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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. Which black powder revolver to get?

    After getting a decent WWII firearm collection, I was thinking of getting into black powder firearms as my next collection to build. I was...

    Started by I.H.1989‎, 06-06-2020 05:26 AM
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    black, powder, revolver
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  2. Looking for a Lyman 50 cal. "maxi ball" mould

    We are shooting those balls in our muzzle-loading hunting rifles but are unsatisfied with the quality of the commercial bullets. The mold number from...

    Started by jon_norstog‎, 06-13-2021 08:01 PM
    cal, lyman, maxi ball, mould
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  3. 1867 Carcano Needle Gun

    Good Evening All. Anxiously awaiting the arrival of an 1867 Carcano Long Rifle. First, thanks to the bothers West for cartridge specifications....

    Started by rescuerandy2‎, 03-05-2021 07:35 PM
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  4. Austrian Model 1850 carbines

    Can someone identify this converted percussion carbine with two stock bands as to which country used it? I know the US bought carbines converted to...

    Started by breakeyp‎, 10-20-2020 02:24 PM
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  5. Mass Arms Maynard revolver

    I have a pocket model. Early one that you manually rotate. Missing trigger guard and button. Also something at the tip of the cylinder pin. Any...

    Started by eliwhitley‎, 01-28-2021 11:45 AM
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  6. Beligan Raick Freres BP Muzzleloader Percussion Cap Shotgun- Can You Tell Me How Old?

    Hi all, Not exactly sure if this is the right place to ask- I'm normally in the Martini pages, but I had the opportunity to acquire this shotgun-...

    Started by johnny.50‎, 01-01-2012 10:44 AM
    beligan, cap, freres, muzzleloader, percussion, raick, shotgun
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  7. Bjørneskytter's rifle? Coulod easily be

    Our family came from the high country of Telemark between Oslo and Bergen and for a while in the last half of the 19th century had a concession to...

    Started by jon_norstog‎, 09-06-2020 01:42 PM
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    09-12-2020, 04:34 PM Go to last post
  8. filler in black powder revolvers

    Do you use filler in your cap and ball revolvers ? I don't with my Navy and Army but sometimes do with my Dragoon and Walker . I don't see much...

    Started by soonerfan66‎, 08-08-2020 12:03 PM
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    black, filler, powder, revolvers
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  9. Modern muzzle-loader

    My brother has been urging me to get a muzzle-loading rifle and buy a tag for the family's winter hunt in the country above the North Fork of the...

    Started by jon_norstog‎, 08-17-2020 03:29 PM
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    08-21-2020, 03:55 PM Go to last post
  10. eBay Does Work......................Eventually

    It's been six years but I finally found an extractor for my Gras rifle on eBay. Don't have it in hand yet but it's coming. Expensive as heck but it...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 07-25-2020 11:10 PM
    ebay, workeventually
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  11. Unknown maker 1853 Enfield repro

    Picked up this seemingly high quality 1853 Enfield repro today. Apart from the crown and '1853 ENFIELD' on the plate, there are no markings....

    Started by Anzac15‎, 06-16-2020 12:55 PM
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    07-31-2020, 07:19 PM Go to last post
  12. 1858 Hammer Loop Percussion Rifle

    Hello all, This is at an upcoming auction and black powder stuff is pretty far out of my wheelhouse. The description claims the lockplate says...

    Started by rcathey‎, 07-15-2020 11:13 AM
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    07-18-2020, 10:43 PM Go to last post
  13. 'Khyber Pass' percussion pistol

    Found this old oddity yesterday at the LGS. Afghanistan 'bring back'. Never one to pass up something strange and unique, it came home with me. I'm...

    Started by Anzac15‎, 04-09-2020 11:13 PM
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    05-07-2020, 06:27 AM Go to last post
  14. Musket Indentification Help Please

    I have a musket that was passed to me. I know nothing about it and I was wondering if anyone would be so kind in identifying the marking and who...

    Started by Steve1152‎, 03-26-2020 07:36 AM
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    03-27-2020, 03:13 PM Go to last post
  15. New Chassepot Cahen et Lyon et cie. Trying to decypher markings. Paging Dr.Chadwick!

    OK new Chassepot. This one is nice, the bore is mint. Carried a lot but short little, if ever. The stock and receiver were sanded a long while ago...

    Started by beachdog77‎, 03-16-2020 02:05 AM
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    03-17-2020, 02:29 AM Go to last post
  16. converting the Italian Colt cap & ball to cartridge revolvers

    Back about fourteen or fifteen years ago I found some new smokeless 38 S&W cylinders from a gunsmith. These were part of the old Legal Defender kits...

    Started by RCS‎, 12-17-2019 10:48 PM
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    02-29-2020, 03:33 PM Go to last post
  17. Kropatschek grenade launcher

    Does anyone have a picture of the rifle grenade used by Portugal with the 1886 8mm Kropatschek rifle? I have the spigot launcher but have no idea...

    Started by breakeyp‎, 02-11-2020 04:57 PM
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    02-18-2020, 04:47 PM Go to last post
  18. 43 Spanish Chamber

    I have a Argentine 1879 RB with a mint bore. I did a cast from mid-case up to .9" into the barrel. Groove diameter is .441", the neck seems short at...

    Started by steveu‎, 12-28-2019 07:01 PM
    chamber, spanish
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    01-21-2020, 10:19 PM Go to last post
  19. Rather interesting Nepalese(?) short percussion musket

    Saw this hanging on the wall at my local gun shop, decided I needed another odd one hanging in my room. It appears entirely handmade, however the...

    Started by Anzac15‎, 12-06-2019 10:54 PM
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    12-14-2019, 12:44 AM Go to last post
  20. 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
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    1873, headspace, springfield, trapdoor
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    10-30-2019, 10:46 AM Go to last post

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