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Black Powder Shooting / Re: 2F and 3F differences
« Last post by Daryl on Today at 02:48:50 AM »
Honestly, with that short of barrel, I don't think it's going to matter much.  Shoot what groups the best.

Exactly.
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Black Powder Shooting / Re: 2F and 3F differences
« Last post by mgbruch on Today at 02:33:45 AM »
I shoot fffg in my .50, my .58, and my 24 gauge trade gun; and they all shoot good with it.

Honestly, with that short of barrel, I don't think it's going to matter much.  Shoot what groups the best.
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Gun Building / Re: Do we desire a Kibler Hawken kit?
« Last post by Stoner creek on Today at 02:09:28 AM »
Iíd like to see GM re-issue the 1969 Pontiac Trans-Am too, but I canít see that happening either.
 That was a really cool car.
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Gun Building / Re: Do we desire a Kibler Hawken kit?
« Last post by Scota4570 on Today at 02:03:37 AM »
Jim's plate seems pretty full already.  I do not see him having the time or a reason to offer any new models. IF he can sell them faster than he makes them already, why add more products?  I see it like a restaurant with a menu that has too many choices.  It is good to keep things simple if it pays the bills. 

I would like to see in no particular order, a late, slim, 40" BBL, percussion long rifle, a Carson size Hawken, and an English percussion target pistol.

Instead of CNC machining a patent breech, why not do the drum like CVA?  That would save making an intricate patent breech on a long rifle.  Make the drum out of good steel, like 4140.  I see no need to make the breech plug so tight as to make alignment of the drum a problem if the plug is ever pulled. 
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Antique Gun Collecting / Re: "Kentucky" Style Half-Stock Rifles
« Last post by Eric Kettenburg on Today at 01:48:34 AM »
Those two are both belles of the ball - spectacular.  They look like new, so I hope they're being popped off or otherwise used periodically.  Just fantastic.
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Gun Building / Re: nose cap
« Last post by smart dog on Today at 01:17:29 AM »
Hi,
Original rifles show all of those ways.  Some are one piece, some are soldered with the front outside, some soldered with the front inside, and some have no front cover at all.

dave
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Antique Gun Collecting / Re: "Kentucky" Style Half-Stock Rifles
« Last post by cshirsch on Today at 01:16:21 AM »
John H. Howard, Alabama. 













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Looks a lot like a Snider. He used a lot of fancy well engraved inlays like this gun has. Beautiful rifle; thank you for letting us see it.
Dick

That particular rifle is pictured in the TOTW 2001 Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntingdon, & Somerset Counties.  Page 142, Tobias Snider
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Black Powder Shooting / Re: 2F and 3F differences
« Last post by hanshi on Today at 12:52:28 AM »
I use 3F in calibers from .32 to .62.  But if I come upon some 2F I'm still happy.  In the distant past I had to get whatever the LGS had in stock and often it was 2F.  Whatever load I shot with 3F I used the same charge of 2F.  In those halcyon days I didn't care which one I poured down the bore as long as it went "BANG".  But then I've always been picky like that.  ::)
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Gun Building / Re: nose cap
« Last post by davec2 on Today at 12:17:03 AM »
Yip,

Iv'e done them both ways.  I think the outside version is easiest.  Here is a link from my "little rifle" post on how i prefer to make muzzle caps.....

https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=61759.msg620626#msg620626

PS....your question was about the "correct way" to make one.  On that topic I am not qualified to comment.  I have no idea which way is correct.... :o

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