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Offline Bob Roller

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Re: Let's see your smoothbores!
« Reply #50 on: June 13, 2016, 01:54:16 PM »
I'll just stick to what I actually have owned instead of what I have built.
This is a ca. 1815-ish English 18 bore SXS flint gun by Bilby Hyde & Co. Killed lots of pheasants with it and even more skeets. Unfortunately, I sold it last year. :-[

Then there's always this big dog. 72"  barrel ,11 bore Hudson Valley gun with a dog lock. I still own this one. Although, somebody else can if they want. ;)

Here's a link if you want to see more pics of it.
http://www.fowlingguns.com/hv328.html

Stabilize the buttplate and put the Maple Leaf flag on the muzzle.
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Re: Let's see your smoothbores!
« Reply #51 on: June 13, 2016, 02:53:58 PM »
Really!darn near would have to put a red flag on the end of the barrel as it rides in the bed of your truck ;D
I was shocked to find I can get it inside my wife's KIA Soul!. ::)
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Re: Let's see your smoothbores!
« Reply #52 on: June 13, 2016, 03:22:19 PM »
Bucks County smoothbore.  Finished, carved and engraved by Ron Luckenbill.  50 ca. Rice oct/round barrel, Reaves Goehring hardware. Hand made patchbox, ramrod pipes, side plate and pick holder


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Re: Let's see your smoothbores!
« Reply #53 on: June 13, 2016, 03:43:36 PM »
What an absolutely beautiful Flinter, and it is even a Lefty !! One of My dreams is to have a Lukinbill built Smoothie.....

Offline Bob Roller

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Re: Let's see your smoothbores!
« Reply #54 on: June 13, 2016, 04:08:37 PM »
Really!darn near would have to put a red flag on the end of the barrel as it rides in the bed of your truck ;D
I was shocked to find I can get it inside my wife's KIA Soul!. ::)


Does that KIA Soul have a sun roof ;D

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Re: Let's see your smoothbores!
« Reply #55 on: June 13, 2016, 05:20:07 PM »
Really!darn near would have to put a red flag on the end of the barrel as it rides in the bed of your truck ;D
I was shocked to find I can get it inside my wife's KIA Soul!. ::)


Does that KIA Soul have a sun roof ;D

Bob Roller
Hatchback! Open up the back end and keep shoving the gun in untill it';s all in  there. ;)
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Re: Let's see your smoothbores!
« Reply #56 on: April 02, 2017, 03:29:31 AM »
How about a bump for this old thread, there gotta be some new smoothbores, especially in time for turkey season!

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Re: Let's see your smoothbores!
« Reply #57 on: April 02, 2017, 04:18:44 AM »
.62 smooth rifle made by Don Bruton.  Queen Anne lock, front sight made from a silver dollar my dad carried all my life.  All hardware hand forged by Don.


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Re: Let's see your smoothbores!
« Reply #58 on: April 02, 2017, 04:53:04 AM »
Nice Steve!  The front sight is a great idea!!!

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Re: Let's see your smoothbores!
« Reply #59 on: April 02, 2017, 07:44:09 AM »
Thanks Sky

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Re: Let's see your smoothbores!
« Reply #60 on: April 02, 2017, 12:29:24 PM »
Billy Bones, ( the top pic).62 cal spare parts on a Chambers Littlefeller platform.  The stock is a second, but I could not find anything beyond a scratch wrong with it.



Rasca(the bottom pic) l, .54 cal  spare parts on a Chambers Little Feller Platform.  Weighs about six pounds.


Both were built for trail walks.  Dunno why I got fascinated with Brown Bess Trigger Guards and like bone inlays.  However, they clean faster and foul slower.  Grouped them at fifty, pretty sure they'll go out to 75 well.  I don't hunt because I got victimized when a little kid by Walt Disney's obsession with killing off Mom and Dad in his cartoons...noteably Bambi's Mom.  I'll buy licenses and bop around the woods, and these two are perfect for what I want to do with them.

