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    .69 Minie Cartridge bundle

    No problem making and packaging the rounds.. I just want to get a clear image of an original cartridge bundle label or stamping.
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    .69 Minie Cartridge bundle

    Greetings, I am looking for a pic of an original .69 Cal Minie cartridge bundle that would have been issued to Federal troops. I know Jefferson Arsenal makes one but I am looking to create one from an original image for an illustration with a Plymouth Naval Rifle and want it to look "spot on"...
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    Wilkinson Target rifle.. ??

    I intend to do that this Spring. I will be going with a Minie/Burton bullet ( as sized down .54 cal lyman design which will only require .004 or so reduction down to a .529. Will see how that goes. I will post on U tube. That sounds like a fun experiment. Stay tuned.
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    Wilkinson Target rifle.. ??

    Here is a full length shot and a more close up of lock area in comparison with M1861 Springfield for scale and dimension .. Hope that helps. Would be happy to post any additional shots if these don't fit the bill.
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    WANTED .69 Cal Model 1842 Rifled Musket

    I am interested in picking up a large bore rifled musket.. I am posting this wanted advert in the hope someone has a Traditions or Armi model 42 rifle, in v good to exc condition that they want to move. I have a smooth bore Armi model 42 (used in exc cond.) that I would trade.
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    WANTED .69 Cal Minie mold

    Thanks Fred.. payment on the way
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    Am I the only one in the Great Lakes Region?

    Grand Marais, MN.. A bit of a hike from Michigan but sitting on Lake Superiors North Shore. No Turkeys but plenty of Whitetails.
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    WANTED .69 Cal Minie mold

    Nothing like a good kick and a metal butt plate.. FUN !!
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    WANTED .69 Cal Minie mold

    Hi Fred, I am interested in talking to you.. Can you contact me with private message.. I think you can do that.. Let me know if you can't get through.
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    WANTED .69 Cal Minie mold

    Thanks .. I will use that one if I cannot find a traditional style minie..
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    WANTED .69 Cal Minie mold

    Does anyone have a .69 Cal Minie mold for sale??
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    Wilkinson Target rifle.. ??

    Is there information on line or published that tells more about this subject ? I would like to read more about it. Rifle is very well made and has a pristine bore. I may shoot it some day. Would need to make up a bullet .. likely a pritchett style, paper patched round or maybe a sized .54 minie...
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    Wilkinson Target rifle.. ??

    OK.. That explains it. Thanks for contributing to the discussion and clearing this up. The bayonet lug was a big question. Why would it be present on a civilian rifle?? Now we know. I thought the rifling was Metford rifling. Thanks again for your input.
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    Wilkinson Target rifle.. ??

    After pouring over images, test reports from Enfield and taking in all the great input offered by some experts in the field, I have come to somewhat of a conclusion on this piece. I am the Student here and bow to the wisdom of those who have so much more insight but here are my thoughts...
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    Wilkinson Target rifle.. ??

    I found the Enfield test data and what a wealth of information !!... Main difference between my rifle and the test rifle is that mine has 7 groove rifling and the test rifle has 5.. the test barrel is 3 foot, 3 inches long while my sample is significantly less than 3 feet. The test rifle also...
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    Wilkinson Target rifle.. ??

    Barrel is .53 caliber. Do you think they might have tried a 7 groove version for their own testing??
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    Wilkinson Target rifle.. ??

    David, Closer examination shows it is 7 groove rifling but of a more traditional cut.. Narrow lands and wide grooves.. Groove is basically twice the width of the land. OK.. Mid 1850's makes sense. Why the bayonet fitting??.. Special order ? What are your thoughts? I imagine Wilkinson could...
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    Wilkinson Target rifle.. ??

    David, Based on what we have found out so far, do you have any thoughts on where this rifle falls in insofar as date of manufacture, purpose of manufacture etc ??
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    Wilkinson Target rifle.. ??

    That's a thought. The caliber is non regulation as is the bayonet attachment and I would think an officer would have chosen regulation features mounted on custom weapon.. Your suggestion makes me think of the officers model 1873 Trapdoor Springfield. Standard caliber with a fancier styled...
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    Wilkinson Target rifle.. ??

    The attachment on the front end is a bayonet attachment.. The attachment is secured by 2 robust studs and the notch in the tubular part matches the notch on the Brunswick rifle and would secure a saber bayonet. It would have been a unique saber bayonet as the predecessors would have had a flat...
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