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    Dry fire

    RB Powell is correct, the short (and long) answer is no. I get dozens of percussion revolvers in my shop every year from people dry firing them. Many of them have used some "trick" to prevent mushrooming the nipples, but I always end up selling them a new set of nipples or the shop charge for...
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    Stuck nipples in 1851 cylinder. Unknown maker.

    I get these all the time in my shop or at reenactments. If I can't release the nipples after applying some liquid wrench, some mild heat and trying to remove the nipples with a well fitting wrench MADE FOR THAT NIPPLE SIZE, with the cylinder secured on a plate with two pins inserted into the...
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    3 sided triangle dovetail file

    Years ago I did one using a coarse sharpening stone, then polished flat a smooth with a hard Arkansas stone. I have done a few over the years with my bench grinder. Only takes a few minutes, make sure not to draw the temper though. Then smooth with stones. You should end up with the corners...
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    Miquelet double barrels.

    I actually like the castings and they work very well when cleaned up. Of course, I am an old registered nurse and like to take out my frustrations with a file and grinding wheel! I have built that #776 lock three times and it is a sparker!. I think I enjoy the problem solving and making...
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    Miquelet double barrels.

    Very nice work. I presume you have a machinist background. I have made several of these by hand and several more from Rifle Shoppe castings. I have never seen or heard of a double barrel but that certainly doesn't mean they didn't exist. As you know, these types of guns are not well documented...
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    SOLD 50 caliber trade rifle

    Moderators, please change status to Sold
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    SOLD 50 caliber trade rifle

    J Henry Trade Rifle for sale. 50 caliber, 36 inch, 7/8 across flats, 1-70 twist Green Mountain Barrel. Davis Late Ketland lock, excellent sparker. Single trigger Maple stock. 13 3/4 inch pull. Furniture such as patchbox, ramrod thimbles, side plate, nose cap and trigger are hand made. This rifle...
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    CLOSED Rifle Shoppe Early Spanish Musket or Fowler

    I have one of those 1752 muskets in brass that I got in trade for nothing. You are right, it has the regular flintlock, although the Spanish quickly went back to the miquelet style of lock as a regular flintlock was considered too fragile for frontier service. I don't know who put this lock...
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    CLOSED Rifle Shoppe Early Spanish Musket or Fowler

    I build these all the time. I can tell you, if you have not done a lot of machining, and heat treating it will be hard to build. They are great locks though when finished., The lock # 641 is BIG! I have several of them in stock. The main spring looks like it could work on a 2 1/2 ton truck. If...
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    CLOSED Rifle Shoppe Early Spanish Musket or Fowler

    I think I have my computer back up and running again. Sorry to take so long to get back with you. Bruce is correct, I do specialize in Spanish miquelet/padilla lock firearms. I love them. They work incredibly well, to be honest, I think better than regular flintlocks. I have some pictures on my...
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    early Roman miquelet lock (a beast)

    The nice thing about this and the Spanish miquelet lock, more properly called the patilla lock, is they can take almost any size flint. The cock screw is very long as you can see and pretty much any piece of flint you can get into those jaws will spark. And Flintlock 1640 is right, they are very...
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    early Roman miquelet lock (a beast)

    These type locks are actually very easy to scratch build. There are no rotating parts like tumblers that need perfect axles to work properly. The hardest part to make is the cock, and that is just a few hours of hacksaw and file work.
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    CLOSED Rifle Shoppe Early Spanish Musket or Fowler

    I have a Spanish Fowler which has a Rifle Shoppe patilla lock which is for sale. I specialize in these types of firearms. This has a Catalan style stock, 62 cal, 44 inch barrel. Some engraving with an African Mahogany stock. Very light and handy and those locks spark like a Cessna hitting a high...
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    The Rifle Shoppe

    Glad to see more people building these interesting guns. I have given up for the most part waiting for delivery from TRS and Blackely and started building miquelet locks from scratch. They are actually very simple, much easier to make than the flintlocks we are used to. There are no complex...
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