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Discussion in 'Smoothbore' started by tdiem52, Jan 16, 2020 at 12:43 PM.
I just purchased a smoothie with j brown on top of the barrel would like information on the builder
Jackie built a lot of "semi-custom" guns on speculation. His early guns were pretty well built traditional style guns, but not necessarily exactly historically correct. He built a lot of the early "Canoe Guns". His rifles generally functioned pretty good. He went through a series of heath issues and was pretty unreliable for delivery. He seems to have recovered and presently offers speculative firearms assembled for sale. You should have a fairly well made firearm.
Tell us a bit more about your purchase. Style? Caliber? Lock? Barrel Length?
Did you forget to post pictures of your new rifle Soldier?!!
Just got off the phone with Jackie. What a nice guy!
I have been shooting his guns for 10 years.
The 62cal smoothbore he made for me has taken deer and it really handles well for jump shooting birds with its swamped barrel.
My favorite rifle was made by him. She's so slender and elegant.. and she'll put a .490 roundball on target easier than any gun I've ever shot
She is just a joy to hold.
Jackie still lists guns for sale on American Long-rifle.
I briefly owned a Jackie Brown 62 smoothie I bought from another member here. It was a delight to admire, to handle and to shoot. It was my first experience with a fast, reliable flintlock. Alas, the guy I bought it from was pining to have it back so we made a deal.
I've seriously thought about buying one of his spec guns but I'd be interested in any comments on whether those L&R locks he generally uses are well tuned and polished up. The L&R locks and triggers I've purchased to use on a few builds took an immense amount of work to get into shape. At the relatively low prices Jackie usually sells for, I have wondered how much time he can put into the lock.
I almost bought a .54 cal rifle built by him and ET Harrison this fall in Friensdhip. Was high quality, but not exactly what I was looking for. I'd buy a Jackie Brown gun without hesitation if I liked it.
I bought an unmentionable .22 six shooter from old boss. $65.00 back in 1978 and we agreed if I ever sold it he got first dibs. He has regularly asked about it and made some high offers but I like it and the wife LOVES it so I still have it. This deal makes it easy to keep a keeper (I would NOT ask him more than I paid for it so easy not to let go for $65.00!).
Try it next time yer buying/selling/trading a "keeper"
I bought one of his wormy wood poor boy LH 45 flint rifles in the white about 4-5 years ago. It uses lots of small wood screws for attaching the trigger guard, barrel tang and such. Inletting was fair but it dint cost much and shoots very well. I’m a fan of L&R locks and haven’t got a bad one yet. I see L&R as the left handers choice since they produce more choices than the rest combined.
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