Swedish Snaplock Musket

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  1. May 24, 2019 #1

    rickystl

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    Hello All. And happy Memorial weekend.

    Well, it's taken 4+ years but the project is finally finished. For those interested in the back story, here is a Link from the Forum:
    https://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/threads/swedish-snaplock-from-trs-685.98194/

    Gun: 1600 Swedish Snaplock, from TRS Kit # 685.
    Lock: A snaplock with a bit earlier design than the snaphaunce. The pan cover has to be manually moved forward to expose the priming powder, similar to a matchlock. The hammer has a long 3" throw. But for arcane lock enthusiasts it's a hoot. LOL
    Stock: American Walnut. (I know, it should be European walnut, but I wasn't going to haggle with TRS. LOL ) I tend to be partial to dark stock stains.
    Barrel: Colerain .75 cal. octagon to round with a simple wedding band, 46" long. What they call the 1710 Dutch musket profile. Ordered from TOTW with the gunsmithing and sights installed. Used 4 underpins for this big barrel. LOL
    Builder: Jeff Miller

    The gun holds/shoulders very similar to a matchlock of the period. Anyway, it will be an interesting addition to my collection and thought you guys would like to see it. Here's some pics and thanks for looking.

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  2. May 24, 2019 #2

    rickystl

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    One more pic of the muzzle.......... 020 (Medium).JPG
     
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  3. May 24, 2019 #3

    Heelerau

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    That is a sterling job, a most interesting piece, a photo or video of you shooting this musket would be a good thing. Congratulations!
     
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  4. Jun 1, 2019 #4

    rickystl

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    Hi Heelerau

    Thanks for your comment. Yes, it turned out nice. The travel time of the hammer and frizzen are really long, and make a big clang. LOL But it's a neat example of early lock making. Should be fun to shoot.

    Rick
     
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  5. Oct 19, 2019 #5

    Trooper61

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    Awesome piece! I’ve been saving for a matchlock musket from TOTW. Hopefully won’t be too much longer.
     
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