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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 11:24 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 01:53 PM
    1873, cartridges, experimental, metallic, regulation, testing
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  1. IMA Brunswick rifle - a restoration thread.

    So I ordered a Pattern 1837 Brunswick rifle form IMA a couple weeks ago. When it arrived, it looked rather like the pictures on their site - covered...

    Started by Claven2‎, 07-26-2010 07:37 PM
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    brunswick, ima, restoration, rifle, thread
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  2. Found MUSKET in thrift store.

    stats: 29" octagon barrel(rifled 3/4inch) barrel and other parts marked 566,has what i would call two royal crowns one on part you put the percussion...

    Started by DaveN‎, 11-12-2010 06:38 PM
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  3. Reloading metallic cartridges

    Have just started my BP career and have only just received my BP licence. I´ve got cases for my Mauser `71 and the Werder Cavalry carbine (11.15x60 ...

    Started by villiers‎, 11-04-2011 12:53 PM
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  4. Reproduction 1861 Eli Whitney Revolver, Navy in 36 caliber

    Folks, Greetings from Michigan!:D I stopped at a gunshow this weekend, and parked by a table full of stuff. In a plastic bag, were some parts....

    Started by Midmichigun‎, 01-06-2013 08:49 PM
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  5. U.S. Model 1842 Musket- used by both the North and South during the Civil War.

    (Click on the bar to enlarge the images.) 1843 is the earliest issue date for a Harpers Ferry manufactured U.S. Model 1842 musket. ...

    Started by drm2m‎, 04-05-2009 01:31 AM
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    1842, civil, model, musket, north, south, war
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    09-27-2012, 04:31 PM Go to last post
  6. I remember when we used to shoot them.

    Back in the late 60s & early 70s my father and I used to shoot these old guys....the rifle ...45 cal approx. was quite accurate. A Pennsylvania...

    Started by drm2m‎, 04-06-2009 02:35 AM
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    remember, shoot
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  7. EIC F Pattern musket restoration

    I ordered an East India Company Pattern F musket in .75 smoothbore from IMA a ways back and it arrived through customs last week. These are...

    Started by Claven2‎, 10-18-2010 01:24 PM
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    eic, musket, pattern, restoration
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    10-31-2010, 09:21 AM Go to last post
  8. 43 Egyptian- I want to shoot it!

    I've got this old Remington rolling block that I bought a real long time ago from, as I recall, Sarco, to use as a wall hanger. It's worked well in...

    Started by bob4wd‎, 11-02-2011 05:32 PM
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    04-20-2012, 11:16 AM Go to last post
  9. Model 1860 Colt Army revolver as it probably looked when manufactured.

    This is a civilian gun...not a military marked 1860 Colt Army revolver. It is interesting to see what they originally looked like. Look at the...

    Started by drm2m‎, 01-25-2010 10:12 PM
    1860, army, colt, looked, manufactured, model, revolver
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    03-11-2010, 08:56 PM Go to last post
  10. This is a VERY NICE Civil War Rifled Musket.

    "ESA" inspector's acceptance stamp. I don't own this gun YET...but I am working on it. Any "knowledgeable" C.W. American collectors out...

    Started by drm2m‎, 03-09-2010 10:08 PM
    3 Pages
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    1863, civil, musket, nice, rifled, rifled musket, war
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    07-06-2010, 10:23 PM Go to last post
  11. Civil War Proof Marks

    Have only one firearm, an original civil war musket. Made by Colt, surcharged N.J. (New jersey?) , dated 1862 on lock and barrel. Proof mark is a...

    Started by satan52k‎, 01-18-2010 11:10 PM
    civil, marks, proof, war
    • Replies: 5
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    01-24-2010, 10:53 PM Go to last post
  12. Sharps rifles

    I'm at the point in my collecting, that I'm ready to invest in a Sharps, more from just having one as a representative of the rifle as opposed to...

    Started by travelerpnw‎, 12-31-2011 01:45 AM
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    rifles, sharps
    • Replies: 20
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    06-12-2012, 08:01 PM Go to last post
  13. Model 1851 Colt Navy- manufactured 1857 with U.S. Government (army) markings.

    No original finish left on this pistol….but the markings are “quite” clear. These “martially marked” 51 Navies are becoming increasingly difficult...

    Started by drm2m‎, 03-27-2009 11:46 PM
    1851, 1857, army, colt, government, manufactured, markings, model, navy
    • Replies: 6
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    10-20-2009, 10:55 PM Go to last post
  14. When do you NOT shoot a percussion revolver?

    I like to watch Pawn Stars and I know a lot of the show if not most or all of it is somewhat staged. Every gun they get, they have to shoot it. ...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 06-09-2013 02:32 PM
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    percussion, revolver, shoot
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    08-18-2013, 11:48 AM Go to last post
  15. Mauser M71 cavalry carbine at the range

    Have now taken it to the range twice. There´s a choice of 50, 100 and 300 metres. Started at 50 and found that it shoots so high using the lowest...

    Started by villiers‎, 09-11-2011 04:16 AM
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    • Replies: 24
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    06-03-2012, 05:37 AM Go to last post
  16. Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifled Musket----C.S. or U.S.?—a story.

    I requested Joe Bilby’s help regarding this gun because of the numbers seen on the butt tang and this is the story that unfolded. (Any references...

    Started by drm2m‎, 04-09-2009 02:11 AM
    1853, enfield, musketcs, pattern, rifled, story, us—a
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    01-17-2010, 02:00 PM Go to last post
  17. A U.S. Civil War Smith carbine-with a “possible” Fenian Raid (Canadian) involvement.

    This is a Civil War period Smith carbine (Sn. 21198) with the name “C.H. Duba” neatly stamped in four places on the stock. (Click on the bar to...

    Started by drm2m‎, 04-10-2009 12:01 AM
    canadian, carbinewith, civil, fenian, involvement, raid, smith, war, “possible”
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    03-11-2012, 02:51 PM Go to last post
  18. difference between 1861 springfield and 1863?

    Please educate me. I see advertsements of people selling 1861 springfield muskets with a date of 1863 on the lock. Are they the same or are there...

    Started by Timmer‎, 04-09-2009 11:18 PM
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    11-24-2009, 10:38 PM Go to last post
  19. Werder M1869 Infanterie Gewehr

    New video of shooting my Werder M1869 Infanterie Gewehr. This rifle was converted to fire 11x60R Mauser ammunition in 1876 (originally 11x50R...

    Started by slovakia‎, 03-07-2013 11:08 AM
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    • Replies: 19
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    05-19-2013, 06:08 AM Go to last post
  20. Italian black powder manufacturers

    I am looking for info on the Italian black powder gun manufacturers, Pietta vs. Uberti vs. Euroarms vs. any others, in particular regarding a...

    Started by GasMan‎, 04-21-2009 11:28 AM
    black, italian, manufacturers, powder
    • Replies: 3
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    05-03-2009, 01:07 PM Go to last post

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