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OK I thought that I would open the big bore flintlock thread, so we don't hog the for sale thread.

Has anyone seen a 2 bore or 4 bore flintlock rifle? I've only seen caplocks with that size bore.
 

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Certainly not that big of a bore but I'm threatening to get a rifled barrel for my Pedersoli 1816.
Haven't made up my mind yet on whether or not to make it suitable to elongated bullets as well as patched ball.
 

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OK I thought that I would open the big bore flintlock thread, so we don't hog the for sale thread.

Has anyone seen a 2 bore or 4 bore flintlock rifle? I've only seen caplocks with that size bore.
Yes I have one better known has a bank gun
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Hey Feltwad............What is "bank" gun????????.......oldwood
 

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Hey Feltwad............What is "bank" gun????????.......oldwood
Like the punt gun they were tools of the trade for wild fowling .Used on the foreshore in the sand dunes or the sea wall , the biggest shoulder gun that could be handled against the flocks of waders that feed on the water edge of the incoming tide , and fired when within range
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Definitely, fella was trying to sell a couple 10 years ago when I went to pick up barrel. I believe the full stock was a 4 and the halfstock a 2.

My mind may be failing on me....but looks like the halfstock was an underhammer. No good pictures.
 

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Hey Felt.......Thanks for the enlightenment.... Used to bank shoot waterfowl on the Monongehela River south of Pittsburgh , Pa.. Just never knew it was called "bank shootin'"...oldwood
 

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I did have a 6b flintlock for a while, was very nice but used a lot more powder and lead, to no more effect for me than a smaller one so sold it (if covered the costs of the extra motorcycle i wanted then) was pretty though
 

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There is a guy on youtube with a series of videos building a 4 bore rifled flintlock elephant gun. His name is Bill Raby.
 

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Commodore, is that thar barrel swamped? How's the balance?
 

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That would take the enjoyment of Muzzleloading guns to the extreme. It looks punishing to me!!
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