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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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    Hello folks … :) I'd like to remind everyone to re-read our Forum Rules & Site User Agreement (click here), particularly the section which covers...

    Started by Badger‎, 01-02-2017 01:32 PM
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    Other than someone who fails to say thank you when they get an answer to a question they’ve posted, I don’t think there’s anything more frustrating...

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    The answer is YES … :beerchug: With the evolution of technology, many of our very active members want to keep current viewing our forums using...

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  1. IMA Gahendra untouched rifle

    They put these on sale for $100 off and free shipping for the 4th of July and I took the bait and ordered one. I don't normally do this sort of...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 07-10-2017 10:32 PM
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  2. Portuguese Kropatschek Rifle

    Picked this up at a nearby gun show on Saturday. Pretty decent condition but missing it's hand guard. It may have been removed in service because...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 06-19-2017 06:20 PM
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    07-14-2017, 11:09 PM Go to last post
  3. Rolling Block ID

    I inherited a Rolling Block from my grandfather. The thing is completely devoid of details. It has a bayonet lug on the right side of the barrel at...

    Started by mr.tickle‎, 03-03-2017 04:08 PM
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    07-14-2017, 08:29 PM Go to last post
  4. Manhattan Arms .36 cal(?) revolver

    I am picking up this Manhattan Arms revolver Friday..seller says it was made in 1864. Im getting it for $300. I know next to nothing about this...

    Started by Anzac15‎, 06-27-2017 07:47 PM
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    07-08-2017, 02:40 AM Go to last post
  5. 1870 Husqvarna Rolling Block sling

    Good day! I recently came into possession of an 1870 Husqvarna Rolling Block -- not a milsurp, I know, but will have to do for now -- and the sling...

    Started by GunsNotPuns‎, 04-15-2017 04:59 PM
    1870, block, husqvarna, rolling, sling
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    07-07-2017, 04:29 PM Go to last post
  6. 1854 Lorenz question / ID problem

    Hi all, I've got what I think is a model 1854 type 1 Lorenz....needing a couple pieces -- a front band/nosecap and the middle band. While searching...

    Started by kotkinjs1‎, 06-19-2017 04:50 PM
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  7. Revolutionary War rifle ?

    First time post. I have been working on a U.S. Military rifle collection and have worked my way back from an early M-16 slick-side to the civil war...

    Started by dang‎, 06-03-2017 10:51 AM
    revolutionary, rifle, war
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    06-15-2017, 04:33 AM Go to last post
  8. Normal m1850 Prussian? Pic heavy

    Hi all, I just picked up what seems to be a model 1850 Prussian cavalry pistol....except a couple modifications? I can't tell if they're original,...

    Started by kotkinjs1‎, 06-12-2017 06:45 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-13-2017, 03:12 PM Go to last post
  9. Should I buy this "Brown Bess"?

    Greetings, Sebastian from Germany here. I convinced my family to buy our father an original Brown Bess for his 60th birthday. Problem is, no one...

    Started by Gabbo‎, 05-29-2017 01:42 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    06-01-2017, 05:10 AM Go to last post
  10. Snider Carbine Thread

    Please feel free to post your Snider carbine in this thread. There's a fair variety of types- some pretty common and some pretty rare. I'll lead off...

    Started by Ridolpho‎, 05-24-2017 06:58 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-25-2017, 10:24 AM Go to last post
  11. Two band Volunteer issue P1861

    Morning all, I restored a P1861 two bander a little while back, mainly just for the reference collection, but she appears to be a good candidate...

    Started by mrclark303‎, 05-24-2017 03:25 AM
    band, issue, p1861, volunteer
    • Replies: 1
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    05-24-2017, 11:52 AM Go to last post
  12. 1809 Prussian/German Musket

    Hi there, Hello looking for some help again, I purchased this 1815 Potsdam Musket, about 20 odd years ago, fairly cheaply in a...

    Started by harlton‎, 05-21-2017 09:33 PM
    1809, black powder, civil war, confederate musket, musket, percussion, prussian or german, waterloo
    • Replies: 2
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    05-22-2017, 10:00 PM Go to last post
  13. Snider aficionados among membership?

    Thought I'd throw out the question of who amongst Milsurps members is a reasonably serious Snider collector. I think it would be nice to see more...

    Started by Ridolpho‎, 04-13-2017 01:10 PM
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    aficionados, membership, snider
    • Replies: 13
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    04-22-2017, 12:08 AM Go to last post
  14. Snider sling?

    I finally got a Snider, cleaned it up and sorted it out. The reproduction sling that I bought has me baffled. Is this the way the front end should be...

    Started by Steve H. in N.Y.‎, 03-01-2017 12:08 PM
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    • Replies: 11
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    03-17-2017, 12:24 AM Go to last post
  15. Looking to buy a Danish 1867/96 Rolling Block

    I have a rifle being shipped in from Utah. At this stage I'm not obligated to buy it, just have to pay for the shipping. From what I can see in the...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 01-16-2017 12:49 PM
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    • Replies: 38
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    02-25-2017, 07:03 PM Go to last post
  16. Snider Enfield from Afghanistan

    Picked this SE up today from the vet that brought it back. I believe it's a MkIII example. 1871 dated, it seems like a pretty legit Snider. I have...

    Started by Anzac15‎, 09-30-2016 06:03 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    12-11-2016, 01:01 PM Go to last post
  17. Shooting smoothbores

    Hello all. I know in shooting smooth bores, the ball can go bumbling and tumbling down the bore to sail off who knows where. Would patching the...

    Started by Jim‎, 08-21-2016 12:52 PM
    shooting, smoothbores
    • Replies: 6
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    12-04-2016, 10:44 AM Go to last post
  18. Chassepot Refurbishing Request

    Good Afternoon!! My son picked up a Chassepot that was not converted to cased ammunition. The rifle is in really decent shape with a strong rifling...

    Started by WmsDad‎, 11-21-2016 01:33 PM
    chassepot, refurbishing, request
    • Replies: 3
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    12-02-2016, 10:37 AM Go to last post
  19. Is this a Danish percussion pistol?

    I found a picture of this in a book and it was listed as "Continental" which does not say much at all. The wood and metal work, less large ring...

    Started by breakeyp‎, 11-13-2016 11:26 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    11-13-2016, 11:05 PM Go to last post
  20. Beaumont Adams revolver

    Afternoon all, Don't ask me why, but I have the urge to acquire and shoot a British military marked Beaumont Adams revolver, they just look like...

    Started by mrclark303‎, 10-11-2016 12:06 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 686
    10-17-2016, 10:25 AM Go to last post

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