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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 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. 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, Yesterday 01:49 PM
    block, buy, danish, rolling
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  2. 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 07:03 PM
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  3. 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 01:52 PM
    shooting, smoothbores
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    12-04-2016, 11:44 AM Go to last post
  4. 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 02:33 PM
    chassepot, refurbishing, request
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    12-02-2016, 11:37 AM Go to last post
  5. 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 12:26 PM
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    11-14-2016, 12:05 AM Go to last post
  6. 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 01:06 PM
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    10-17-2016, 11:25 AM Go to last post
  7. Shooting The 71/84 Mauser

    I am taking this one out today to fire off the last of the smokeless "equivalent" ammunition that I got with the rifle. It is hard to credit...

    Started by krinko‎, 06-26-2016 05:16 PM
    71 or 84, mauser, shooting
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    10-10-2016, 02:26 PM Go to last post
  8. US Civil War Rifled Musket sling?

    Recently purchased this sling at an Antique Fair. It came with a Springfiled 1907 sling as later fitted to our No.4(T) sniper rifles (which is my...

    Started by Nigel‎, 09-25-2016 03:23 PM
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    09-25-2016, 06:09 PM Go to last post
  9. Remington m1871 Oviedo

    I recently bought this rifle. I am trying to get the fore grip off and it has a screw that goes into a type of blind nut from the left to the right...

    Started by lpfeifer‎, 09-06-2016 01:12 PM
    m1871, oviedo, remington
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    09-06-2016, 02:09 PM Go to last post
  10. English .577 paper cartridges w/Pritchett bullts

    I have long made and used paper cartridges for my CW type rifle muskets. But, I could never find any Pritchett balls or justify the cost of a...

    Started by Jim‎, 08-27-2016 05:32 PM
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    08-30-2016, 01:35 AM Go to last post
  11. loading flintlocks

    I am reading this book Empire on the Edge on one page it says that( general Gage had his troops practicing quickly loading they're muskets with the...

    Started by rice 123‎, 04-11-2016 07:13 PM
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    flintlocks, loading
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    08-21-2016, 01:39 PM Go to last post
  12. 1768 Charleville

    Good Evening All. From my previous posts you can see I was in the hunt for a Charleville. Yesterday, I got my new, antique "68 Charleville to the...

    Started by rescuerandy2‎, 05-02-2016 08:34 PM
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    08-20-2016, 05:07 PM Go to last post
  13. I made a British cap pouch

    I used to be a reenactor but now I am too old and lame to do any such thing. But, I still enjoy shooting my P-H 1853 Enfield. The P-H 1853 came as...

    Started by Jim‎, 08-20-2016 02:55 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-20-2016, 03:38 PM Go to last post
  14. Question to the forum

    I just recently saw a thread on the Parker Hale 2 band rifle moved to a Parker Hale sub forum. I followed it and it seems to be nothing but P-H's...

    Started by Jim‎, 08-20-2016 03:31 AM
    forum, question
    • Replies: 2
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    08-20-2016, 02:11 PM Go to last post
  15. Parker Hale 1858 Enfield

    I have a Parker Hale 2 band 1858 Enfield with a shielded front sight, chequered stock and no bayonet lug. Is anyone familiar with all the Parker Hale...

    Started by bobATL‎, 06-27-2016 11:43 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    08-17-2016, 11:37 PM Go to last post
  16. Martini Henry l/ll Markings

    Good Morning. Looking to purchase a Mark l/ll M-H but am not sure about the markings. I own a Mark i/ll and on my rifle, along with many for sale...

    Started by rescuerandy2‎, 07-24-2016 10:26 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 334
    07-25-2016, 11:07 PM Go to last post
  17. Swedish Model 1851 Kammerlader

    I posted this at one other forum some time ago---don't know if anyone here has seen it, so, off to the photos... In the vise with the chamber...

    Started by krinko‎, 05-28-2016 11:27 AM
    1851, kammerlader, model, swedish
    • Replies: 9
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    07-15-2016, 12:54 PM Go to last post
  18. Brown Bess Questions

    Saw this 39" barreled example the other day but wasn't quite what to make of it. No crown marking, and generally somewhat cruder than expected. ...

    Started by jmoore‎, 05-31-2016 03:53 AM
    bess, brown, questions
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 387
    05-31-2016, 06:14 AM Go to last post
  19. Help identifying firearm

    Greetings all, Pics below. I have here, something. When I acquired this it was completely rusted over and I thought it might be a fun...

    Started by JeffB‎, 05-15-2016 12:34 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    firearm, identifying
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 986
    05-17-2016, 08:38 PM Go to last post
  20. Need help identifying European bolt rifle

    This rifle doesn't have many markings on it. It does have Liege proof marks. The barrel is 32" long and has a bore about .464". I think it's possible...

    Started by Ruffasacob‎, 04-12-2016 03:21 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 392
    04-12-2016, 06:26 PM Go to last post

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