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    Team Guns Network Silver 04/2013 alismith's Avatar

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    Recent Gun Show Buy

    Went to a gun show about 70 miles away, but I was mainly looking for a flintlock rifle similar to those used by the Lewis and Clark expedition, but didn't find anything close. However, I did manage to find a pretty decent Hawken flinter, .50 cal.

    The wood is beautiful (the photo is really too dark to see the pattern) but the flint doesn't throw much of a spark. Since I don't knap flints, I've ordered some replacements and they should be in sometime this week.

    Then, I'll clean the frizzen, replace the flint and see what type of spark I get...

    Overall, I'm very happy with this rifle.

    I think I'm going to be focusing more on primitive firearms in the near future. I've got my eye on a blunderbuss, a double barreled flintlock shotgun, a double barreled flintlock pistol, and a Leech and Rigdon revolver.





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    Nice!!! This AK-nut has one black power rifle, and it just happens to be a .50 cal Hawken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imanaknut View Post
    Nice!!! This AK-nut has one black power rifle, and it just happens to be a .50 cal Hawken.
    Cap lock or flintlock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alismith View Post
    Cap lock or flintlock?
    Looking at the picture and his description, I would say it is a flint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ltorlo64 View Post
    Looking at the picture and his description, I would say it is a flint.
    I don't see his picture anywhere....
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    Mine is a cap lock.

    Would post a picture but the site photo host is broken and I am not going to open an account on any external picture host just to post firearm pictures. Sorry.

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