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Login Name Post: My Fowler done!!        (Topic#305648)
jrmflintlock 
45 Cal.
Posts: 569
jrmflintlock
12-06-17 06:06 PM - Post#1655492    


I finally finished my "colonial" fowler. Its not really a copy of anything just a working fowler.

I used a Chambers Fowler Lock, steel furniture from Muzzleloader builders supply an L&R Trigger and a 36 inch Greg Christian .62 cal Oct/Rnd smoothbore barrel. The Blank came from Dunlap.

I am really happy with the way it came out.

Thanks for all the advice along the way!!







 
Moleman 
36 Cal.
Posts: 60
12-06-17 06:33 PM - Post#1655503    

    In response to jrmflintlock

Well done!! Congrats on building a beautiful piece. If that dont get one motivayed to build their own, nothing will.

 
smo 
69 Cal.
Posts: 3696
smo
12-06-17 07:09 PM - Post#1655509    

    In response to jrmflintlock

Congrats She looks good
Good Luck & Good Shootin'
Smo


 
Spence10 
Cannon
Posts: 6289
12-06-17 07:23 PM - Post#1655513    

    In response to smo

Fine looking fowling piece, enjoy.

Spence

 
Brokennock 
45 Cal.
Posts: 940
Brokennock
12-06-17 09:25 PM - Post#1655526    

    In response to jrmflintlock

Wow!!! That's beautiful, love the depth of the finish. Great work.

 
Wes/Tex 
Cannon
Posts: 7702
Wes/Tex
12-06-17 10:34 PM - Post#1655538    

    In response to jrmflintlock

Good job. Certainly a fine looking fowler with beautiful wood! I'd have gone 46" or 48" barrel but then that's just me!

 
jrmflintlock 
45 Cal.
Posts: 569
jrmflintlock
12-07-17 10:59 AM - Post#1655646    

    In response to Wes/Tex

I surely do like the longer barrels too but they are just so hard to move around. I'm mot talking about shooting.

I already have 2 that I had to make custom cases for that I strap to the top of my vehicle wrapped in a tarp when I go Hunting or to Rendezvous. Lets mot even talk about flying commercial.

This one ended up 51 inches total length which will fit just barely in a TSA approved case. Yes there are a few cases out there that will hold a 42 inch barrel but they come mighty dear! And I'm just a poor hunter. I want to take the turkey grand slam with this flintlock!

Thanks for all the kind words!

Edited by jrmflintlock on 12-07-17 11:00 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Flint62Smoothie 
50 Cal.
Posts: 1260
Flint62Smoothie
12-07-17 11:25 AM - Post#1655652    

    In response to jrmflintlock

Any DETAILS on your wood finish? Aqua fortis, nitric acid or lye treatment? Stain? Finish coats? I like how the stripes look!


 
jrmflintlock 
45 Cal.
Posts: 569
jrmflintlock
12-07-17 12:39 PM - Post#1655659    

    In response to Flint62Smoothie

I did a lye wash, then one coat of aquafortis and 5 coats of TruOil and then 3 coats of gunstock wax (so Far)

0000 steel wool between oil coats. Buffed with an old tshirt between wax coats.

I used Tracks Tried and True Brown on the steel. I did not do the lock but I think I probably will.

I wet sanded the steel to 220 grit using 409 as the wetting agent and rinsed with warm water.

Rubber gloves for all phases except wax.

I am supper pleased with the results!!

 
S.kenton 
58 Cal.
Posts: 2119
S.kenton
12-07-17 01:06 PM - Post#1655660    

    In response to jrmflintlock

Man, that's a nice looking shooting iron! I prefer the longer barrels myself, but after reading your response to that already said comment, I understand...

