You sound like you are one of the reasons I usually refrain from joining sites like this.
Thank you for any information I have gained. You can...
Took me a minute to figure out what was causing the excitement. I guess some people would be happier
if I used something like this this...
I certainly hope so. I would hate to end up wearing any of my Matchlock musket parts.
Even some of the Cap'n ball shooters say it looks dangerous...
[ATTACH] "Needing to ask is how you can tell someone wasn't in the Army."
I build mine and get satisfaction from making them work.
It's also nice if I can manage to hit a target with them.
I bought my barrel the end of January. Numrich stock is always changing. Have you tried e-Bay?
If you would like to see my project, it's...
To build my Matchlock, I bought an unfinished 20GA. barrel from Numrich Arms for $30.00.
20GA. is just the right bore dia. for shooting a patched...
Couldn't stand not tinkering...PhotoShoped a Dragon to fit the side plate, etched it on and then filled the etching with Aluma-black.[ATTACH]
Oh, OK. This last winter was my first venture into Matchlocks and I'm still not savvy enough to realize when someone is pulling my leg.
When I said I used a coil spring, it is just to raise the cock, (serpentine[ATTACH] ?)
You and the others are the reason I subscribe to this site. The wealth of information and experience you all bring here is over...
10-04 Thank You.
My barrel is, straight, 15/16 across the flats and .50 cal.
That sounds a lot less complicated. I'll cut the groove like I did for my round barreled musket. I made a router cut to...
That must have been the problem as my num/lock wasn't on.
Strange. It doesn't make a difference in my word processor.
Num Lock or not,...
As soon as my breach plug arrives I'm going to start on the stock for my rifle.
The barrel is octagon and I'm thinking of ways to make the cut...
While waiting for parts for my rifle build, I've been fine tuning the Matchlock. I made a new rear, (peep) sight and I made new barrel retaining...
I use a, "Bottom Drop" pot and I have it sitting on a large cookie sheet to catch any overflow, or drips.
Bullets and sprue are dropped onto a...
This should have been titled, "A Watch Maker Builds a Matchlock".
[ATTACH] If I can build one anyone can..
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