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Antique Gun Collecting / Re: Upper Susquehanna ID
« Last post by Bill Paton on February 04, 2023, 11:22:13 PM »
There are a lot of I or J * Ls to choose from among River Gun makers. Can you show more images of the rifle?
Bill Paton
Gun Building / Re: Used rifles
« Last post by smylee grouch on February 04, 2023, 11:21:42 PM »
New guns now days age differently. Where and how you use/hunt with them will vary the process. In 2017 middle May bear camp just south of Ft. McMurry, AB first hunt with my new and new looking 62 flint. Six inches of wet snow on the ground and had to travel along the 4-lane  on a 4-wheeler with all the oil country traffic throwing alot of slop on every thing. After 6 days my new gun looked like middle age. I try not to abuse my guns but I don't fret taking them out to be used, dam the consequences. It took  extra effort to clean it up but in the end it was worth it. I guess I'm guilty of aging my gun.  :-\
Antique Gun Collecting / Re: Identification Assistance Requested "DS" Rifle
« Last post by okawbow on February 04, 2023, 11:12:49 PM »
Nice rifle. Looks southern to me. Lock looks like a re-purposed flintlock. Maybe a Pennsylvania trained gunsmith who moved south?
Items for Sale/Wanted / Re: Hudson Valley Fowler for sale
« Last post by Panzerschwein on February 04, 2023, 10:49:04 PM »
Is the front end of the triggerguard off center or is that just an optical illusion?
Antique Gun Collecting / Re: Original lock, flint re-conversion or not??
« Last post by Molly on February 04, 2023, 10:41:11 PM »
I was reading something recently about the development of locks and features and there was something about the roller BUT I cannot recall specifics and cannot even recall what I was reading!  Here is the rub.  No question it is a Virginia style rifle and no question it is signed P * SITES.

P Sites left Virginia in 1809 and relocated in Ohio.  So if this was made 1820/1830 then it was not made in Virginia if made by P Sites.  So could it be a product of 1809 OR is it a gun made in Ohio at a later date.

I doubt there are really any answers.
Black Powder Shooting / Re: Effective range of a smoothbore
« Last post by old george on February 04, 2023, 10:20:20 PM »
I really enjoyed the video in this thread. Some gorgeous smoothies in it. I think Danny Caywood mentioned. mentioned using corn muffin mix as a buffering agent.

Antique Gun Collecting / Upper Susquehanna ID
« Last post by Avlrc on February 04, 2023, 09:57:29 PM »
Could someone please tell me who the maker is? Thanks

Gun Building / Re: Used rifles
« Last post by Bob Roller on February 04, 2023, 09:55:59 PM »
If ANY of us are offered what appears to be an aged and real Hawken  from any time frame,pull the barrel and make sure it does NOT say T.K.Dawsom,Williamsport,Ind and the number of the gun on the bottom flat.Also pull the lock,it may have Roller and the last 2 numbers of the year it was made.Tom was probably the first to build in the accidents and all the mistakes seen in the authentic ones so buyer beware IS a good idea here. Tom offered them for what they were,precise copies and nothing more.
Bob Roller
Items for Sale/Wanted / NgraveR scrollmaster kit
« Last post by smallpatch on February 04, 2023, 09:47:50 PM »
Looking to replace a misplaced scrollmaster template set.
A great help with carving layout.
Will pay $50. Let me know if you have one.
Antique Gun Collecting / Re: A interesting flintlock
« Last post by taterbug on February 04, 2023, 09:28:18 PM »
I'd be interested in how the 'take-down' feature was supposed to work.  I see the plates in the wrist, assuming it comes apart there.  Just wondering how, or what keeps it from becoming an ungainly pistol at exactly the wrong time?
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