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    Unknown Flintlock Pistol - Help needed!

    Agree with the comments above. The pistol was made as a non-shooting gun for the Tourist trade. Just a decorator souvenir. There are literally hundreds of them spread out all over Europe and North America. The O/P pistol is one of the most common encountered. A generic copy of the Ottoman...
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    The Rifle Shoppe

    Thanks Jim. Actually, I spoke a bit early. At the same time I ordered the stock from TRS, I ordered an extra barrel direct from Colerain since they made the original barrel profile for this kit. Since the barrel is held to the stock with bands (versus pins) I could have interchangeable...
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    The Rifle Shoppe

    LOL. Isn't that the truth. A fellow Forum member mentioned that by now, I could have had the stock made from a blank. LOL True enough. At the time, I was thinking that the pre-carve (assuming it was done correctly) would save the builder some considerable time. Even though TRS had...
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    Inflation/fuel question?

    I've always been envious of the people with the brain to hand skills, so to say. If I tried to forge a knife or tomahawk blade I would just end up with a glob of molten metal. LOL As Actor Clint Eastwood's character Dirty Harry said: "A man has to know his limitations". LOL I can do small...
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    The Rifle Shoppe

    Hi Jim Yes, the Kit came with the correct Spanish miquelet lock - already assembled. Rick
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    The Rifle Shoppe

    Thanks Bruce for that info. Not aware of Dale. I'm going to first ask Brian Anderson since he already made another Spanish gun for me a couple years ago. Brian has a lot of experience building Escopedas. But I hear he is busy with other wheellock stuff lately. So thanks again for the lead...
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    The Rifle Shoppe

    UPDATE: Turns out the two top screws were securely taped in bubble wrap on the inside of the box along with the original invoice. I should have opened the other end of the box. LOL. My error on the top screws. I stand corrected. Rick
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    Matchlock on order...

    I just posted an update on the Vendors Forum. JFYI. Rick
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    The Rifle Shoppe

    Hello ALL. Here's an UPDATE: Well, the stock finally arrived. On Labor Day !! of all days. LOL Here are some pics.... My first impression is the stock cutting in some areas seem to be a bit crude compared to other (non-TRS) stocks for various guns you see today. But the barrel channel...
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    Matchlock on order...

    Hi Sam. I know :( The stock just showed up at my doorstep yesterday, Labor Day of all days. I'll post an update to my Thread in the Vendors Forum soon.
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    help with hearing problem

    Thanks for posting this Thread. Very helpful.
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    Lead or Leather to hold the flint

    I have used both successfully. But I prefer leather. Seems you have to check the top screw tightness more often with lead.
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    New Lock Addition

    Yes, I respectably second Bob's request. LOL Rick
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    The Rifle Shoppe

    Hello ALL. Just thought I would pass along my most recent experience with TRS. I've ordered from them many times over the last many years and have always been satisfied with their products. Of course, their customer service can vary greatly as many of you know. It's not bad, it's just often...
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    Pistols exchanged between Mohawk and British leaders in 1812

    You can't see the lock on the pistol on the Left. But note the one on the right, the hammer is not missing, but broke off. The hammer on the pistol on the Left is probably the same. Both possibly intentionally broke per my post above.