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Offline Mike Brooks

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Sheetz is finally done
« on: January 15, 2022, 01:23:40 AM »
45 inch swamped Allentown A weight from Rice. Davis late English lock. Davis late English  lock.  All the inlays are fine silver. The box is from MBS except for the side plates  which were too big. Buttplate and triggerguard  are my castings. 13 3/8 pull. Weighs about  7 .25 lbs. This was one of those guns that fought me all the way, especially the box.









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Re: Sheetz is finally done
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2022, 01:25:54 AM »






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Re: Sheetz is finally done
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2022, 01:29:01 AM »
Very nice Mike, that one sure has a lot of great detail!

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Re: Sheetz is finally done
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2022, 01:30:04 AM »
I like it Mike. LOTS ;D
Nothing beats the feel of a handmade southern iron mounted flintlock on a cold frosty morning

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Re: Sheetz is finally done
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2022, 01:32:52 AM »
Nice Mike, lots to like.
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Re: Sheetz is finally done
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2022, 01:41:29 AM »
Sorry for the poor picture quality, cell phone  camera  and hurrying to beat the snow storm. I'd love to keep this one  and squirrel hunt with it.
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Re: Sheetz is finally done
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2022, 01:54:14 AM »
If it was a fight all the way, looks like you prevailed in the end!  ;)  Nice!

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Re: Sheetz is finally done
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2022, 02:03:16 AM »
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Re: Sheetz is finally done
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2022, 02:12:54 AM »
What caliber and does it have a nose cap.  Very nice rifle for sure.
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Re: Sheetz is finally done
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2022, 02:22:40 AM »
What caliber and does it have a nose cap.  Very nice rifle for sure.
.32. Yes it has s nose cap.
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Re: Sheetz is finally done
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2022, 02:23:51 AM »
NEW WEBSITE! www.mikebrooksflintlocks.com
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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Re: Sheetz is finally done
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2022, 03:00:09 AM »
Looks cool all day!
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Re: Sheetz is finally done
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2022, 03:12:41 AM »
Beautiful work. Thanks for giving us a look.

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Re: Sheetz is finally done
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2022, 03:13:06 AM »
Sweet!!  Look out tree rats!!

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Re: Sheetz is finally done
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2022, 03:13:51 AM »
She's a beauty.  Really nice lines and I love the finish. 

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Re: Sheetz is finally done
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2022, 03:29:44 AM »
Mike I don't feel qualified to comment on your work but I'll say as a newb your work is beautiful and inspires me to get better at it.

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Re: Sheetz is finally done
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2022, 03:53:10 AM »
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This was one of those guns that fought me all the way, especially the box.

Maybe, but I'd say you won!!   Great looking gun, especially the box.

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Re: Sheetz is finally done
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2022, 06:46:05 AM »
Looks really sweet, Mike, but @!*%, you bent the stock.
Stoner, you beat me too it.
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Re: Sheetz is finally done
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2022, 08:04:12 AM »
Is that going to James T.?

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Re: Sheetz is finally done
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2022, 08:16:42 AM »
Nice.   As a collector of   antique Sheetz  rifles  I always like seeing a Sheetz.  Congratulations on a great job.

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Re: Sheetz is finally done
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2022, 02:00:20 PM »
Mike, looking great! Whatís next for you? Did you finish the Lancaster we started in class?

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Re: Sheetz is finally done
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2022, 03:40:34 PM »
Very nice, Mike!! 

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Re: Sheetz is finally done
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2022, 04:52:12 PM »
Very nice!!
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Re: Sheetz is finally done
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2022, 04:56:59 PM »
Beautiful rifle, Sir.

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Re: Sheetz is finally done
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2022, 05:20:54 PM »
NEW WEBSITE! www.mikebrooksflintlocks.com
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'?