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Offline Justin Urbantas

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Re: Whatís your next Smoothbore ?
« Reply #50 on: May 04, 2018, 05:05:36 PM »
That's about what I'm going for Daryl. Maybe a little earlier period. I ordered a .62 rifle barrel the same profile as the 20 ga barrel  for mine when I ordered from Charles Burton.  Maybe he can do one for you?

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Re: Whatís your next Smoothbore ?
« Reply #51 on: May 04, 2018, 07:08:55 PM »
States?  I suspect problems if I send my barrel down to the States for duplicating.
Daryl

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Re: Whatís your next Smoothbore ?
« Reply #52 on: May 04, 2018, 07:27:45 PM »
States?  I suspect problems if I send my barrel down to the States for duplicating.
Daryl,.... you might not have to send your barrel to Charles, just email him your barrel's dimensions and if he has any questions he'll email you back.
At least that is how my correspondence with him went, although my barrel was a simple round tapered barrel so all he needed to know was the bore caliber/gauge, length, breech diameter, and muzzle diameter.
He'll state the price and ask for a 50% deposit.
Usually about a 6-8 month wait for the finished barrel.
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Offline Daryl

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Re: Whatís your next Smoothbore ?
« Reply #53 on: May 05, 2018, 07:33:53 PM »
Excellent idea - photos and measurements might be all that is necessary. Good suggestion, rollingb - thanks.
At this time, there is too much on my  plate, but I will certainly keep this suggestion in mind.
Daryl

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Offline Jerry

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Re: Whatís your next Smoothbore ?
« Reply #54 on: June 04, 2018, 03:43:35 PM »
I just received my next smoothbore. It's a Mike Davis fowler built around a 28 gauge Ed Rayl octagon to round barrel. First shots at the range tomorrow. Thanks, Jerry

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Re: Whatís your next Smoothbore ?
« Reply #55 on: June 05, 2018, 03:37:10 AM »
I just received my next smoothbore. It's a Mike Davis fowler built around a 28 gauge Ed Rayl octagon to round barrel. First shots at the range tomorrow. Thanks, Jerry

Nice...we need pics !

Offline mark esterly

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Re: Whatís your next Smoothbore ?
« Reply #56 on: June 05, 2018, 04:36:34 AM »
this thread has me thinkin' (always a bit sketchy).  i have a 38" .58cal. d weight rifle and if i get a d weight .62 smooth barrel ..... .
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Offline Shovelbuck

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Re: Whatís your next Smoothbore ?
« Reply #57 on: June 05, 2018, 04:42:05 AM »
Don't really know why or need it, but I've had an itch to build a short barreled trade gun. something with about a 20 inch barrel.
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Re: Whatís your next Smoothbore ?
« Reply #58 on: June 07, 2018, 01:13:38 AM »
I just received my next smoothbore. It's a Mike Davis fowler built around a 28 gauge Ed Rayl octagon to round barrel. First shots at the range tomorrow. Thanks, Jerry

Will add pics soon. Jerry
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Offline Don Steele

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Re: Whatís your next Smoothbore ?
« Reply #59 on: June 07, 2018, 01:34:56 AM »
Jerry,
Iím another one looking forward to your pics. If I were shopping for a smoothbore at this time it would be the 20 ga. Currently offered by Mr. Adams in our classified section, built by Mike Davis.
I donít have a smoothbore, having always been more inclined towards small caliber precision shooting but as time goes by... who knows.
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Offline Jerry

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Re: Whatís your next Smoothbore ?
« Reply #60 on: June 08, 2018, 04:40:38 AM »
Don, Sending PM. Jerry

Offline Nessmuck

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Re: Whatís your next Smoothbore ?
« Reply #61 on: June 08, 2018, 05:38:52 AM »
Dreaming about one of Roy Strohís Carolina Smoothbores ....very lightweight. Was able to handle one at the Red Hook Brewery earlier this year....

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Re: Whatís your next Smoothbore ?
« Reply #62 on: June 08, 2018, 09:19:17 AM »
I found an old .410 shotgun barrel from a break action shotgun at an antique shop. Cut off all of the modern stuff on it and breached it.  It's choked so it will be for shot only. 1/2 stock in walnut with a small roundfaced flintlock.

Offline David R. Pennington

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Re: Whatís your next Smoothbore ?
« Reply #63 on: June 08, 2018, 02:41:58 PM »
I had planned on a smooth rifle based on RCA 85 as my next build but came across an old half stock English fowler in pretty rough shape. The barrrel I had for 85 is very close in profile to the fowler barrel except longer, so it may be a half stock fowler. The original lock can be resureccted back to flint I think.
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Offline Greg Pennell

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Re: Whatís your next Smoothbore ?
« Reply #64 on: June 09, 2018, 12:09:09 AM »
Itíll probably be this winter before I get started, but my idea is a southern mountain shotgun...as couldíve come out of one of the NC/VA/TN mountain shops. Iím thinking a mountain style restock of posssibly a trade gun barrel and lock, with a hand forged guard and buttpiece...most likely fullstock. Us mountain boys love our shotguns, canít see any reason not to have one.

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Offline bob in the woods

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Re: Whatís your next Smoothbore ?
« Reply #65 on: June 12, 2018, 02:03:28 AM »
My next smoothbore is a matchlock.  Working on making the lock now.  Thinking in terms of New France / Champlain .