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  1. BillKilgore

    Work in Progress - Big Red

    The muzzleloader bug has bitten again. First off, this is my second build. While it is going better than my first rifle, I am still an extreme novice. I have been thinking about building a Lancaster style 50 cal. with a cherry stock. This one will be a little more embellished than the maple...
  2. BillKilgore

    Source for cherry longrifle stock?

    I am thinking about building a Lancaster-style longrifle with a cherry stock this winter. Any suggestions on a source for the wood? I would prefer a stock with the barrel and ramrod already inlet, but a plank would also work if I can get nice grain. I have read through many of the discussions...
  3. BillKilgore

    Need advice on difficult loading PRB

    Hello all. I need advice on a recurring problem. When shooting my colonial longrifle, I can get 3-4 shots off, then each subsequent shot gets harder to seat the ball. This weekend. Two shots, then dry swab clean. Two more shots, then dry swab clean. No problems loading and the accuracy off a...
  4. BillKilgore

    America's first assault rifle

    Just for laughs. I described the Pennsylvania longrifle to my wife as America's first assault rifle. An exhausted brain and too much time on my hands tonight produced the following image.
  5. BillKilgore

    First build complete

    I recently completed my first flintlock kit. It was quite a learning experience with a lot of trial, error, error and more error. Today I took her to the range for the first time and I am very pleased. It’s a Track of the Wolf Lancaster style .50 cal. It has a large Siler lock from Jim Chambers...
  6. BillKilgore

    Hello from eastern North Carolina

    Hello all. Newbie to blackpowder and muzzleloading here. I'm looking forward to learning from the forum.