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Gun Building / Re: Lock Update
« Last post by moleeyes36 on Today at 03:40:34 PM »

     .....We are already in production with this new process for our Late Ketland and large Siler flintlocks, and we will be adding our other locks as time permits.....
     

Jim, I have 3 projects coming up soon on my schedule that require small Siler flintlocks.  Do you have an estimate of when these locks will be undergo the new process?  Thanks.

Don Richards
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I have made one with a bear bone handle and powder bolster.  For actual use, I prefer antler as it doesn't get as slippery in the hand when skinning or butchering.  BTW, if crossing any borders, don't advertise that bear bone handle.  CITES will bite you.
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Gun Building / Re: the way I do it
« Last post by P.Bigham on Today at 03:12:16 PM »
Thanks for taking the time to post this.  Jerry Iam sending you a PM on your machine. 
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Black Powder Shooting / Re: Linen Frabric...
« Last post by madmtmike on Today at 03:11:52 PM »
Most linen I've found runs .013", a little on the thin side.
I like it though for hunting as it won't set the woods on fire; the patches won't burn.
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Gun Building / Re: Finished Fainot rifle
« Last post by smart dog on Today at 12:45:49 PM »
Really nice Rich!  You really captured an authentic look. Add some scratches, dents, and a little rust and you could put it in a museum with everyone thinking it was 250 years old.  That fowler would be amazing.

dave
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Gun Building / Re: Finished Fainot rifle
« Last post by Dave B on Today at 08:31:05 AM »
Fabulous work Rich. I love the Fainot pieces for that vary reason you mention in their folksy charm and uniqueness. You can see it across a room and know who was the maker right off. Well done. Love to see what your new project as it comes together.
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Thanks for the comments fellas!  They really mean a great deal. 

Justin, I'm sure if you put your mind to it you will do an excellent job of building one of these.  Have you gotten your lathe fixed?  I would like to see if you could make me a bore protector if you do.

Curtis,
Who made the tang sight? I remember Don Brown had Mike Neumann in South Africa
make some.I used to get frequent E mail from Mike bit haven't heard from him for a long time
and wonder about his safety over there.

Bob Roller

Bob, I think Rod told me who made the sights I have a year ago when I purchased them...  I don't recall the name.  I seem to remember it was a husband a wife team from South Africa so it could be Mike Neumann.   We talked about several sights though so I am not certain.

Curtis
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Thanks for the info Westbury, I will see that it gets passed along.  Any thoughts on the extremely heavy brass buttplate?

Curtis
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Gun Building / Re: Thanks a bunch.
« Last post by Willbarq on Today at 07:07:20 AM »
 
I' ve just finished in the last week or so, I've not been to the range with it. Small town boy, but not close enough to the county to step out the back.
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Gun Building / Re: Finished Fainot rifle
« Last post by rich pierce on Today at 06:29:40 AM »
Thanks for the comments. Itís my 2nd Fainot. I think Iíve got one more in me but my next project is a Hudson Valley fowling piece. Fainot #3 will be highly influenced by this very long fowler. But Iíll be tempted to put a box on it.






















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