 
Col. Batguano 
62 Cal.
Posts: 2782
12-07-17 01:15 PM - Post#1655661    

    In response to jrmflintlock

Did you jug choke it? That might be helpful if you're intending on using it for turkeys.

 
hanshi 
Cannon
Posts: 8081
hanshi
12-07-17 01:52 PM - Post#1655668    

    In response to jrmflintlock

That's a great looking smoothbore and a very good job. It looks - architecture, lock - a lot like mine. You did very well.

 
jrmflintlock 
45 Cal.
Posts: 569
jrmflintlock
12-07-17 02:25 PM - Post#1655675    

    In response to Col. Batguano

I thought about sending off to have it Jug choked but I figured I would see what it can do out of the gate first.

I hope I don't eat my words but I have killed several birds with the cylinder bore. Part of the fun/frustration is getting then in that close!



Edited by jrmflintlock on 12-07-17 02:32 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Spikebuck 
69 Cal.
Posts: 3153
Spikebuck
12-08-17 01:42 PM - Post#1655836    

    In response to jrmflintlock

Send that to me and I'll do the pre jug choke tests for you and give you the results. I'll have to do a LOT of tests, including in the field hunting tests. I'll test it for you on turkey, squirrels, rabbits, etc. to be sure it works on everything!

Great job. You'll get a lifetime of pleasure out of it for sure.

Mike
"In a land painted by our Maker's hand, teeming with wildlife, where but here can a man know such freedom" Primal Dreams


 
MSW 
Cannon
Posts: 6724
MSW
12-08-17 04:05 PM - Post#1655868    

    In response to jrmflintlock

stunning! That's a fantastic looking piece - you should be justifiable proud.



 
BillinOregon 
Cannon
Posts: 6242
12-09-17 08:23 AM - Post#1655996    

    In response to MSW

That's as handsome a fowler as I have ever laid eyes on. Good gracious, the grain in that wood!

 
akapennypincher 
50 Cal.
Posts: 1104
akapennypincher
12-09-17 01:02 PM - Post#1656034    

    In response to BillinOregon

Very very nice.

 
ricky 
54 Cal.
Posts: 1914
12-09-17 01:37 PM - Post#1656039    

    In response to akapennypincher

Great job. Love the wood. Congrats.

Rick


 
fur trapper 
40 Cal.
Posts: 164
fur trapper
12-09-17 09:27 PM - Post#1656104    

    In response to jrmflintlock

wow .she looks good

 
wattlebuster 
69 Cal.
Posts: 3504
wattlebuster
12-10-17 12:06 PM - Post#1656163    

    In response to jrmflintlock

Very sharp
Nothing beats the feel of a handmade southern iron mounted flintlock on a fine frosty morning


 
50cal.cliff 
58 Cal.
Posts: 2340
50cal.cliff
12-10-17 12:50 PM - Post#1656172    

    In response to wattlebuster

I like it!

 
steve1122 
40 Cal.
Posts: 395
steve1122
12-10-17 07:53 PM - Post#1656245    

    In response to 50cal.cliff

Very nice! I would be proud to own that fowler. Let us know how it shoots.

 
jrmflintlock 
45 Cal.
Posts: 569
jrmflintlock
12-12-17 12:31 PM - Post#1656486    

    In response to steve1122

Thank you all for all the kind words! I am very proud of this one. I have only had time to take it out and make sure it was going to go boom. I am very happy to report that it does so with out a hitch!!

I have since added the rear sight to it, which with the extra tall front sight, I am ready to actually sight it in.

I had an English Trade gun that I built from one of Larry Zorns Kits and I loved it! It did everything I ever asked of it. But this one just feels good and talks to me when I hold it. Never had a Muzzleloader talk to me like this one does. It came out so weight neutral its amazing! I hope I can duplicate the feeling in the future! the carry point naturally fits my hand and the gun just hangs there. When I swing the barrel on a target the front sight never leaves the notch of the rear sight! Sorry if I am babbling, it just blows my mind! Thanks for listening!! I think this is my new go to gun! If She shoots half as good as she feels, there is no doubt!

 
tlallijr 
36 Cal.
Posts: 94
12-14-17 02:09 PM - Post#1656835    

    In response to jrmflintlock

Looks great !

 
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