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Forum: Black Powder

Forum for discussion about black powder muskets, rifles and shotguns.

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  1. Lightbulb Sticky Thread Building the BP trade rifle from a TOTW kit

    Well, I'm going to build a TOTW Lehman Trade rifle in left handed flint and figure it will be fun to document the build. For those looking to try...

    Started by Claven2‎, 09-05-2010 10:24 AM
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    building, kit, rifle, totw, trade
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  2. Post Sticky Thread U.S. Metallic Cartridges Testing (Regulation and Experimental) (1873)

    U.S. Metallic Cartridges Testing (Regulation and Experimental) (1873) Author: Major T.J. Treadwell (Commanding Frankford Aresenal) Government...

    Started by Badger‎, 04-13-2010 12:53 PM
    1873, cartridges, experimental, metallic, regulation, testing
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  1. 1819 Hall Rifle Molds

    Good Afternoon, Just purchased an 1819 long rifle and "it" wants to go to the range. Looking for recommendations on bullet size and molds. ...

    Started by rescuerandy2‎, 10-13-2019 11:55 AM
    1819, hall, molds, rifle
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  2. Question Help with: Springfield 1848 .69 cal - Rifle Validation ( ?'s )

    Is there anyone on the forum that can help me validate an 1848 Springfield .69 cal smoothbore musket? Want to make sure it isnt a repro thats...

    Started by AzMedic‎, 10-10-2019 11:22 AM
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    10-10-2019, 01:41 PM Go to last post
  3. Nepalese Brunswick Musket

    IMA put these on sale for $150.00 off about two months ago and I bit. The big selling point was the bayonet which by itself seemed almost worth the...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 09-30-2019 10:08 PM
    brunswick, musket, nepalese
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    10-07-2019, 05:37 PM Go to last post
  4. Headspace on 1873 Springfield Trapdoor

    Gents, I have a trapdoor that I would like to shoot (with appropriate ammo) but do I need to check headspace? If so, how is this done?

    Started by CHUCKW‎, 09-10-2019 03:34 PM
    1873, headspace, springfield, trapdoor
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    09-12-2019, 02:54 PM Go to last post
  5. Austrian percussion carbines

    I had these out today as I am trying to form a list of missing parts for the bottom US Civil War carbine. According to reference sources, the stock...

    Started by breakeyp‎, 08-25-2019 05:45 PM
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    08-25-2019, 05:45 PM Go to last post
  6. Hartford London Colt Navy

    Evening all. I thought you guys would appreciate a pic of an 1855 made Hartford London Navy I picked up a while ago. It's in virtually unfired...

    Started by mrclark303‎, 05-10-2019 07:54 PM
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    08-18-2019, 06:26 AM Go to last post
  7. Remington RB question

    I recently picked up this somewhat battered RB and wondered if there is enough here to date it. Standard 3 band, 34 inch barrel and chambered in 43...

    Started by deadin‎, 07-23-2019 11:08 PM
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    08-01-2019, 04:22 PM Go to last post
  8. Interesting 1863 Springfield 'carbine'.

    I like my milsurps unaltered, un-Bubba'd, and unmessed with. That being said, occasionally you run into one that is just so gosh darned unique you...

    Started by Anzac15‎, 07-20-2019 10:40 PM
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    07-22-2019, 02:14 AM Go to last post
  9. All cleaned up 71/84

    All cleaned up and ready for the ball, gents for your viewing pleasure! It's an 1887 Spandau. From what I was told the markings on the buttplate...

    Started by Brewer‎, 07-01-2019 12:51 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-02-2019, 11:43 AM Go to last post
  10. Stock Cracks

    Good Afternoon, Looking for a good stockmaker who specializes in antique military stocks. I have an 1871 Ward Burton and an 1879...

    Started by rescuerandy2‎, 06-11-2019 05:21 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-01-2019, 09:58 AM Go to last post
  11. Ideas for straightening out 71/84 tube mag?

    Howdy howdy! I recently got a hold of a 71/84. It's a nice 1887 Spandau. The magazine tube has 4 dents that cause the follower to bind and stick....

    Started by Brewer‎, 05-19-2019 01:24 AM
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    71 or 84, ideas, mag, straightening, tube
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    06-28-2019, 01:46 AM Go to last post
  12. 2 Band Enfield

    Hi all, I have a rather crude two band Enfield, that may have been a part of a commercial contract for the Portuguese? It has very few markings,...

    Started by Micheal Doyne‎, 06-26-2019 07:11 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-27-2019, 02:03 PM Go to last post
  13. Size of bulletmould to use on Snyder 577 blackpowder breech loader

    Would like to know what size bullet mould should use if my breech is .608 and my muzzle is .596. A standard Snyder mould is .578 and just falls...

    Started by Old Canuck‎, 03-22-2019 11:21 AM
    577, blackpowder, breech, bulletmould, loader, size, snyder
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    03-25-2019, 01:12 PM Go to last post
  14. Ballard carbine

    Found this at an antique store today..a Ballard carbine. I've maybe seen one other, and that was at least ten years ago. From what I've been able to...

    Started by Anzac15‎, 03-21-2019 07:37 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-22-2019, 08:21 AM Go to last post
  15. Remington Rolling Block rifles

    I came across these two photos of Remington rolling block rifles on another gun forum, the new owner found these two Remington rifles at an house...

    Started by RCS‎, 03-09-2019 06:58 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-11-2019, 04:43 PM Go to last post
  16. Accuracy of rifles

    All the black powder rifles, muzzle loading, used pins and barrel wedges to keep the barrel attached. I am curious if you guys think that the...

    Started by pocketshaver‎, 02-14-2019 10:54 AM
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    accuracy, rifles
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    03-09-2019, 10:59 AM Go to last post
  17. Any one seen a sling like this before?

    A friend of mine gave me this sling. It was old and super toasty like its been in a attic more than few decades. I have oiled it and bringing it back...

    Started by Brewer‎, 01-31-2019 11:47 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-01-2019, 09:17 PM Go to last post
  18. Is this a record?

    OK, not a milsurp, but it works! Flintlock bench-rest rifle from 1670. That may be a trifle hard to believe, so here are a couple of links...

    Started by Patrick Chadwick‎, 02-18-2019 06:25 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    02-18-2019, 06:25 PM Go to last post
  19. Need help IDing Austrian(?) musketoon(?)

    I've just come into a firearm that I definitely need help identifying..its Austrian I believe, with a Liege proofed barrel. Unit marked.Beyond that I...

    Started by Anzac15‎, 02-14-2019 02:41 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 441
    02-16-2019, 01:08 PM Go to last post
  20. Hughes Black Powder Cannon

    Thought I would show off my Hughes reproduction full size Cannon I built a few years back. I also will show a pic of a 1/3 scale of it I just...

    Started by carbineone1964‎, 12-21-2018 03:39 PM
    black, cannon, hughes, powder
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 951
    02-14-2019, 10:50 AM Go to last post

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