Built a bag for each one.  Bags and guns probably offend the brains out of the really good makers because they are fantasy guns at best.   Then again, that's why I write fiction

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Re: Let's see your smoothbores!
« Reply #61 on: April 03, 2017, 12:02:31 AM »
Beautiful guns, capgunkid.  Don't feel too bad about not hunting; lots of kids back then were ruined by Disney cartoons.  Nothing wrong with inanimate targets, either; that's what I've been shooting for the past few years.
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Re: Let's see your smoothbores!
« Reply #62 on: April 03, 2017, 12:15:22 AM »
Here's some of my latest stuff I just whipped out. English fowling gun. English walnut stock that was a pleasure to work.Got the stock from Dunlap years ago on a lark. It was real ight colored with black streaks. I stained it back a bit with my secret woo woo sauce and lost alot of the streaks but improved the color 100%. This was one of the exceptionally hard english walnut stocks you could cut any way you wanted to and not get in trouble. Alot of scraper finish on this one. Most all the steel mounts , lock and barrel came from Chambers. 40" Long Hammock 20 bore round barrel with a jug choke. Sterling thumbpiece and front sight.. Did some patterning work with it today, it's going to be a turk masher for sure. It will shoot about any load you want to dump in. 8 1/4 lb gun that handles incredibly well, I believe I could easily wing shoot with this gun as well as decap turks......but it ain't my gun..... :P




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Re: Let's see your smoothbores!
« Reply #63 on: April 03, 2017, 12:26:33 AM »
Now the Germanic version. 42" colerain straight taper barrel in 20 cylinder bore. Good ol' Iowa walnut stock. Unimpressive L&R lock that needs to go back to L&R to make it actually spark. Reeves Goehring t-guard and B-plate which I believe both came from a big German target rifle. Threw a little carving on here and there to keep it interesting. It has a 14 3/4" pull which the giant BP kind of disguises. If this was a 1/2 stock with straight rifling it would have been called a boar gun. Trigger guard and BP are mainly cleaned up with scrapers, followed by abrasives. No stain on this one. The color is as is where is.





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Re: Let's see your smoothbores!
« Reply #64 on: April 03, 2017, 12:29:09 AM »
Nice!
!Jozai Senjo! "always present on the battlefield"
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Re: Let's see your smoothbores!
« Reply #65 on: April 03, 2017, 12:40:17 AM »
Nice!
You're just saying that because I pay you to... ::)
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Re: Let's see your smoothbores!
« Reply #66 on: April 03, 2017, 01:58:26 AM »
Both are very sharp Mike. Put me down on the I like em page
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Nothing beats the feel of a handmade southern iron mounted flintlock on a cold frosty morning

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Re: Let's see your smoothbores!
« Reply #67 on: April 03, 2017, 10:48:30 PM »
Nice!
You're just saying that because I pay you to... ::)



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Re: Let's see your smoothbores!
« Reply #68 on: April 04, 2017, 12:32:03 AM »
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Mike Davis smoothbore - 20 gauge - Walnut stock and Colerain barrel.

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Re: Let's see your smoothbores!
« Reply #69 on: April 05, 2017, 04:59:02 PM »
   Mike for the right $$$$$ I'll say something good too!!!  All kidding aside very nice!! Oldtravler

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Re: Let's see your smoothbores!
« Reply #70 on: April 05, 2017, 05:54:08 PM »
No way shape or form a smoothbore fan until I see a Mike Brooks smoothbore. Incredible lines.

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Re: Let's see your smoothbores!
« Reply #71 on: April 05, 2017, 07:33:05 PM »
   Mike for the right $$$$$ I'll say something good too!!!  Oldtravler



I tried to get him to build me a gun; but, GET THIS, he actually wants me to PAY him for it!!! :o
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Re: Let's see your smoothbores!
« Reply #72 on: April 06, 2017, 12:55:31 AM »
  Hanshi just give him $20 dollar's an call it even. Your actually helping Mike out in the long run. Because he will be that much closer to his 400 guns.!!  Oldtravler