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    UK Game Season

    Well, I know about the bison reserve just outside Corwen, and the odd ostrich farm...here and there. Over here in the East we also have large parks filled with tasty animals of various models. However, they are invariably also filled with animals that think that WE are equally tasty. Woburn...
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    How fast is a Hawken ball?

    I guess that shooting a one-shot load of that might be construed as fun, but shooting a series might be somewhat less so. Interesting to see what weight your ball is, so that we can do a muzzle energy calculation to figure out if such a load might be UK compliant. I know a lot of folks with...
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    UK Game Season

    I never knew that. Imagine, just turning up with a gun and running around killing deer. All I know is that if you tried that on my shooting pal Christian's deer park, you'd likely get a load of sixes in the seat of your pants.
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    The Rifle Shoppe

    I can't even begin to describe how disappointed I would have been to have received that lump of wood. That's all I'm going to write about it.
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    What did I buy????

    If not English, then perhaps Belgian. However, the lack of any proof marks is a puzzle. Belgium has required the application of proof marks since 1672.
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    Old Newbe

    Welcome from another part of the UK :)
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    Unknown Flintlock Pistol - Help needed!

    Glad some got some help, but as for your last sentence, we have a very useful ignore feature if needed. :)
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    What did I buy????

    Sir, you stole that beautiful gun! The shaping of the breech is exquisite. Sad to say, I know nothing about it. You'll need to take it to pieces to see where it was made, seeing as there is a Winton here in UK and in NY State.
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    Colt 1851 vs. Pietta

    Although my experience with real-v-replica is limited, I was instantly impressed by the accuracy of the Rodgers & Spencer replica I handled back in 1978, right next to the real thing, which was not for sale. It felt exactly like the real deal, fitted my hand and in every way I could see was in...
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    Husqvarna Gun

    Here is a Swedish percussion pistol m/1854 Navy pattern from the Husqvarna Gevärsfaktori 1855.
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    Husqvarna Gun

    In 1689 the manager at the nearby state arsenal in Jönköping, Erik Dahlbergh, suggested to the King that the crown should support the construction of a new milling work at the waterfalls just outside Huskvarna. The new factory should act as a branch of the Jönköping arsenal, where the water...
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    What would you choose?

    I second the Musketoon, to my mind THE handiest of all the percussion long[ish] arms. Having fired one with 80gr of 2Fg at a tethered bucket of water from about 20 yards, I was amazed at the way it just opened out that poor old pail like a grenade had gone off inside it. The recovered Minié...
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    Unknown Flintlock Pistol - Help needed!

    It is an incredible caricature wall-hanger intended for part of the wall that is usually in darkness, or at least deep gloom. I remain astounded that anybody could possible mistake this object for a real firearm. Here is a genuine article of the same genre -
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    Curious about copper

    Understood, Sir. It's just that if the OP could do that with copper, he could also do it with gold - I have two not-quite-old-enough BP rifles with octagonal barrels that would look really spiffy with muzzle-banding in that style.
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    Curious about copper

    VERY nice work, Sir. I have a couple of octagonal barrels just screaming out for lining/banding like that! Pity you don't live a tad nearer, eh?
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