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Gun Building / Re: Schimmel Builders?
« Last post by Keb on Today at 02:06:06 AM »
Thank you guys!

Iím on Allen Martinís list, down payment sent and am settling in for the wait. I think Tom Petty has a song about this? LOL!

Mary Jane's Last Dance?
Antique Gun Collecting / Re: Damage to butt plate
« Last post by Avlrc on Today at 01:58:27 AM »
Similar damage on this cheery stocked American Revolution Musket.  I like that kind of wear & tear, makes you know it was used a lot & probably seen some conflicts. 

Black Powder Shooting / Re: Short Guys & Long Barrels?
« Last post by Not English on Today at 01:57:12 AM »
Panzer, My advice is to  go with what trips your trigger. If you do, you'll probably be more inclined to use it more. I got a tulle with a 52 1/2" barrel. I'm 5'9'' just to give you an idea. All you really need to do is just let the rest of the gun stick out behind you when loading. It's no different than loading a gun that is held vertically.

Black Powder Shooting / Re: Short Guys & Long Barrels?
« Last post by Stoner creek on Today at 01:54:07 AM »
Go with as much weight as you can hold. Donít go with too much trigger pull. Iím 6í4Ē and 13 3/8Ē is great. Could have been shorter. A gun with a too long trigger pull is very uncomfortable to shoot. 14Ē is too far to reach for me. The good news is that Allen is a good listener and should get you where you need to be. Iíve had a glass or two of Kentuckyís best with him.
Gun Building / Re: Dolep lock dimensions
« Last post by smart dog on Today at 01:52:10 AM »
Hi Dave,
I don't believe the Dolep lock is a style you will find very often on New England fowlers.  It is from the end of the 17th century through the first decade of the 18th.  It has a rounded face but with the double curve in the bottom edge common to English and Dutch locks from that period.  I have not seen any NE examples using it although I am sure there is some example out there.  You might be better off using Chamber's small round-faced English lock.

Black Powder Shooting / Re: Short Guys & Long Barrels?
« Last post by BillF/TRF on Today at 01:47:47 AM »
I have a 42" swamped barrel York County rifle. Total length is 58".  I am 5' 7" so that when holding my rifle upright on the floor I can imagine adding 4 inches to that gun and I can still see over the top.  I am 74 years old and I shot that rifle at the range and rendezvous all last summer and had no problem loading and holding it.  I am looking at buying  a Kibler SMR as well.
Okay, I really like the horn.  I am going into the camp of folks who say it should be stamped Tim Crosby, Lancaster, OH.  I know you are too humble for that, but it would be way cool.
I agree with Marc, after all you did make the horn, you should have your name on it.
Gun Building / Re: Bedding Recommendations
« Last post by Kevin Houlihan on Today at 01:42:53 AM »
 I just received an order of Acraglas w/ the non-flammable release agent today from Brownells. 
Gun Building / Re: TOW Gravers
« Last post by smylee grouch on Today at 01:39:47 AM »
There are books and you tube videos to help you get started and to show you how to shape and sharpen the gravers
Antique Gun Collecting / Re: Damage to butt plate
« Last post by rich pierce on Today at 01:38:48 AM »
One possibility is it was formed of sheet brass and naturally thinned at the heel by peening in that bend. Then it easily wore through and subsequently was kinda smoothed up there to prevent grabbing on clothing. Just a guess.
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