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Gun Building / Re: Do we desire a Kibler Hawken kit?
« Last post by Martin S. on Today at 05:13:27 PM »
Fred, I just stumbled onto this old post and I really like your finish on both guns posted.  Can you tell me your stain and topcoat finish schedule?  I like how the grain pops and the overall color and sheen.  Thanks, Martin
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Black Powder Shooting / Re: 2F and 3F differences
« Last post by rich pierce on Today at 05:10:11 PM »
Granulation is an interesting topic. I think if we measured charges by weight wed see a little less variation in velocity. Finer powder weighs more per same volume. Less airspace.
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Black Powder Shooting / Re: 2F and 3F differences
« Last post by Daryl on Today at 05:02:44 PM »
I also found in the .69, that 2F GOEX produced higher vel. than 3F GOEX when using identical loads and load combinations. I assume this is "calibre "related". I do not know where the "switchover" occurs.
Of course a chronograph & some time testing is necessary.
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Black Powder Shooting / Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Last post by Daryl on Today at 04:58:21 PM »
I shot hundreds of them for the farmers back in SouthWestern Ontario back in the 60's. I had no ML'S then.
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Gun Building / Re: Nose Cap Help for a Kibler SMR
« Last post by oldtravler61 on Today at 04:40:11 PM »
  Actually you don't need an end cap on the nose cap. Many originals were just a bent piece of brass or steel wrapped around the end.  Just a thought and their easy to make.
  Oldtravler
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Items for Sale/Wanted / Re: Gunsmith of Greenville County
« Last post by oldtravler61 on Today at 04:30:02 PM »
  Mike did you learn anything from it...?     Oldtravler
 

  Just funning with ya....!
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Gun Building / Re: Nose Cap Help for a Kibler SMR
« Last post by Robin Henderson on Today at 03:44:59 PM »
I've poured three on Kibler's southern rifles. I believe that's the route to go.
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Contemporary Accoutrements / Re: A dagger and an integral bolster
« Last post by Robert Hill on Today at 03:28:53 PM »
Daggers are always fun to make and thank you, that bolster took a lot of filing to make that molding.
-Robert
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I hunted and shot many whistle pigs when I ran a truck farm twenty years ago. I shot them with about everything imaginable. Flintlocks, percussion and suppositories. The farm was out of town and every time I went there, I would park at the gate, arm up and walk (stalk) in. Funny thing about those buggers, if they saw you, they would run straight to their hole and dive in.  All you had to do is go to the other side of their hole and wait, when they poked their head back out they would look in the direction where they last saw you and you just pop 'em in the back of the head!,,,LK
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Gun Building / Re: Nose Cap Help for a Kibler SMR
« Last post by Mike Brooks on Today at 03:20:42 PM »
You might consider a poured pewter one.
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