Newest Sidelock I picked up

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  1. Jun 30, 2019 #1

    Frontier's

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    And boy is she a beauty!! The walnut figure is gorgeous. I may brown the barrel and refinish the stock, but I am not 100% sure yet. Its a .45cal navy arms hawken hurricane with a 1:22 twist, which means, conicals, but I still want to try some round balls in her for easy plinking.
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  2. Jul 1, 2019 #2

    Boomerang

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    Nice! Ya if you did a re-finish on that and browned the barrel, you would have a real winner. Let us know how it shoots for you.
     
  3. Jul 1, 2019 #3

    Walkingeagle

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    Very nice sir!
    Walk
     
  4. Jul 1, 2019 #4

    Phil Coffins

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    That is a exceptional piece of wood! If you refinish the wood you’ll have the chance to reshape the lock panels to make make it twice as handsome.
     
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  5. Jul 3, 2019 #5

    Frontier's

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    120gr 3fg and a 300gr conical is max load. A member on another forum found the info in a old magazine.

    That would be quite a thumper!
     
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    Why is that breech area purple?
     
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    Frontier's

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    It uses a stainless steel breech plug. They tarnish it to help it look not so out of place.
     
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    Thank you, I learn something new every day!
     
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    It has very good bones.
     
  10. Jul 5, 2019 #10

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    Nice. Spain or Italian? Approximate age?
     
  11. Jul 13, 2019 at 3:42 AM #11

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    Beautiful piece of art.
     
  12. Jul 13, 2019 at 5:44 PM #12

    Dibbuk

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    I have its' cousin. Not as pretty, .50cal, and one-screw lock, but otherwise the same; brass under-rib and all. Mine can shoot a 50 yard possible with 45 gr of 3F, if I do my part.

    As the blueing ages, some metals turn it a plum color.
     

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