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  1. Hatchet-Jack

    An Early Vermont Rifle

    Looks to be another fine gun. I'm sure you will find that cheek piece in there.
  2. Hatchet-Jack

    First evening hunt of the season

    What a great way you get to travel to your hunting grounds. Must be wonderful. What were you hunting with?
  3. Hatchet-Jack

    Moravian inspired build

    I went to my teachers shop today. We worked on pinning the barrel, cutting the slots in the underlugs, marking the touch hole, and getting the lock ready.
  4. Hatchet-Jack

    Fat Doe with my Kibler 54

    Nice job!
  5. Hatchet-Jack

    Frizzen back finishing?

    I use files, sandpaper then a wire wheel brush to finish the backs of my frizzens.
  6. Hatchet-Jack

    Some questions about flintlocks

    I hunt with a Fowler that has a 46" bbl. I hunt in the woods in Kentucky. I don't have any problem with the length. I agree the Colonial which is 1760s-1770s era would fit the timeframe better than the Southern Mountain Rifle which is a later style. The colonial is a little earlier style than...
  7. Hatchet-Jack

    Tow Sources?

    I bought some from smiling fox Forge and a big bag from amazon that should keep me supplied for many years. AAYU Raw Jute Grass Fiber - fire Starter| Spinning Natural lint | 500 Grams or 17.6 Ounces | https://a.co/d/6ycTSlg
  8. Hatchet-Jack

    Moravian inspired build

    Got a little more done while waiting on the Turkey to roast yesterday. Inletted the underlugs.
  9. Hatchet-Jack

    Why does smokeless powder peel open a muzzleloader like a banana?

    12L14. The "12" is the type "Carbon Steel - Resulpherized", the "L" means lead has been added, the "14" is 14% carbon Oh the decimal! Gotcha
  10. Hatchet-Jack

    Why does smokeless powder peel open a muzzleloader like a banana?

    Original Muzzle loader barrels were made of wrought iron. Modern muzzleloader barrels today are mostly made of low carbon mild steel such as 12L14. The "12" is the type "Carbon Steel - Resulpherized", the "L" means lead has been added, the "14" is .14% carbon. This steel cannot withstand the...
  11. Hatchet-Jack

    FOR SALE Very Fine Contemporary Baker Rifle

    Good I figured you didn't know about that rule. Hope you sell it!
  12. Hatchet-Jack

    FOR SALE Very Fine Contemporary Baker Rifle

    To the OP it will help if you follow the rules when listing a firearm in the classifieds: *EVERY For sale ad must have forum ID and date written on a sheet of paper clearly visible in at least one picture! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
  13. Hatchet-Jack

    Two firsts

    Nice job! Two more inducted into the sport. Keeping the tradition alive. Happy Thanksgiving!
  14. Hatchet-Jack

    Greetings from Finland!

    Welcome from Kentucky
  15. Hatchet-Jack

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving Pilgrim and everyone in the group!
  16. Hatchet-Jack

    My amature made gallery.

    Something very gratifying about making things with your own hands. The Fowler and the accoutrements look very good.
  17. Hatchet-Jack

    Two virgins at the range!

    Nice shooting!
  18. Hatchet-Jack

    Think I'm in a small pickle...

    I would cuss a lot and throw something then calm down and make another one! :doh:
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