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Offline Shovelbuck

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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #50 on: August 30, 2016, 02:28:07 AM »
Wow Shovelbuck! Nice job. How about some close-ups?

I'll try to get some taken one of these days. Pretty crude but the standards on this site though, but after looking at hundreds of photos of originals I figured I'd give it a shot.
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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #51 on: August 30, 2016, 03:46:44 AM »
I've owned and own a lot of muzzleloaders, but never have had a carved and engraved long rifle until finishing this one last week. So until the next build this winter, this one is the new favorite. ;D

WoW !!!

Er ... once you have finished  your next "new favorite", maybe you could just send that old thing on to me ????

(ok .... didn't think so ... but one can always dream ..... !)
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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #52 on: August 30, 2016, 03:48:02 AM »
My .50 cal. smoothbore. Carved, engraved, and finished by Ron Luckenbill.  I enjoy competing with rifles - and, on rare occasion, winning.


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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #53 on: August 30, 2016, 05:15:16 AM »
The only one I have…a common production gun-- a Pedersoli ky flintlock.
Here it is in 2 minutes of usage:



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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #54 on: August 30, 2016, 03:22:18 PM »
My favorite gun is a .65 cal. smooth rifle with a 48" iron double tapered octagon barrel, hand made lock and all other parts.


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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #55 on: August 30, 2016, 04:23:00 PM »
Well, my guns are not as fancy as even Hanshi's (his "plain-Jane" rifle seems very nice to me!), but my favorite is my NSW Chief's gun (20 ga), 'cause as the Joker once said "you are just so much fun!"

« Last Edit: August 30, 2016, 05:15:28 PM by Dewey »

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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #56 on: August 30, 2016, 06:27:42 PM »
Hessian, that is a .48 caliber?

I'm curious, why not just go with either .45 or .50? 

I purchased Mike Millers personal gun. I think he made it in the early 90's. We were talking one day at Friendship and I told him I liked his work but could probably never afford one of his guns. He told me I could pay him while he was building it as his backlog was about 3 years at that time. He asked me to write down everything I wanted in a rifle. When I finished I gave the list to him. He looked at it, grinned and took a nice walnut stocked early trade rifle off the wall.
Try this, he said.
I shouldered it and the silver front site just fell into place. It fit me perfectly.
How about that, he asked?
I told him it was perfect.
He told me it was his gun and he would sell it to me or I could wait until he built another.
I'm not sure why it was a .48 but if I remember correctly one of David Crocketts rifles was a .48. All I know is that it shoots like a laser beam! I had Larry Callihan make me a mold and I run about 200 balls once a year.
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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #57 on: August 30, 2016, 09:17:07 PM »
Dewey, et. al.  I've not seen a gun on this thread I didn't drool over, promise.

That was a very cool video, yardhunter, and thanks for sharing a very entertaining show of marksmanship.
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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #58 on: August 31, 2016, 01:20:26 AM »
Cool video ;D
Nothing beats the feel of a handmade southern iron mounted flintlock on a cold frosty morning

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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #59 on: August 31, 2016, 01:49:24 AM »
Great video and excellent shooting ;D

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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #60 on: August 31, 2016, 01:54:00 AM »
Keb, That's Salvo's old rifle isn't it?..........Bob
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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #61 on: August 31, 2016, 03:53:52 PM »
Spinner, that is a good looking piece.    (Except the lock is on the wrong side... :)  )
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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #62 on: September 01, 2016, 02:57:37 AM »
Bones.  If I had put the lock on the other side it would be facing the wrong way........ :)

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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #63 on: September 01, 2016, 03:33:25 PM »
Keb, That's Salvo's old rifle isn't it?..........Bob
Yup. He called it Malachi. He made it in 1969. Top flat says:"John Dodd Charles Town 1769".
It's a great shooting gun, too.

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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #64 on: September 03, 2016, 07:33:59 AM »
This one was fun to shoot at Rendezvous this last week.  I managed a 2nd in trap (Quail walk) missing only 1 bird in 10, using 2 3/4 dram 2F and 1oz. shot. 
1st place winner of the event, Neil, a man of this forum and also a local guy here in PG, had one less "Tie" than I did.  I shot two slow on one of them, I guess LOL. Neil is a fantastic shot with his 13 bore, Pedersoli Fl;int-lock English pattern scattergun.  I also got a prize for 7th place in a trail walk with it using round balls - missed a bunch of targets, I did. LOL  Taylor won that smooth-bore round  ball event with a perfect score using his long smooth gun, a 20 bore, no missed in 20 shots - aced the
trail and many of the targets were very small and at 30-40 yards.


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