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Offline Dennis Daigger

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Unique take-down flintlock
« on: May 23, 2020, 07:11:08 PM »
An interesting gun to say the least.

Offline Jose Gordo

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Re: Unique take-down flintlock
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2020, 11:30:58 PM »
Thanks Dennis. Very cool gun. I think I'd build one if I had the tools.

It's difficult for me to believe that this is a poacher's gun, as it is described. I can't imagine a poacher ever paying for a gun like this with his ill gotten gains. If a poacher really wanted a short gun to conceal, it would be a lot cheaper and easier to saw the barrel on a standard rifle to 18" or so.
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Offline JV Puleo

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Re: Unique take-down flintlock
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2020, 12:59:18 AM »
It was intended to be easy to transport in a carriage.

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Re: Unique take-down flintlock
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2020, 02:06:21 AM »
Love the creativity of antique dealers and other salesmen
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Offline James Wilson Everett

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Re: Unique take-down flintlock
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2020, 03:24:21 AM »

Not all that unique.  Really a gentleman's toy rather than a serious gun.  Here are photos of some others:

Could also be attached to a blunderbuss type barrel.

Here is one I made a while ago.