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    Mowrey Rifle

    Here’s some photos of the original. The barrel is 34 1/2” and tapers slightly from 1” at the breech to .950 at muzzle. Caliber is around .45. Notice the square headed nail someone used to strengthen the main spring. Also note there is no half cock On the sear. In the late 50’s I shot an awful...
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    Mowrey Rifle

    I posted this earlier on April1,2022 and thought you might enjoy the earlier story again. I own the original Allen & Thurber rifle that Bill Mowrey used to copy for his “Mowrey” rifle. i had dropped it off at his gun shop in Jacksboro, Texas In early 1964. It had (and still has) a broken sear...
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    New guy from Texas

    Howdy, from Amarillo. Good fellers around here.
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    Greetings from New Mexico

    Welcome. I’m at our summer home in Angel Fire about 1 1/2 hours southwest of Raton. Shoot a lot of clays with vintage breechloading side by sides at Whittington.
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    Enfield vs Springfield

    I own a PH.451 Enfield Volunteer I use as a backup to my flintlocks in case of weather or terrain I’m hunting. I’m used to shooting a lot of drop in my stock and the Enfoeld is a real pain to get down on. I once sent the gun to a great gunsmith and he attempted to heat and bend the stock down...
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    Imported Guns Are Junk

    That would be Ann Patrick, who continued the business after her husband, Edward, died. Eadward and his father, Jeremiah, were very active in the flintlock period. In 1833 she sold the business to Thomas Williams & Samuel Powell who produced very high quality arms. In 1905 Williams & Powell sold...
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    Most Prevalent Calibers?

    Probably because it’s such a gentle caliber to shoot and it uses much less powder. And it’s capable to kill deer quite well if hit properly. I just prefer a .50 or larger for deer.
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    Most Prevalent Calibers?

    I have shot lots of deer and elk with my flinters. A .50 roundball is fine for all deer and plinking but I’m more comfortable with a .54 or .58 for elk. And near bear i‘d definitely choose the larger calibers. Most popular calibers? I sell the muzzle coning tools ( MUZZLE CONING TOOL ) and by...
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    Breech face fouling trouble

    A good tapered cotton pipe cleaner is also great for cleaning toucholes.
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    A Mowrey

    Here’s some photos of the original. The barrel is 34 1/2” and tapers slightly from 1” at the breech to .950 at muzzle. Caliber is around .45. Notice the square headed nail someone used to strengthen the main spring. Also note there is no half cock On the sear. In the late 50’s I shot an awful...
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    A Mowrey

    Search Allen & Thurber on the internet and you’ll see quite a bit. They made a lot of guns, primarily pepperboxes and you’ll see a direct linkage from those pistols to the rifle. He also made percussion shotguns. The partnership was dissolved and in 1857 until 1864 continued production as Allen...
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    A Mowrey

    I own the original Allen & Thurber rifle that Bill Mowrey used to copy for his “Mowrey” rifle. i had dropped it off at his gun shop in Jacksboro, Texas In early 1964. It had (and still has) a broken sear spring so I left it to be replaced. Well, time went by and every time I checked it was not...
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    Coning Barrels

    David, I'm Joe Wood, maker of the tool, and you can find a lot of information about it by clicking on this link: MUZZLE CONING TOOL You can also click on my "F" on the left side of this post and start a private conversation with me. I'd welcome hearing from you. And THANKS to all of you who...
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    If I was a man living on the frontier during the revolution what would I have carried?

    Folks, I hate to tell you this but someone on the frontier most likely used whatever gun they had access to, if any. Ninety nine percent of them were dirt poor and were lucky to even have anything that would go “boom”. Despite images we have many did not even have a gun. And carefully worked up...
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    “Judge” H.E. Resley Rifles.

    I knew the judge fairly well back in the late 50’s. Y’all gotta remember at that time we did not have all the reproduction parts available now, nor the hands on experience of handling originals. You just used whatever parts happened to show up in garbage bins or gun shows. Or you shot...
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    Well I got the Smoothbore, but now...

    Almost every flintlock barrel I have has had the barrel bent. Back years ago over the course of several years I had rifles built for me. I had noticed on many originals that the sights were nearly always dead center on the barrels and was convinced the gunmaker sighted in his finished product...
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    Preferred Cleaning Patches?

    I best I have found is Scott Heavy Duty Shop Towels. Paper is solvent proof and works great! Just double the patch to get enough thickness. Cheap, efficient, and readily available,
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    GOEX PLANT

    How much powder can be stored on a shelf before a magazine is required?
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    GOEX PLANT

    My, how times change! When I started shooting muzzleloaders in 1958 our powder was made bu DuPont and sold in one pound flasks that fit neatly in a coat pocket. Cost about $1.50 pound!
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    FOR SALE MUZZLE CONING TOOL

    For over 30 years the premier muzzle coning tool. Click on this link for full information: https://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/threads/muzzle-coning-tool.121223/
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