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    The 200 year old era assault rifle

    This is what I have up to in the last three years. Man it is easy to get pile of money in this sport or type of firearm collecting.

    This is a duel barrel 54 and 62 caliber Hawhen that Brant Selb built

    http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/5083/27032333.jpg

    http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/9778/23367895.jpg

    Ron Scott built this 54 caliber. I had a little over a two year waiting period.

    http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/1694/21154751.jpg

    http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/5778/71905342.jpg

    http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/5024/99134088.jpg

    http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/6632/96981583.jpg

    Jim Kibler built this 44 inch barrel 54 caliber flint lock.

    http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/2200/jk1ce.jpg

    http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/3444/jk2co.jpg

    http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/9614/jk3s.jpg

    This is a linked photo of my daughter Laura shooting my flintlock that Jim built. Take a look at the position of her shoes. It rocked her back a little.

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ToEozOej7-...1600/26anl.jpg

    Scott Shea built this rifle, and I am waiting on the shipping. It is a 38 barrel in 54 caliber.

    http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/5966/p10703831.jpg

    http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/8032/p10703841.jpg

    Mike

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    The 200 year old era assault rifle

    Pretty

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    That last gun looks nice but OUCH those screws.
    Somebody needs to learn to be a little more subtile with the new hardware on period firearms. Countersink and bule the screws would have been much better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BISHOP View Post
    That last gun looks nice but OUCH those screws.
    Somebody needs to learn to be a little more subtile with the new hardware on period firearms. Countersink and bule the screws would have been much better.


    BISHOP
    Thanks for the compliments guys.

    BISHOP, the last linked rifle is called a barn gun or schimmel. It has no brass butt plate, ramrod entry pipe, patchbox, and a few other things that are left off. These type rifles were the most common. This is the way the lock plate screws are supposed to be. This rifle has a custom tuned lock and trigger. The trigger guard is made from a plain piece of flat copper. Here is a link to a flintlock I wanted Scott to copy. Notice the 4th photo from the top. The rear of the trigger plate, where it screwed to the stock, is cut crooked. I told him I wanted the rifle trigger guard to be cut like the one in the photo. Odd for that type of requirement huh.

    I told Scott I wanted the Sugar Maple stock to have an irregular grain structure. In other words, I did not want a perfect spaced light and dark grain look. The irregular grain structure matches my personality.

    http://contemporarymakers.blogspot.c...cott-shea.html

    Mike

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    Wow! Some real nice rifles!

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    I use to really be into black powder and muzzle loaders, from 14 to 35 years of age. I must say I've never heard of these gun makers but I would say they do top quality work, as fine as I've ever seen. Probably most of the guys that were big when I was in it are retired or dead. Did you ever hear of Jack Haugh? He use to be located in Friendship Indiana where I met him. Spent a few hours more than once watching him when I was 18 to 20 years old.

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    And I am now enlightened.


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