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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. 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
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  2. 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
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  3. 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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  4. 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
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    06-27-2019, 02:03 PM Go to last post
  5. 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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    05-11-2019, 10:09 PM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 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
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    03-22-2019, 08:21 AM Go to last post
  8. 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
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    03-11-2019, 04:43 PM Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. 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
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    03-01-2019, 09:17 PM Go to last post
  11. 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
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  12. 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
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    02-16-2019, 01:08 PM Go to last post
  13. 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
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    02-14-2019, 10:50 AM Go to last post
  14. Snider Enfield Mark II*

    I was finally able to check the Snider off my list on Saturday. I need to find a front band for it. Cleaning rod I have already located. Breech is...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 01-29-2019 06:30 PM
    enfield, mark, snider
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    01-30-2019, 03:38 PM Go to last post
  15. Colt 1860..finally got one.

    I have always loved the Colt 1860. To me it is the best looking American percussion revolver ever made, and I always said if I could find one that...

    Started by Anzac15‎, 12-23-2018 02:20 PM
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    01-13-2019, 08:23 AM Go to last post
  16. Revolutionary War Era Musket Identification Needed ...

    Hey All, I have a Revolutionary War era musket I am looking for some help in identification. I have done some of my own research, but the stock...

    Started by M100C‎, 12-22-2018 12:02 PM
    era, identification, musket, needed, revolutionary, war
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    12-29-2018, 09:27 PM Go to last post
  17. French M1853 Minie rifle

    Think I found something pretty special today. Found it at an antique store near me..it is what appears to be a French M1853 Minie rifle made by...

    Started by Anzac15‎, 12-14-2018 02:32 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    12-18-2018, 04:21 PM Go to last post
  18. American three barrel percussion rifle and shotgun

    This rifle is unmarked as to maker. What is interesting is that it is a .36-.38 caliber side by side double barrel rifle over a 16 gauge shotgun...

    Started by breakeyp‎, 11-28-2018 09:36 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    12-17-2018, 02:07 PM Go to last post
  19. Hartford London Colt Navies.

    Morning all, Does anyone know how many Hartford Colt made Navies were made with the London address? Production information on the London made,...

    Started by mrclark303‎, 12-06-2018 04:00 AM
    colt, hartford, london, navies
    • Replies: 2
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    12-07-2018, 06:14 AM Go to last post
  20. Blunderbuss!

    This had to come home with me. Yes, a blunderbuss! Now I certainly don't think this is an actual antique piece, but it looks to be a pretty old...

    Started by Anzac15‎, 12-04-2018 12:44 PM
    • Replies: 0
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