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Items for Sale/Wanted / German silver sheet. 24ga.
« Last post by Jim Spray on November 29, 2021, 08:46:12 PM »
6 sheets of German silver sheet. .020 24ga.  6x12 $50.00 plus $10.00 shipping.
Items for Sale/Wanted / Re: Brass tacks. Price drop!
« Last post by Jim Spray on November 29, 2021, 08:39:07 PM »
 Quite a few different sizes! $80.00 plus $15.00 shipping
Antique Gun Collecting / Re: Need Help Identifying Gun
« Last post by CapeCodder99 on November 29, 2021, 08:37:32 PM »
Are the markings just intricacies engraved by the owner? Did military guns back then not have any markings? I was told it is possibly curly maple wood. Are fowlers early shotguns?

In looking at the photo's I realized I had left out a shot of the side plate. sorry about that.

Gun Building / Re: A new walnut one
« Last post by yip on November 29, 2021, 08:10:38 PM »
Antique Gun Collecting / Re: Need Help Identifying Gun
« Last post by Bob Roller on November 29, 2021, 08:04:47 PM »
Doesn't look recent and maybe a fowler made from a military gun.Run the rod down the barrel and check for a long forgotten load be it ball or shot.Never assume a relic is unloaded.I have unloaded more than one.
Bob Roller
Antique Gun Collecting / Re: Need Help Identifying Gun
« Last post by rich pierce on November 29, 2021, 08:02:32 PM »
The photo hosting site connection is not working with some browsers right now. Itís being investigated. This looks like a Massachusetts New England militia gun, post Rev War to me.
Black Powder Shooting / Re: November Postal Match
« Last post by MuskratMike on November 29, 2021, 08:00:04 PM »
Well here is mine (well the only one near good enough to post).
.40 caliber Kibler SMR, .395 balls .013+/- pillow ticking patches with T.O.T.W. Mink oil, 60 grains of GOEX 3F. Only had the 1 day as it is hunting season, Thanksgiving and Pacific N.W. rainy season.
I will bow to the official scorer but I see it as a 48. Not bad for an old guy with shaky hands and bad eyesight.

Gun Building / The best way??
« Last post by Scota4570 on November 29, 2021, 07:59:46 PM »
On my pistol project I have a question.  If I let the guard sit on top of the trigger plate I will get a bump in the wood,  a recess where the wood is proud of the trigger plate. 

Should I remove some material as shown in the photo below? 

Antique Gun Collecting / Re: Johannes Rupp of Macungie
« Last post by Eric Kettenburg on November 29, 2021, 07:47:55 PM »
I will be updating over the next week or so; I've got additional tax information and also have been working on revisions for Neiharts and Molls.  Mostly because they were all in a relatively confined area, so while searching for information on one man or family, it's almost impossible to avoid finding additional information on others nearby!  Also plan to dig further into church records once I exhaust the tax mining.  Anyway, just for the handful out there who may find this stuff a step or two above "dry and boring."   ;D ;D
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