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    Barrels Silver Soldered or Brazed

    Years ago, I got a English dbl barrel that was in great shape, except the barrels had split apart. (yes just a minor issue. ) I called dozens of gun smiths all over the country about getting the thing fixed back together. I got song and dance after song and dance about jigs and heat and...
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    Miniature Cannon and cannon ball

    I have several small brass/bronze cannons, two from Dixie and one from Peach Bottom foundry. None exactly like that. Take careful measurements of the inside of the bore and then compare to the outside. A reasonably safe rule is at least a bore size thickness all around the bore for...
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    "The Origins of the NMLRA Cannon Program"

    I am glad they put something out there. There is already a rather unknown model artillery organization, with some specified safety rules. The NMLRA could use this to attract some new members and to perhaps avoid some safety issues. There is a lot of expensive junk out there sold as blank...
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    Flintlock Only Deer Hunting Seasons by State??

    In Pennsylvania, it took about 500 devout flint lock shooters a few years and it also took a statute passed by the legislature to force it on the Game Commission.
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    Building the Rifle Shop's Hakenbusche Kit

    Thanks for allowing us to follow this. I have seen videos of European reenactors firing these. Saw what I believe may have been an original once at an auction where the guy was a GI in Europe at the end of WW2 and "liberated" lots of antique firearms. (He had an odd 7 bore 22RF rifle that...
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    Hello from Germany

    Welkommen, Freund. Mein GrossGross Gross Gross, etc Gross Vater war von Zweibrucken. Ich habe Zwei Handboller, ein Kannon, und ein Standboller
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    Identification and help with Kmart/Japan(?) flint pistol

    I was assistant Manager at a gun shop outside Philadelphia in 1978 and we sold two varieties of that gun. Both made in Japan. One had a two piece barrel. an Octagonal or hexagonal breech for a few inches and then a cannon muzzle style round barrel screwed into the front of the 3 or 4 inch...
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    Experimental Muzzle-loading Percussion Rifle??

    Also the CVA Blazer rifle was a very cheap box lock hammer firearm. I had an original Wurfflein, made in Philadelphia in the mid 1800's with a box lock hammer action muzzle loader.
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    NO YEAST at the store....

    I used to keep yeast on hand for baking. Got so I didn't bake enough with it to make it worth while. Went from using a pound or so a year to none. As in not at all in the past 5 years. Found a little specialty bakery that sells for less than it would cost me to buy the ingredients. The...
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    Italian Made Guns

    Yep spend $4,000 to go out in the Pa flint lock season? Might as well say don't come to work unless you are in a cadillac. All this buy American stuff is nice, but. current Italian stuff is proof tested. There is an inherent distrust of American muzzle loaders in Europe because they must...
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    Linen pillow ticking for shirt?

    Seems far to heavy. 40 years ago, I lived in Miami, not as hot but humidity often higher than the 90 degree temps in July and August. I met a Cuban family and tagged along on some shopping errands. The patriarch of the family saw me dripping like a faucet and took me to a store that sold...
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    Linen pillow ticking for shirt?

    Seems far to heavy. 40 years ago, I lived in Miami, not as hot but humidity often higher than the 90 degree temps in July and August. I met a Cuban family and tagged along on some shopping errands. The patriarch of the family saw me dripping like a faucet and took me to a store that sold...
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    WANTED WTB: A competition/match quality air rifle and/or pistol

    I have a Ruger air rifle. More worthless POS is not made anywhere. I should have returned it, but it was a gift. My Diana in 22 was so much more accurate and trigger pull was very consistent.
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    Traditional Javelina Hunt Part 3

    Nearly 45 yrs ago, I read a story by Sam Fadala about hunting javelina with a cap and ball revolver. Normally hunting stories don't do crap for me. For some reason that just stuck with me as something that would be great to do. I am envious. and Thankyou.
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    Dikar 45 Cal caplock

    Most Dikar percussion guns had a bolster breech instead of a drum and nipple. It looks like the Traditions Colonial Pistols made by Ardesa. Are you sure it is a Dikar or did some body tell you that? CVA imported that model as well, the early ones made by Jukar had a bolster breech. The CVA...
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