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Offline Bob Gerard

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Pecatonica Tennessee Classic finished: Pics and 1st shot
« on: October 15, 2021, 04:52:37 AM »
I have completed the Pecatonica Tennessee Classic Flintlock LR. It sports some pretty Curly Maple, an A weight swamped .50 Colerain barrel and a Late Ketland lock. It balances and comes up to sight extremely well, and wow it is fast! I put about 60+ hours work into this, and think it was time well spent. It will be going up to Pennsylvania in a few days.
This is a link to a YouTube video of the first shot:














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Re: Pecatonica Tennessee Classic finished: Pics and 1st shot
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2021, 05:02:19 AM »
Good looking rig, and she went off fast too!
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Re: Pecatonica Tennessee Classic finished: Pics and 1st shot
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2021, 05:16:56 AM »
Bob, very nice rifle love the wood and the reddish finish. Well done.

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Re: Pecatonica Tennessee Classic finished: Pics and 1st shot
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2021, 05:17:40 AM »
Nicely done!
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Re: Pecatonica Tennessee Classic finished: Pics and 1st shot
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2021, 05:55:51 AM »
Very nice and impressive build.  Beautiful wood and finish.  Lock is fast tuned and appears smooth.  My compliments 👍😁
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Re: Pecatonica Tennessee Classic finished: Pics and 1st shot
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2021, 06:20:36 AM »
Thank you gentlemen. There were times when I was happy no one was around to hear me  :-X, but all-in-all this was a pretty enjoyable build. The lock is very fast, and when the main spring issue is corrected it will be even better.

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Re: Pecatonica Tennessee Classic finished: Pics and 1st shot
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2021, 07:44:03 AM »
VERY nice, Bob.  And always great fun when firing that first shot. Pretty quick lock!
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Re: Pecatonica Tennessee Classic finished: Pics and 1st shot
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2021, 12:28:10 PM »
Beautiful curl on the stock, nice work!
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Re: Pecatonica Tennessee Classic finished: Pics and 1st shot
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2021, 01:24:40 PM »
  Nice!!! loving the color.

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Re: Pecatonica Tennessee Classic finished: Pics and 1st shot
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2021, 03:27:30 PM »
Thanks J Henry!

Offline Bob Gerard

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Re: Pecatonica Tennessee Classic finished: Pics and 1st shot
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2021, 03:32:42 PM »
Thanks Yazel.cringe! I am really glad you like it. I am a big fan of your show btw 🙂

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Re: Pecatonica Tennessee Classic finished: Pics and 1st shot
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2021, 03:36:31 PM »
Love the wood on it. Nice!

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Re: Pecatonica Tennessee Classic finished: Pics and 1st shot
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2021, 03:53:13 PM »
Beautiful job! Care to share your finish/ staining  process? I really like the color you achieved, I understand that all individual woods don't react all the same, but that is the reddish-brown I would like to end up with on my current build.

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Re: Pecatonica Tennessee Classic finished: Pics and 1st shot
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2021, 04:02:37 PM »
Looks like you did good....thumbs up on that one.

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Re: Pecatonica Tennessee Classic finished: Pics and 1st shot
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2021, 05:07:38 PM »
Bob, you do nice work!
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Re: Pecatonica Tennessee Classic finished: Pics and 1st shot
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2021, 06:42:41 PM »
  Nice work, congrats!  I'm also throwing in my compliments on the color and finish with the other posts. Those red highlights are striking.

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Re: Pecatonica Tennessee Classic finished: Pics and 1st shot
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2021, 02:13:25 AM »
Bob
Love the wood color, really quite nice. Great job.

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Re: Pecatonica Tennessee Classic finished: Pics and 1st shot
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2021, 02:20:06 AM »
Very nice work. Iím glad that it came out well for you. The last one of those that I assembled gave me fits.
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Re: Pecatonica Tennessee Classic finished: Pics and 1st shot
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2021, 03:55:06 AM »
Love the figure in that stock.  That's a great color you brought out too.
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Re: Pecatonica Tennessee Classic finished: Pics and 1st shot
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2021, 03:58:39 AM »
Nice rifle Bob. I like that pattern very much. It even looks good as a poor boy smr.
Fast lock,too. Best regards, Dave f 8) 8)

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Re: Pecatonica Tennessee Classic finished: Pics and 1st shot
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2021, 06:42:50 AM »
Beautiful rifle! Good luck on the PA hunt, looking forward to your posts when you get back.

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Re: Pecatonica Tennessee Classic finished: Pics and 1st shot
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2021, 07:03:00 PM »
love it nice clean lines.