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    Ripple effect of Goex closing down

    I have one Kibler under build now and another on order. I was thinking if I should cancel my order, but decided to take delivery when it’s ready and build it also. The prevailing thought is that with this seeming crisis that far fewer people will be buying flintlocks. Nonetheless, my thought is...
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    GOEX PLANT

    If I can clarify something you wrote: the Nanny State doesn’t want to protect everyone, the Nanny State wants to Control everyone. (Hence all the ridiculous laws) Big difference.
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    Building a Pecatonica Tennessee Classic Longrifle

    Today I got more time with the Tennessee Classic rifle. I contoured and fit the stock to fit the nose cap. Of course it didn't fit the octagon muzzle but with some filing it came out well. I worked down the fore stock so the sides were only about half-way up the side flats, and then filed down...
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    Ripple effect of Goex closing down

    Last night I bought what I could find- 1f Goex which I can grind finer and Swiss 1.5 Nothing else to be found.
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    Ripple effect of Goex closing down

    There will be a law against making gun powder at home soon, just wait…
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    Ripple effect of Goex closing down

    As it seems Goex will be gone (if it isn’t sold), I was also considering the ripple effect of no good source of black powder (particularly if imported powder is restricted or banned). Flintlock users more than caplock gunners would be hit very hard. And who would buy a Flintlock if there isn’t...
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    Graff and Sons Black Powder

    Very sad news.
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    The GOEX Plant is shutting down

    Oh crap. Now who do you think pressured them to make this decision???
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    Building a Pecatonica Tennessee Classic Longrifle

    I agree. And you will really like his jig. He's a great guy to work with, too.
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    CLOSED How to UN-SOLD an Item

    No, you can change it back. (I did that just 2 days ago). I forget the actual steps but it's similar to how you first marked it as sold, using the drop-down selections.
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    Building a Pecatonica Tennessee Classic Longrifle

    I did not make the drilling jig. A gentleman named Robert B in the American Longrifles.org forum makes them, among other very cool tools.
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    Building a Pecatonica Tennessee Classic Longrifle

    Here I have the two other ramrod pipes in today.
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    Building a Pecatonica Tennessee Classic Longrifle

    So I have an awesome pinning jug that drills the pin holes (and bolt holes) in the exact place you want them to go. But I needed something to help me know where to put the barrel and Ramrod pipe pins before I can drill the holes. I came up with this simple thing that did the trick. It's a...
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    Building a Pecatonica Tennessee Classic Longrifle

    It took a leap of faith but I quit my career of thirty years and became a full- time luthier about three years ago (I started making Mountain Dulcimers as a hobby in 1988 or so). It was a wild change of gears but I had lots of encouragement from family, friends and customers. My new business...
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    What to do with a Spanish barrel by Bis

    That's very cool. It certainly looks old and I love the details at the transition. Very artful and looks almost Renaissance-esque. For some reason it says "Wheel lock" to me...
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