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      Hi, If you want to convert back and forth from flint to percussion, I urge you to either make a percussion gun or create a drop in...
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      Hi Gus, Great post! France also had an empire that spanned much of the globe in the 18th century but they never took it as seriously as...
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      Hi, Got back to the John Hills' fowler after several diversions. It is ready for final shaping. All the components are installed and...
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      dave_person replied to the thread India-made flintlocks.
      Hi, Rudyard is completely correct. I've seen videos of workers making those guns and they work under very primitive conditions. They...
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      dave_person replied to the thread Evaluation.
      Hi, I am guessing that the name of Wogdon and Barton are on the barrel but not the lock or anywhere else? dave
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      dave_person replied to the thread Frizzen Hardening?.
      Either you or TOW or both are misinformed. Are you implying Jim Chambers doesn't know what alloys he uses? Don't rely on TOW, find out...
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      dave_person replied to the thread A Pedersoli Brown Bess Kit.
      Hi, Captured ones sometimes had the crown markings removed. One problem with welding over the name, you still have the deeply cast in...
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      dave_person replied to the thread Frizzen Hardening?.
      That is wrong. Most frizzens on commercially made locks are cast in SAE 1095 steel and if you doubt that here is a link documenting it...
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      Hi David, I was about to write the same thing. Were those bayonet lugs all over the place on India pattern and new land muskets made in...
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      dave_person replied to the thread A Pedersoli Brown Bess Kit.
      Hi, In truth, although the bare wood was roughly finished on originals, the linseed oil/varnish they applied often was pretty shiny and...
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      dave_person replied to the thread A Pedersoli Brown Bess Kit.
      Hi Bob, Thanks for nice comment. The irony in what you wrote about the beaver tails is that those carved details were only on the first...
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      Hi, Well their first problem is the Elliot had a 28" barrel not 37" like their product. dave
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      Hi, It looks Spanish with a percussion version of the Spanish or Miquelet lock. Probably from the mid 19th century. dave
    • dave_person
      Hi, That gun is a fantasy and a poor one at that. Where is the side rail used on all dragoon firearms? Ordnance did not issue...
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      dave_person replied to the thread Brown Bess Carbine.
      Hi Rudyard, I take no offense and enjoy debate but realize, when debating me you are not engaging some ignorant nong and I can go toe to...
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