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my new 40 mountian rifle,,,,,,,,,,,,
« on: September 24, 2019, 08:17:07 PM »
my new mountian rifle I got for my birthday the first of September. it is .40 cal Gillespie NC mountain rifle. it has M&G classic flintlock. a Davis #4 trigger set. it is stocked in red maple the builder cut down. it has a .40 cal. rice round bottom 42 in barrel, 3/4 cross the flats. it was patterned off an original Gillespie NC mountain rifle. the builder forged the hardware and made the sights as well. the builder is Kevin Blevins of NC, the gun is prettier than the photos. and it is deadly accurate.[/img][/img][/img]
I have never "harvested" a critter but I have killed quite a few,,,,,,,,,,,

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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2019, 08:17:28 PM »


the group to the right on the target was off hand with a couple lower not in the photo. the center group is 5 shots off the bench, all at 50yds. the load was 55gr. of swiss 3F .395 home cast RB .18 pillow ticking lubed with ballistol. the more I shoot it that better it groups,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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I have never "harvested" a critter but I have killed quite a few,,,,,,,,,,,

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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2019, 10:01:57 PM »
MOST vividly finished & well done on the load.
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2019, 10:25:22 PM »
WOW, WOW, and WOW!!!!
My friend that is a fabulous firearm. Having a similar one created for me by Jim Kibler don't listen to those who say it is too perfect to take out in the woods. Take it out kill something with it and love it. They never were meant to just hang on a wall like art.
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2019, 10:58:36 PM »
yea man I have took it hunting 3 times, the last time was this morning. our deer season started Aug.15 I plan on killing some deer with it this year. I won't have a gun I can't use in the woods, but I take care of them,,,,,,,,,,,,,
I have never "harvested" a critter but I have killed quite a few,,,,,,,,,,,

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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2019, 11:49:07 PM »
Cool stock. Kevin does some pretty cool work. I have one of his pocket horns that have a cavity in the bottom for round balls.
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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2019, 12:00:47 AM »
Such a beautiful rifle and accurate as all get-out.  I'm like you in that if I can't take it into the woods, then I don't want it.
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2019, 12:02:05 AM »
Bob i never heard of a horn with a cavity for balls, I will have to ask him about that,,,,,,,,,,,,
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2019, 12:12:01 AM »
Bob i never heard of a horn with a cavity for balls, I will have to ask him about that,,,,,,,,,,,,



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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2019, 12:14:53 AM »
Bob that's cool,,,,,,,,,,,,
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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2019, 01:39:58 AM »
I wish he'd put an English lock on those things.
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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2019, 04:00:03 AM »
I wish he'd put an English lock on those things.
Amen, still a nice rifle
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« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2019, 04:42:02 AM »
Beautiful  do you have any idea what he stained the stock with?

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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2019, 04:34:25 PM »
I think that's the coolest stock I've ever seen.

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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2019, 06:20:30 PM »
I wish he'd put an English lock on those things.

Amen

is a gorgeous gun otherwisely. Enjoy.
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« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2019, 07:32:35 PM »
Wow, I sure wish some of my maples were that loud...that is an incredible piece of lumber!  Beautiful rifle, and looks like a shooter, too.

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« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2019, 01:12:33 AM »
Kevin said he stained it with walnut hulls, iodine, rusty nails. no aqua Fortis. thanks for the nice compliments. when I took one look at it I had to have it! it is beautiful to me,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
I have never "harvested" a critter but I have killed quite a few,,,,,,,,,,,

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« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2019, 05:40:01 PM »
That is a gorgeous finished rifle.

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« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2019, 05:05:17 PM »
Really nice looking rifle. I too have a horn that holds and dispense balls, up to 50 caliber, and also percussion caps. Carry powder in pre chargers.
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