First matchlock, from decades ago.

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  1. May 25, 2019 #41

    WRustyLane

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    Yeah, very impressive. I really love all those inlaid animals and the town scenes. You, Pukka, and Dave Person are the most talented people I've ever seen. I've never seen such fine workmanship as yours and Dave's.
     
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  2. May 25, 2019 #42

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    I thank you W Rusty!

    I must say though, I am a long way behind Dave! He's a brilliant hand, and I'm just a farmer with no time much to play.

    I really appreciate your comments though! ...So pleased you like it!

    All the best, and Thank you again!
    Richard.
     
  3. Oct 19, 2019 #43

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    Absolutely gorgeous!
     
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  4. Oct 19, 2019 #44

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    Rudyard kindly sent me some patterns so I too can make a matchlock. I am having great trouble sourcing a piece of hollow bar for a barrel. It is available over east, but they won't post it. I will make up a lock and some furniture while I muck about and source a barrel. Damn fine first attempt, I really like the whole thing. The engraved inserts a ver in keeping with the period.
     
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  5. Oct 19, 2019 #45

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    as I said in post #16, you can't improve on perfect!! it is most perfect! and it looks to belong in a EUROPIEAN MUSEAUM!! you better return it before it is missed, LOL!!
     
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  6. Oct 20, 2019 #46

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    Toot,
    LOL!!!!!
    Gordon,
    Don't machine shops keep heavy wall tubing?

    I got some recently for another short snapping matchlock.
    Some blokes here are regular customers, and get lighter stuff for shotgun and double-barreled builds.
    I have some, but it's get expansive posting it to you!

    Trooper,

    Thank you. Very kind of you!
     
  7. Oct 20, 2019 #47

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    I am sure I will manage to find some locally, bloody minded perseverance !
     
  8. Oct 21, 2019 #48

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    Completely smitten. Outstanding. It must of taken months, years.....thanks for sharing.

    B.
     
  9. Oct 22, 2019 #49

    Pukka Bundook

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    Brit,
    It evolved, that's all. Started with a few basic lines, then a bit more inlay here and there.
    I don't remember how long it took! Once I started inlaying, it was half an hour here and there as time permitted.
    It seems to shoot V well. :)
    Pleased you like it.

    Gordon,
    Keep us posted O'wd lad..... What style are you planning on making? I really like the snap-locks. So Very Fast!
     
  10. Oct 22, 2019 #50

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    I sent Gordon details of the common ECW period Match locks since this was the first sort he saw back in Adelaide But your right the snap match is the best sort for target use . Though Henry the eight bought thousands of Venetian snap Match locks such as where recoverered from the wreck of the' Mary Rose' . and I believe these same source M'locks where the sample the Japoneese first got & copied there after if with local varients in detail .. Only the crafty Portugees flicked off a broken one with its butt largely trimmed off . .Should any doubt this I say compare them . Rudyard .
     
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  11. Oct 22, 2019 #51

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    Good morning Mr. Rudyard ,
    Thanks for info on type of match for Gordon. I think it'd be one of yours he saw down in Adelaide wasn't it? ......Jarra stocked?
    I will be emailing you soon! Been fighting to get some harvest done, and by the time the day is done, so am I.
    Heavy cloud this morn. Fingers crossed for a nice day!
    I really fancy making a snap target rifle. I need you to send me info on how the 'string' set trigger works. :)
    Hope it's warmer down there than up here. Been minus 10 or so at night.

    All best,
    Mesel'.
     
  12. Oct 22, 2019 #52

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    Simply beautiful inlays set by an artist and craftsman! 'Twas almost possible to choose a favorite. I could only select two "finalists." However, the barrel/ramrod display is especially nice, and could be the one. :*) Here they are again, certainly a worthwhile second viewing!

    wiksmo

    matchlock one.jpg


    matchlock two.JPG
     
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  13. Oct 22, 2019 #53

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    Dear Pukka Gordons yes loosely. Re sting set trigger will dig out my file on matchlocks I never made that sort at least not with the set trigger but its for the late cheek stock type. more anon. Cheers Me That is 'Rudyard '

    PS If I send you Pics can you post them for this forum for me ?
     
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  14. Oct 23, 2019 #54

    Pukka Bundook

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    Dear Rudyard,

    Yes, I can post pics here for you. :)

    Wiksmo,
    Very pleased you like it, and I think you picked one of my favourite inlays,...the rabbit at the muzzle end!

    Best wishes,
    R.
     
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  15. Oct 24, 2019 #55

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    It would seem and quite rightly that the hopeless mess my attempt to respond with pics of Match locks was removed . That's fine as I sent my pics to Pukka to post or such as are relavant . They include the usual dragons & strange creatures as where popular in those days Regards Rudyard
     
  16. Oct 25, 2019 #56

    Pukka Bundook

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    Dear Rudyard,
    I'll check me E's tonight. Got Finished harvest!...baling straw at present. In late and out early. Rain then snow today they say, so no time to lose.
    I will post your pics for you soon as I can.
     

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