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

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  1. 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 01:53 PM
    1873, cartridges, experimental, metallic, regulation, testing
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  2. 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 11:24 AM
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    building, kit, rifle, totw, trade
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  1. My AW.SPIES Pennsylvania Rifle 34 caliber?

    Heres pictures of my first kentucky/Pennsylvania rifle it has set triggers, rifling in the barrel and no half cock when I removed the lock to fix...

    Started by .577 caliber‎, 12-04-2014 03:48 AM
    awspies, caliber, pennsylvania, rifle
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  2. BP forum WOW!

    Have'nt got a Q right now but I have read the first 2 posts. I'll be sure to visit here each day. This ought to be great? Thanks Milsurps!

    Started by 2571‎, 03-18-2009 01:39 PM
    forum, wow
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  3. Who is casting zinc round ball for rifle?

    Wheel weights from the tire shop contain fewer and fewer lead weights. I've started casting the zinc into bp stuff for plinking and for sling shot...

    Started by 2571‎, 03-18-2009 05:02 PM
    ball, casting, rifle, round, zinc
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    03-29-2009, 01:17 AM Go to last post
  4. BP lubricants; my recent saga; long

    Thanks Milsurps for giving us a Black Powder forum. Thought I'd tell this yarn to run up points on the Black Powder site. 40 years ago I bough...

    Started by 2571‎, 03-18-2009 04:49 PM
    long, lubricants, recent, saga
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    03-19-2009, 10:41 AM Go to last post
  5. My Civil War Colt

    I picked up a Civil War area 1849 Pocket with holster. Serial number dates it to 1863. Came with an original holster. Only Civvil War era Colt I...

    Started by 3ky‎, 10-21-2009 02:12 PM
    civil, colt, war
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    12-09-2009, 04:55 AM Go to last post
  6. What do you think of this old musket? Find of the year?

    I picked this up awhile back. I have a passion for cheap old muskets. Came with original bayonet. Saw a photo copy of a picture of it with price at...

    Started by 3ky‎, 09-04-2012 10:28 PM
    find, musket, year
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  7. More black powder

    Here is some more black powder. Hope you like! Which do you all like?

    Started by 3ky‎, 09-05-2012 08:08 PM
    black, powder
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    09-10-2012, 08:40 AM Go to last post
  8. Even Remington is not sure it is an early one of theirs!

    Found this barrel in a box of discards. Took it home and cleaned it up. Discovered 1 line Remington on flat near drum. From what I can find...

    Started by A. F Medic‎, 07-03-2009 06:10 PM
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    early, remington
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  9. P 53 Snider Conversion Musket

    At an auction there was a .58 cal rifle that nobody would bid on. Also there was a reserve. I was going to test the water by bidding but I did...

    Started by A. F Medic‎, 03-31-2009 10:38 PM
    conversion, musket, snider
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    04-02-2009, 07:17 PM Go to last post
  10. Possible cannon ball?:

    May be OT but black powder is required. While in Florida, I could not find a place that would let me use my metal detector. Thus I poked around...

    Started by A. F Medic‎, 05-10-2009 01:00 PM
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    ball, cannon
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  11. Images of rear sight for my puzzle rifle.

    No markings except Redfield/an X/ and a 1.

    Started by A. F Medic‎, 07-13-2009 11:29 AM
    images, puzzle, rear, rifle, sight
    • Replies: 7
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    07-14-2009, 07:59 PM Go to last post
  12. This rifle is a puzzler!

    I have sent images of this BP rifle around to various custom BP rifle makers and also to the National Muzzle Loaders. They put an honest effort into...

    Started by A. F Medic‎, 07-09-2009 12:54 AM
    puzzler, rifle
    • Replies: 6
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    08-04-2009, 05:15 PM Go to last post
  13. .58 caliber

    I was in a gun shop today and I saw an advertisment for Reminton Red tipped deer rifle slugs. What caught my eye was that they said they are .58...

    Started by A. F Medic‎, 10-07-2013 10:29 PM
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  14. Parker Hale bullets

    Just got 100 swaged bullets for my Parker Hale .58. The maker said that I should try them in .576 instead of .577. Winter is coming fast so I...

    Started by A. F Medic‎, 11-15-2013 04:40 PM
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    1 2
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    12-23-2013, 06:41 PM Go to last post
  15. Drams versus onces

    On the under side or my Parker Hale 2 band enfield, there are some markings 3 1/2 drams of blackpowder and 536 for the .58 caliber bullet. I do not...

    Started by A. F Medic‎, 07-06-2014 04:22 AM
    drams, onces, versus
    • Replies: 4
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    07-06-2014, 11:29 PM Go to last post
  16. MY two band Enfield and its long sought for Sword Bayo. Made by Soligen

    This has Danish mark.

    Started by A. F Medic‎, 02-27-2015 04:52 PM
    band, bayo, enfield, long, made, soligen, sought, sword
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    03-02-2015, 04:05 AM Go to last post
  17. Black powder cannon. .50 cal.

    I hope these images came through as I have been away from this fine web site for quite awhile. Heart surgery, PTSD, etc. Can anybody recognize...

    Started by A. F Medic‎, 10-01-2018 03:52 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 745
    10-02-2018, 03:44 PM Go to last post
  18. Question on, R.A. UDAIPUR, Indian made 1842 Springfield .69 musket.

    Gentlemen, I took apart my 1842 Springfield that I purchased recently. Under the barrel it says, R.A. UDAIPUR. s/319, 23.5.02. Does anyone know...

    Started by A34‎, 05-15-2011 10:35 PM
    1842, indian, made, musket, question, springfield, udaipur
    • Replies: 9
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    06-17-2011, 05:27 PM Go to last post
  19. Mystery percusson horse/cavalry pistol.

    This is a percussion pistol my father has had for many years. He told me it was sold to him a a 'Turkish duelling pistol'. Well, as Ive gotten older,...

    Started by Anzac15‎, 09-09-2012 11:11 PM
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    horse or cavalry, mystery, percusson, pistol
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    09-11-2012, 06:25 PM Go to last post
  20. Swiss percussion stutzer?

    Picked this very interesting muzzle loader up last week..it appears to be a double set trigger Swiss stutzen. The seller claims it is a flint to...

    Started by Anzac15‎, 04-01-2013 02:24 PM
    percussion, stutzer, swiss
    • Replies: 7
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    04-14-2013, 10:45 AM Go to last post

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