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Offline jim alford

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Re: Lets see your rifles!
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2021, 09:44:30 PM »
rsherman, Thanks, ya gotta love those big ol' chunk guns.

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« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2021, 04:05:22 PM »
rsherman, I  would certainly appreciate some additional photos of the two rifles previously posted. Interesting pieces.
Thanks, JIM .45 cal, 42" straight 15/16", Actually broken wrist.  Nice rippely scraped red maple stock.






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« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2021, 04:10:58 PM »
.45 cal 42" straight 15/16". Nice rippely, scraped red maple
Stock, with genuine broken wrist .  lol

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« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2021, 04:15:44 PM »
This is a bench copy of an iron mounted rifle..Not sure where the original was made, But I thought it was a cool rifle.. The original is in Jim Gordon's museum,, I had it about four months to make the copy. About nine years ago.  LP


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Re: Lets see your rifles!
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2021, 06:15:05 PM »
Hi,
Here is my current favorite and my previous favorite.  Both 62 caliber.

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« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2021, 07:02:24 PM »
Smart dog, I love the checkering on your previous favorite. Actually, let me amend that, I love everything about that rifle.

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« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2021, 03:34:35 PM »
Hi Donal,
Thanks.  I really like that rifle too and the bonus is the barrel has a slight choke or taper to the bore.  I did not realize that until I put ball and patch down it.  I bought it from Chris Laubach and I don't know if he ordered the taper or what? It is just a Colerain D weight Griffin rifled barrel.  I've never knowingly owned a rifled barrel with a tapered bore and I've never owned a barrel for which developing a good load was easier.  It is the most forgiving barrel I've ever used and it is very accurate.  I use a 0.595 ball with 0.018" patches, which loads nice and easy and with 85 grains of powder will shoot 1.5" groups at 50 yards.  However, powder charges ranging as low as 75 grains and as high as 95 made no difference at that range so I selected 85 because it was right in the middle.  The lock is one I built up from TRS parts.  It is a copy of a lock by John Twigg.  I am not sure it is a particularly fast lock but it always ignites the primer.  I've shot the rifle quite a bit now and have not had a single misfire or hang fire even with very worn flints and fouling build up.  On our last wood walk in 2020, I shot the head off a bowling pin at 120 yards with it.  I really like the rifle a lot.

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« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2021, 08:33:54 PM »




 58 colonial for knocking out  north Missouri  whitetail

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« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2021, 09:13:54 PM »




 58 colonial for knocking out  north Missouri  whitetail

That is a gorgeous rifle

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« Reply #34 on: February 22, 2021, 01:12:55 AM »
  Skullcap that is one beautiful gun !!

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« Reply #35 on: February 22, 2021, 01:28:56 AM »
Thank you guys I am very pleased with it in every way.    Iíve owned a lot of flint guns.  This is my fav  it has magic in it when it shoots also

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« Reply #36 on: February 22, 2021, 01:38:33 AM »
The other side. A little more detail


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« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2021, 01:22:11 AM »
Top is a  62 cal woodsrunner built by Joe Schell. The bottom is a 62 cal built by Don Bruton


This is a 40 cal by Mike Brooks


Here is a 40 cal woodsrunner built by Joe Schell


Here is a 40 cal built by Don Bruton an I finished the wood an metal

Nothing beats the feel of a handmade southern iron mounted flintlock on a cold frosty morning

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« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2021, 02:41:40 AM »
 Wattlebuster.   All 3 nice guns.   The brooks gun is definitely my kind

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« Reply #39 on: February 25, 2021, 05:05:38 AM »
Cades Cove Fidler...I do have a mind on swooning that long-legged lady away from you...Iím working on my beard and on getting me some bottom land!  Sadly, the beard and the bottom land is gonna take a while...But Iíve held her and I got my mind on holdín her tight again! 😂🤣😂




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 ;) ;)... I do not hunt anymore,... don't need to,... I just make holes in paper targets every now & then,.. I use this Soddy style Tennessee rifle,.. gun's name is "Old Mike" and it does good,... Happy Shootin' boys,...!!! .... regards, ... Cades  ::)Cove Fiddler,...





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« Reply #40 on: February 25, 2021, 03:56:17 PM »
  You just might have some
competition.. On that plan of yours...lol  By the way that their rifle your holding is right nice
 too...  Any info on it...?

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« Reply #41 on: February 25, 2021, 06:45:39 PM »
 :o :o... Timberdog,.... as I recall, you shouldered and aimed her too,... !!!! ... takes quite a feller to do that,...!!!,.... and Mike (Oldtraveller) ... the rifle is "Old Mike",... you remember her well,... Timberdog was quite taken with her fine Soddy Tennessee lines and sheer beauty at the Alabama show,....


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« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2021, 11:15:06 PM »
!Jozai Senjo! "always present on the battlefield"
Young guys should hang out with old guys; old guys know stuff.

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« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2021, 11:35:55 PM »
As plain as day old bread but .36 X 38" X 3/4" X 6 lbs 4 oz.  Gets fired a lot and stacks ball.
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« Reply #44 on: February 26, 2021, 05:04:46 PM »
My main shooter is this JP Beck with .54 cal  X 42" C wt. Getz barrel, Deluxe Siler flint and single set trigger. Built in 2003.











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« Reply #45 on: February 26, 2021, 08:27:48 PM »
Nifty Beck
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Say, any of you boys smithies? Or, if not smithies per se, were you otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts before straitened circumstances forced you into a life of aimless wanderin'?

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« Reply #46 on: February 26, 2021, 08:32:30 PM »
I agree Mike.  The architecture is spot on.  Nice job Tom.
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« Reply #47 on: February 27, 2021, 04:13:02 AM »




Cades Cove, mineís not grown up yet, only 48Ē barrel. I had someone ask me seriously how I loaded it seeing itís so tall. I told them I just keep walking till I find a stump to climb up on.
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« Reply #48 on: February 27, 2021, 06:14:17 AM »
 ;) ;)... David,... 48" will do in a pinch,... I have an original LAWING that is only 47",.. HaHa,... now,... old straight chairs are another weakness of mine,... did you put the  new seat in this one,...?  great rifle,.... and chair,...regards,... CCF

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« Reply #49 on: February 27, 2021, 04:52:21 PM »
Got a New to me  ;D from Cabin Creek Brad Emig  his "Yorktown rifle" 7 pounds of fun  ;)  large siler davis triggers (all tuned by Brad) custom barrel rifled by Bobby Hoyt .50 1-56 round bottum






and it shoots as good as it looks  4 shots at 50 yrds 60 grns swiss 3f .490 ball .020 pt tallow lube
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