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Gun Building / Re: A Jaeger, finally finished
« Last post by PhDBrewer on Today at 07:06:32 AM »
Great job!
Hope mine does not take that long...
Beautiful carving!
Gun Building / Re: A Jaeger, finally finished
« Last post by Grischi on Today at 06:41:43 AM »
This is a very fine jaeger. Like the carving.
Did you do the decoration of the side and butt plate yourself and can you post some close ups of them?
Antique Gun Collecting / Re: A interesting flintlock
« Last post by baw on Today at 05:55:50 AM »
In my opinion this is not a "coaching gun" but rather an assassin's gun, sometimes called a "poacher's gun". There is no reason for a coaching gun to have a takedown stock, but every reason for an assasin's gun to have one - to be able to hide it on your person, under a cloak or overcoat. The muzzzle of the iron barrel undoubtedly has female threads that the brass piece screws into.  Every other assassin's / poacher's gun I have ever seen had an extension barrel of perhaps a foot long that screwed on.  It is likely that the brass piece on this one was created to replace an iron extension which has become lost.
Gun Building / Re: A Jaeger, finally finished
« Last post by Ed Wenger on Today at 05:54:07 AM »
Nice looking rifle, Warren.  I especially like the treatment at the rear of the cheek piece, and the integrated carving.  My kind of gun, thanks for posting.    Best,

Black Powder Shooting / Re: Effective range of a smoothbore
« Last post by Bob Roller on Today at 05:00:46 AM »
I've never cared for any smooth bore but I would think it's useful range would be that in which a killing shot could be delivered to whatever was being shot at.I "killed" a new paint job on a 1956 Chevrolet when the occupants were stealing fancy hubcaps from a new Mercury across the street.That was a close up shot with #4 shot and a 10 gauge sxs.
Bob Roller
Antique Gun Collecting / Re: Upper Susquehanna ID
« Last post by Avlrc on Today at 04:36:37 AM »
More photos.

Contemporary Accoutrements / Re: Small hand forged axe
« Last post by Frozen Run on Today at 04:15:32 AM »
You guys need to stop drooling and just send Bart a message, he's great to work with and his prices are very reasonable. It is a rock solid tool, copied from an original, and is as well built and handy as it is beautiful.   
Thanks again Tim.  Appears that I need to get pin jaws and a pen mandrel or collet mandrel system.
Items for Sale/Wanted / WTB Scott Sibley Powder Horn
« Last post by Jerry on Today at 04:06:49 AM »
I would like to purchase or trade for a medium size Scott Sibley powder horn with double twist. Plain or engraved. Will pay $300 or plus for the right horn. Thanks, Jerry
Antique Gun Collecting / Re: Upper Susquehanna ID
« Last post by OLUT on Today at 03:49:04 AM »
It sure looks similar to a Joe Long, but would like to see the other side to be certain...... note the same script letters on a signed Joe Long gun/Users/pollylowe/Desktop/Screen Shot 2023-02-04 at 7.41.08 PM.png

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