1766 Charleville David Pedersoli, my first Flintlock and Smoothie.

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    I wanted to take these pictures in natural daylight, but the battery went dead after this first picture.
    By the time it was charged it was dark, so the later pictures aren't as good as I was hoping for.
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    I will try to get some more pictures in better light that will show the wood grain of the stock and not be so dark.
    The picture of the man sitting on the park bench is Betty's father's brother. Her uncle Edgar Eldridge. Eastern KY, Grayson, Appalachia! 84 years old, salt of the earth. Family farms been there generations. We just lost his sister Vinney (Eldridge Maxie), she was 98!
     
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    Very nice, I nave a couple of Pedersoli rifles myself, I believe they make top notch arms, I like the stand also, looks very efficient, did you build it ?
     
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    Great looking musket ! I've got a 66 myself and have to admit that is one of my favorites to shoot. I've worked up a load of 6 shot that patterns well and am hoping to tag a turkey with it this spring.......time permitting.
    Congrats on a great piece.
     
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    Thanks. No I didn't make the stand. It came with the used (once shot, for 5 shots) Euroarms 1861 Springfield I purchased. It was a young man who was a wood shop teacher. He bought the gun for reenactment, but found it wasn't his cup of tea. He had the class make the oak stand, and they did a great job. I got a good price on the rifle, the stand, 2 bags of 25 minie' balls minus 5 shot. Bore Butter, a nipple wrench. Paid $650.00 for it in like NIB condition.
     
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    I like those, I don't know why, Just always liked the look.
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    Me too, you can see we copied the style in the Springfields, with some mods to stock, and front band.
     
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    Some more pictures, these taken with better light.
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    I like the picture on the wall !
     
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    Really nice Charleville my friend. I like it! Have a Pedersoli Bess myself and yes they can definitely make a solid built, and classy muzzleloader. Yours is a prime example!

    Thank you for sharing. Love the pics!

    Respectfully, Cowboy
     
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    To clean to clean, need to take her out in the woods and get a few dings and smoke her up with fouling. Hopefully in the snow and rain.
     
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    You sound like my grandson. He told me my Jeep needs some mud on it! LOL. That little country boy is hell on wheels! :D
     
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    Thanks, my wife's uncle Edgar Eldridge. 84 years old, farmer from eastern KY, Grayson in the Appalachians. Salt of the earth!
    Ha Brit, I wasn't expecting too much love from you for my Frenchie! LOL ;)
     
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    Concientous objector.
     
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    Sorry buddy, can't be doing with all that fuss and I don't believe our ancestors did!
    Over hyped fear based regimes like that must of turned thousands away from the joy of owning and shooting traditional muzzleloaders.
    Just sayin'.....
     
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    I woudln't know about that. I have read that the reenactors do gunk up their pieces shooting those heavy blank loads for all the fire and smoke. And, I probably wouldn't like being in a reenactment unit, due to all the regulations, and their way or the highway attitude. Besides, they probably have officers calling the shots that never even served in the military. Kind of like having a rent a cop, telling former LEO's what to do. I did my four year bit in the military. Not looking to re-enlist at age 65! LOL
    To each his own though. I may find I like the SAR guys version of dress up and make believe. Time will tell. Besides, we do have a 6 pounder French canon. I always wanted to be a powder monkey!
     
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    I love the musket rack!
     
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