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There was also the Hollenbeck/Three Barrel Gun Company/Royal Arms firm from West Virginia that made drillings. 
Contemporary Accoutrements / Safety lined knife sheaths
« Last post by Jerry V Lape on Today at 08:48:45 AM »
Never have heard this discussed here so I may be the only one with a fear of a knife puncturing a leather sheath and inflicting bodily harm. I have made several sheaths for my personal use that is lined either with a hardwood or rawhide.  I have seen historic wood sheath but not leather covered.  Any others lining their sheaths for added safety?
Gun Building / Re: Chambers PA Fowler Build
« Last post by Fly Navy on Today at 07:24:25 AM »
I noticed the shears also, good idea and a nice build.
Antique Gun Collecting / Re: Wythe County
« Last post by flinchrocket on Today at 07:17:51 AM »
I would be interested in seeing some pictures of your iron mounted Shaffer rifle. If you would kindly post some.
Contemporary Accoutrements / Re: Carved Powder measure
« Last post by BOB HILL on Today at 07:05:32 AM »
Love it ,Tim. I know exactly what you mean, James they do love tourist.
Black Powder Shooting / Re: .520 round balls
« Last post by Mike_StL on Today at 06:16:27 AM »
I used a 0.520 ball in my 54 caliber 1803 Harper's Ferry with 0.010" patching for the ease of loading.  The patches were shredded and the groups opened up a bit when compared to my usual load of a 0.535" ball and 0.017" cotton drill.  However those balls were easy to load with a simple push of the thumb and easy push with the ramrod.  I also didn't need to wipe between shots.  Since I was shooting at reactive steel targets and not for X's, I was satisfied with the performance.
Contemporary Accoutrements / Re: Quilled strap
« Last post by TN Longhunter on Today at 05:55:31 AM »
I can't believe  this has no comments.  Great looking strap and would look great on the right horn.  Would be proud to hang a horn on it.

Antique Gun Collecting / Re: Unknown Large Bore rifle.
« Last post by Rawhide Rick on Today at 05:37:56 AM »
I know Im wading in to deep water here, and this is not a challenge to anyone elses assessment, as Im barely a novice here, but

What stands out in the photos that makes the barrel a concern as a potential shooter?

It could be a shooter. It usually takes a lot of work. Id clean the unbreeched barrel then slide a white patch from the muzzle to within 3/4 of the breech. Now you can clearly see the condition of the powder chamber. If the rifling is missing due to erosion then a liner or reborn and re-rifling are needed. This is why they often cut an inch off the muzzle and breech when re-working a barrel. Those areas got ugly. If you have rifling all the way to the breech without major craters then re-cutting the existing rifling is possible.

Hadnt considered erosion of the metal.  Seems like cutting off both ends of the barrel gets you in to a lot of other.
Antique Gun Collecting / Re: John Bull rifle
« Last post by Mac on Today at 04:48:29 AM »
Jim, sounds like a plan, I'll have it there.
Items for Sale/Wanted / Re: New Bucks County LR....addt'l pics added
« Last post by JEH on Today at 04:34:16 AM »
Hope some one buys this one so I don't have to...
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