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  1. JB67

    Fighting ban in Pa.

    Nothing in the PA or National Park Service ban violates your Constitutional rights.
  2. JB67

    Fighting ban in Pa.

    How?
  3. JB67

    CLOSED Parts and info for Knight 45 Cal.

    We don't discuss modern inlines here per forum rules. This is for traditional (pre-1865 design) muzzleloaders. Try modernmuzzleloader.com
  4. JB67

    How to sell a Knight Mountaineer .45 Cal

    We don't discuss modern inlines here per forum rules. This is for traditional (pre-1865 design) muzzleloaders. Try modernmuzzleloader.com
  5. JB67

    Colonial marksmen, via the 'London Paper', circa 1775

    The French and Spanish navies didn't restrict the Brits along the American coast. The lack of British ships did. There simply weren't enough to keep the coast locked down and still move troops (which itself was a logistical headache.) The French navy did not have direct involvement until a...
  6. JB67

    Colonial marksmen, via the 'London Paper', circa 1775

    Seriously?? The Torys were trying to subjugate uppity New Englanders. Then as now, us Yankees don't take kindly to being pushed beyond our limits. Mind you, we didn't *want* a fight, and held out the olive branch more than once, but the Crown believed it held the high ground morally...
  7. JB67

    Curved buttstock placement on the arm/shoulder..........

    There was a time it wasn't special, out of the norm placement. It still isn't for some of us.
  8. JB67

    Curved buttstock placement on the arm/shoulder..........

    Curved butts should rest outside of the shoulder socket with the body turned to the side.
  9. JB67

    Soldering ramrod pipes to barrel

    Ribs were not there for just the rod, but to stiffen the barrel, which was a softer metal than today's barrel steel. Target rifles often had ridiculously heavy barrels and didn't bend as easily.
  10. JB67

    Soldering ramrod pipes to barrel

    Not true. There are plenty of examples where the pipes are attached to the barrel and the rod bends as it enters the stock. Usually these were cut down ex-military guns.
  11. JB67

    WANTED Charleville musket (pedersoli or Miroku)

    dave_person did a thread recently on why Pedersoli Besses are not accurate reproductions. This thread discusses the various muskets a bit. There is a lot of info on the forums about the various French guns and when and where they were used.
  12. JB67

    WANTED Charleville musket (pedersoli or Miroku)

    What timeframe are you going for? If it's early Rev War, you may want an older model Charleville, and although there were some short land Besses in the hands of British troops, they weren't common. You might want to create a good backstory on how you "obtained" one.
  13. JB67

    Tennessee Valley Muzzleloaders

    There was a thread on a FB group recently where a buyer's experience did not go well. Judging by the pictures of the gun, the complaints were justified. Things like a front sight so poorly fit it fell out and was lost in the woods, stock cracking behind tang...
  14. JB67

    CLOSED REDUCED NIB Uberti 1858 Remington Engraved

    Can't ship the caps, they are hazmat.
  15. JB67

    Blowing down the barrel

    There are numerous examples of Civil War guns with multiple loads because soldiers didn't know they never fired.
  16. JB67

    Blowing down the barrel

    Didn't say the two directly relate. I'm saying we all can make mistakes, and placing a hand or face over a muzzle isn't the time to discover it.
  17. JB67

    Blowing down the barrel

    Perhaps the best reason to not blow down the barrel is hang fire. If you *think* your gun went off, and blow down the barrel, it may just blow back. And before anyone says they always know when their gun doesn't go off, how many of us have dryballed when we NEVER forget to put in the powder first?
  18. JB67

    Blowing down the barrel

    Your "opinion" is worth exactly what I paid and only serves to stir a hornet nest. If you wanted to actually contribute something, you'd offer a reasoned argument to support your position instead of insulting forum members.
  19. JB67

    Blowing down the barrel

    Seems you're just looking to stir up trouble.
  20. JB67

    Scottish Deer Rifle

    No doubt a bayonet lug. The first image is a Baker rifle, the other two are a Swiss military rifle (currently on Gunbroker.)
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