My Fowler done!!

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  1. Dec 7, 2017 #1

    jrmflintlock

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    I finally finished my "colonial" fowler. Its not really a copy of anything just a working fowler.

    I used a Chambers Fowler Lock, steel furniture from Muzzleloader builders supply an L&R Trigger and a 36 inch Greg Christian .62 cal Oct/Rnd smoothbore barrel. The Blank came from Dunlap.

    I am really happy with the way it came out.

    Thanks for all the advice along the way!!

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  2. Dec 7, 2017 #2

    Paul63

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    Well done!! Congrats on building a beautiful piece. If that dont get one motivayed to build their own, nothing will. :hatsoff: :thumbsup:
     
  3. Dec 7, 2017 #3

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    Congrats She looks good :hatsoff:
     
  4. Dec 7, 2017 #4

    Spence10

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    Fine looking fowling piece, enjoy.

    Spence
     
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    Brokennock

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    Wow!!! That's beautiful, love the depth of the finish. Great work.
     
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    Good job. Certainly a fine looking fowler with beautiful wood! I'd have gone 46" or 48" barrel but then that's just me! :wink:
     
  7. Dec 7, 2017 #7

    jrmflintlock

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    I surely do like the longer barrels too but they are just so hard to move around. I'm mot talking about shooting.

    I already have 2 that I had to make custom cases for that I strap to the top of my vehicle wrapped in a tarp when I go Hunting or to Rendezvous. Lets mot even talk about flying commercial.

    This one ended up 51 inches total length which will fit just barely in a TSA approved case. Yes there are a few cases out there that will hold a 42 inch barrel but they come mighty dear! And I'm just a poor hunter. I want to take the turkey grand slam with this flintlock!

    Thanks for all the kind words!
     
  8. Dec 7, 2017 #8

    Flint62Smoothie

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    Any DETAILS on your wood finish? Aqua fortis, nitric acid or lye treatment? Stain? Finish coats? I like how the stripes look!
     
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    jrmflintlock

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    I did a lye wash, then one coat of aquafortis and 5 coats of TruOil and then 3 coats of gunstock wax (so Far)

    0000 steel wool between oil coats. Buffed with an old tshirt between wax coats.

    I used Tracks Tried and True Brown on the steel. I did not do the lock but I think I probably will.

    I wet sanded the steel to 220 grit using 409 as the wetting agent and rinsed with warm water.

    Rubber gloves for all phases except wax.

    I am supper pleased with the results!!
     
  10. Dec 7, 2017 #10

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    Man, that's a nice looking shooting iron! I prefer the longer barrels myself, but after reading your response to that already said comment, I understand...
     
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    Col. Batguano

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    Did you jug choke it? That might be helpful if you're intending on using it for turkeys.
     
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    That's a great looking smoothbore and a very good job. It looks - architecture, lock - a lot like mine. You did very well.
     
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    jrmflintlock

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    I thought about sending off to have it Jug choked but I figured I would see what it can do out of the gate first.

    I hope I don't eat my words but I have killed several birds with the cylinder bore. Part of the fun/frustration is getting then in that close!

    :grin:
     
  14. Dec 8, 2017 #14

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    Send that to me and I'll do the pre jug choke tests for you and give you the results. I'll have to do a LOT of tests, including in the field hunting tests. I'll test it for you on turkey, squirrels, rabbits, etc. to be sure it works on everything!

    Great job. You'll get a lifetime of pleasure out of it for sure. :thumbsup: :hatsoff:

    Mike
     
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    stunning! That's a fantastic looking piece - you should be justifiable proud.

    :thumbsup: :hatsoff:
     
  16. Dec 9, 2017 #16

    BillinOregon

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    That's as handsome a fowler as I have ever laid eyes on. Good gracious, the grain in that wood!
     
  17. Dec 9, 2017 #17

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    Very very nice. :hatsoff:
     
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    Great job. Love the wood. Congrats.

    Rick
     
  19. Dec 10, 2017 #19

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    wow .she looks good :hatsoff:
     
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    Very sharp :thumbsup:
     

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