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Gun Building / Re: What does mustard do to a barrel
« Last post by 45-110 on Today at 05:33:25 PM »
I am interested also on the finish outcome. Got a new build I might try it on. Seem to remember its a mix of mustard and vinegar?
Antique Accoutrements / Old Horn.
« Last post by Pukka Bundook on Today at 05:09:01 PM »
I think I got this one from someone in North Carolina.
I like it.
Can anyone tell me anything about it?
It has had a wire loop that went through the horn and out the base plug, then wrapped around two tacks to secure it.

Any help on location or date would be greatly appreciated.
had it maybe 15 years.

Gun Building / Re: 54 caliber smooth rifle "schimmel"
« Last post by tooguns on Today at 05:05:15 PM »
That's quite schimmely! Looks great, maybe the only furniture is a single ramrod pipe. Just "lock stock and barrel" and a coat of barn red milk paint.
Gun Building / What does mustard do to a barrel
« Last post by PAhunter on Today at 04:51:18 PM »
 I was wondering the best way to age a barrel and what does mustard do to the barrel in terms of color and aging? I want a grey color.
Gun Building / Re: Kibler colonial longrifle carving
« Last post by Enfield on Today at 04:39:32 PM »
Oha.... was sure it would have been Cherrey...the last pictures of  Reply22
But thank you...
Contemporary Accoutrements / Re: flask done some time ago
« Last post by Pukka Bundook on Today at 04:38:59 PM »
It's an honour that  you like them Smylee!

Welcome to the forum, and would love to see your matchlocks in the appropriate section!

I need a photo from another angle. cant quite figure it out!


Gun Building / Re: Girandoni air rifle
« Last post by 120RIR on Today at 04:32:37 PM »
I have several of Ernie's flintlocks but not one of his air rifles.  I didn't realize he put together a book or manuscript but if any copies are available, you might want to try his old business partner, Rick Keller, at Great War Militaria in Chambersburg, Penn.
Black Powder Shooting / Re: ALR December Postal Match
« Last post by alacran on Today at 04:24:16 PM »
Thank you, Jakob. Just printed out three of the ones in black.
Wasn't able to compete on last month's match. I was too busy hunting and when I wasn't the weather got in the way.
Back home now. I will be hunting here also but have two weeks before that happens and need to play with the rifle I will be using.
this will be a good warm up target.
Gun Building / Re: Girandoni air rifle
« Last post by Goo on Today at 04:17:49 PM »
Ernie cowan wrote a book documenting his work recreating this gun they are difficult to find.
Black Powder Shooting / Re: Prevention
« Last post by Top Jaw on Today at 04:12:02 PM »
Agree with sealing under buttplate.   And also in patchbox cavity (and lid) if you have a sliding wooden box and lid, or a metal patch box lid that extends to the butt.  Same principle for moisture when loading in these cases. 
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