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Black Powder Shooting / Re: Barrel Twist
« Last post by rich pierce on Today at 03:10:29 PM »
Pretty sure the way the focus is, we can't even see the rifling at the far end enough to see it keep curling around.  Anyway it is what it is, a curiosity.
Gun Building / Re: set trigger advice please
« Last post by Turtle on Today at 03:09:32 PM »
BFG-- no worries. I made things work and after getting the bars closer, I was able to move the triggers back a little to help the unset pull more.. Thanks to all for the advice
Gun Building / Re: Building a Brown Bess with a Swedish Barrel
« Last post by taco650 on Today at 03:06:14 PM »
Great job Runar!  How does it shoot?
Gun Building / Re: Hawken fullstock
« Last post by taco650 on Today at 02:50:10 PM »
Is that a Hawken style lock or something else?  Wood finish looks really smooth.
Gun Building / Re: set trigger advice please
« Last post by David R. on Today at 02:41:24 PM »
I have soft soldered pieces onto a trigger to fix this same problem. Unless you put the triggers in the oven it will hold up. It is not hard to do. The parts have to be shiny bright clean. Use stay brite liquid flux and 95/5 solder. I have trained lots of apprentices to solder. The mistakes most people make are overfluxing, undercleaning, and overheating. Heat slowly and carefully just till the solder flows. Try not to appy heat directly on the fluxed area and burn the flux. Tin both pieces where they will join. Holding the pieces with pliers, shake the extra solder off while it is hot. Then put the two pieces together with a drop of flux and gently heat till fused. Don't touch surfaces to be joined with your fingers after cleaning. Practice on some junk.
Accoutrements / Re: CLA Show Photos of Accoutrements......
« Last post by Jerry on Today at 02:25:47 PM »
Marc, Many "Thanks" for the pictures. I am unable to attend the shows anymore and have enjoyed these very much. Take Care. Regards, Jerry
Black Powder Shooting / Re: New Hawken Build
« Last post by Don Steele on Today at 02:06:21 PM »
BEST comment yet:
Either way that's what I want. I'm tired of shooting RH guns. I'm not going to build it to satisfy the next owner.

Glad to see your going to get what you want, and ENJOY it.
To Mike's comment, and with all due respect...sometimes the only thing harder to find than a left-hand flintlock a left-hand flintlock that meets his needs/wants, that FITS, and that is sufficiently well built to be proud of.


Black Powder Shooting / Re: Barrel Twist
« Last post by Mike Brooks on Today at 01:59:25 PM »
I still  only see 1/2 a turn.
Contemporary Longrifle Collecting / Re: CLA Show pictures
« Last post by Rolf on Today at 12:54:27 PM »
Thanks for all picures. Not often you get to see so many cased pistols. Working on two pistol cases and it's helpful to see how others have solved the partitions.

Best regards
Black Powder Shooting / Re: New Hawken Build
« Last post by Jim B ( no, another one) on Today at 07:38:58 AM »
yes, the locks were available.  I think most double guns had at least one LH lock ;D

Someone on here pointed that out to me a few years ago. 

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