks and has stated left handed kits will be coming soon.

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11 minutes ago, Tyrel Cody said:

 

YET, but Jim is now making his own locks and has stated left handed kits will be coming soon.

Looking forward to that!

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22 hours ago, Henry T Harrison said:

How about a used to was flintlock.

This was an 1814 Harpers Ferry Musket. It was converted to percussion by the Deringer process and cut down. It was common for the south to cut them back for Cavalry  use but there is no guarantee this one was. It’s light short and perfectly balanced  
 

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That looks like a Common Rifle patchbox.

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Howdy:

 

I have a  Pedersoli Blue Ridge Mountain rifle in .36 cal flintlock - a real dandy to shoot.  And I have a Investarms .58 cal Hawken flintlock from Cabelas and it is a very good deer stopper.  I intend to keep both of those til I leave earth. 

 

STL Suomi

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23 hours ago, Three Foot Johnson said:

I'm a little short on flintlocks - two Lyman GPR'S .50 & .54, a T/C Hawken .50, a Traditions "Shenandoah" .50, and a .45 CVA pistol I built from a kit about years ago. The Lyman GPR's are definitely better rifles than the T/C and the Traditions. 

I bought a .50 GPR percussion when they first came out back in the mid 70s. (I worked in a black powder shop in Anaheim and got the first one through our door.) It's my favorite BP rifle and shoots right on the mark with 75 gr. Goex FFFg and a 490round ball with a cotton tee shirt patch and some moose juice lube that a friend brewed up.

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