Author Topic: Kit Ravenshear #41  (Read 1324 times)

Offline gizamo

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Kit Ravenshear #41
« on: April 14, 2018, 01:49:34 AM »
Appears to be a Tvlle. Just picked it up.
Pics tomorrow.

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Re: Kit Ravenshear #41
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2018, 02:34:48 PM »
Looks good. Always wanted one back in the 70/80s and couldn't justify the money. Now, hard to find. Good catch.
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Re: Kit Ravenshear #41
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2018, 06:47:42 PM »
Kits the man that got me involved in gun stocking. Heck of a guy. I always have a beer for him when I'm near Crown Point N.Y where I met him in 1990.
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Re: Kit Ravenshear #41
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2018, 10:20:58 PM »
gizamo; sir, the Roman numeral stamping on my Kit Ravenshear Leigh style, .63 cal rifle, is also located in the ramrod channel. XXVII (27) Thanks for sharing # 41. Have a great week end. AJ.


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Re: Kit Ravenshear #41
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2018, 12:57:43 AM »
Kit was a major force behind the genesis of Dixon’s Gunmakers Fair.  He’s gone on to his reward but fondly remembered as an excited and generous teacher.
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Re: Kit Ravenshear #41
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 02:13:13 AM »
I spent a number of days in his shop/garage building a few guns and doing everything I could to learn his tips and tricks.
He was a man of godawful breakfasts and great gin and tonics.

Kevin
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Re: Kit Ravenshear #41
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2018, 03:38:44 PM »
I spent a number of days in his shop/garage building a few guns and doing everything I could to learn his tips and tricks.
He was a man of godawful breakfasts and great gin and tonics.

Kevin
Kit Ravenshear worked for many years in the 1960s for Normans Of Framlington  in Suffolk UK , he did finish has manager  but later moved to the States .When at Normans I bought a lot of small parts from them including barrels which were mostly Belgian made .Most muzzle loaders shooters in the States would not  know this .Enclosed are images
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« Last Edit: April 16, 2018, 03:49:37 PM by Feltwad »

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Re: Kit Ravenshear #41
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2018, 04:59:59 PM »
I have a marine model marked XVII, bore mics out at .658.
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Re: Kit Ravenshear #41
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2018, 12:34:44 AM »
I have a marine model marked XVII, bore mics out at .658.
Nit Wit

I've seen it.  Very nice gun. We will have to shoot them together in a smoothbores match! ;)

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Re: Kit Ravenshear #41
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2018, 12:36:14 AM »
Feltwad....

Most excellent post. Thanks for the info....
Much appreciated!

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Re: Kit Ravenshear #41
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2018, 02:37:58 AM »
NitWit...

I found a 652 ball mold in my pile the other day.... if you want to borrow it to cast some ball I'll drop it off.



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Re: Kit Ravenshear #41
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2018, 02:53:40 AM »
I have a can of .635 balls. I imagine I have a mould, I just can't get to it.
NW