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I posted awhile ago that I got a Tip Curtis French fowler. It was in the white and I finished it up a couple weeks ago. Metal was finished to 320grit and then red scotch brite to blend it. Wood is true-oil rubbed lightly with red scotch write. I made the silver sight following one of the tutorials on this site. The ramrod tip is buffalo horn. The info on here is outstanding. Was able to find most answers to my questions I would say.









I was able to pattern it a week ago. This is 25yds. 70gr fffg swiss and 1.5oz copper plated #6 shot. Two overshot cards on the powder and one over the shot. Got about 15 hits in the head and neck.



Then a couple days ago I was able to get out for my first morning of turkey hunting this year. I sat in my blind for about 4hrs total. Ended up call this jake. He came in silent as I was calling to some toms across the draw. He is probably the smallest tom in the area but I am super excited to have him. One shot at 12yds did the trick. Hoping to get one more and hopefully a big one. Thanks for looking!





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Re: Finished pics of my Tip Curtis French fowler plus success pics!
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2018, 11:19:51 PM »
very nice on both. Mark

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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2018, 11:20:51 PM »
Welcome to the addiction.  Very nice!!!

Good luck on the next one, Skychief.

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Re: Finished pics of my Tip Curtis French fowler plus success pics!
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2018, 01:54:12 AM »
Good job on the Fowler, and congrats on the turkey!  Well done!

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Re: Finished pics of my Tip Curtis French fowler plus success pics!
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2018, 02:58:55 AM »
Double thumbs up!!!

Offline Joe S.

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Re: Finished pics of my Tip Curtis French fowler plus success pics!
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2018, 03:45:42 AM »
Well done sir,nice fowler,nice turkey

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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2018, 05:08:21 AM »
Sir, Congrats on a job well done! Nate

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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2018, 05:27:20 AM »
Lovely job and lovely photos!

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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2018, 06:30:00 AM »
That’s awesome! Congrats on the build and harvest!

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Re: Finished pics of my Tip Curtis French fowler plus success pics!
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2018, 07:21:21 AM »
Nice job on gun and bird.  That young gobbler will make some good eating. 
Jerry

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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2018, 08:15:08 AM »
Thanks guys! I have really enjoyed shooting it. I am looking forward to working on a roundball load after turkey season. My first flintlock and I must say I may be addicted. Pretty awesome!

Brandon

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Re: Finished pics of my Tip Curtis French fowler plus success pics!
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2018, 05:16:46 PM »
Congratulations on a job well done.

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Re: Finished pics of my Tip Curtis French fowler plus success pics!
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2018, 09:11:32 PM »
I do like your gun; and I'd take that turkey any day, any time.
!Jozai Senjo! "always present on the battlefield"
Young guys should hang out with old guys; old guys know stuff.

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Re: Finished pics of my Tip Curtis French fowler plus success pics!
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2018, 04:06:10 PM »
I like the clean lines of your stock and lock molding, looks really good.

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« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2018, 06:41:45 PM »
  Congratulations you did good on both !!!  Oldtravler

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Re: Finished pics of my Tip Curtis French fowler plus success pics!
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2018, 08:04:47 PM »
Always nice to put up some meat with a new gun.
Watching those big wings flapping of the ground through the smoke, NEVER GETS OLD!

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Re: Finished pics of my Tip Curtis French fowler plus success pics!
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2018, 09:05:29 PM »
I'll also chime in with the kudos --- you did a very nice job on that gun and the turkey ;). I think you NEED a flintlock rifle (or two) to go along with it ;D.
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Re: Finished pics of my Tip Curtis French fowler plus success pics!
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2018, 09:31:17 PM »
I concur. I would really like to build a chambers Virginia rifle. It was good to do the kit in the white but it definitely left me wanting to put my own together.

Shot roundballs today. Bad rest on first high shot. Then put two together. Got cocky and put somehow through the 4th shot to the left. Not sure what happened there. 50yd Target. I was shooting 90gr fffg Swiss with 3 overshot cards on powder and one card over a bareball. Shows some promise I would say!

Any tips on consistency with a smoothbore?



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« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2018, 11:27:59 PM »
Great job on that gun!
!Jozai Senjo! "always present on the battlefield"
Young guys should hang out with old guys; old guys know stuff.

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Re: Finished pics of my Tip Curtis French fowler plus success pics!
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2018, 04:50:48 AM »
Shoot more shots and keep track of your 10 shot groups with different load combinations .  :)

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Re: Finished pics of my Tip Curtis French fowler plus success pics!
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2018, 06:06:31 AM »
Try a patched ball.....

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« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2018, 04:35:03 PM »
Daryl

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Re: Finished pics of my Tip Curtis French fowler plus success pics!
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2018, 04:38:53 PM »
I'd reckon to also try a ball with e a felt wad in front and behind.
Nice thick wad especially behind, and lubed before the top wad.
Rear felt wad makes a nest and keep ball centred as it goes up the spout.

Worth trying as all these guns like different things.