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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 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. 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 05:38 PM
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  2. 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 11:53 AM
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  3. British East India Company Model F Percussion Musket

    Took another chance on one of IMA's untouched Nepal rifles. They are on sale this weekend only for $395 which is approximately $150 off their...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 11-04-2017 06:24 PM
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    british, company, east, india, model, musket, percussion
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  4. 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 07:34 PM
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  5. 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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  6. 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 01:32 PM
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    percussion, revolver, shoot
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  7. 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 01:35 AM
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    remember, shoot
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  8. 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 06:37 PM
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    brunswick, ima, restoration, rifle, thread
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    03-26-2012, 08:58 AM Go to last post
  9. And now for something really different...

    Can anyone tell me exactly which type it is? I have a suspicion, but do not wish to influence you all with my preconceived ideas.

    Started by Patrick Chadwick‎, 12-12-2012 04:38 PM
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    01-28-2013, 01:37 PM Go to last post
  10. .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 09:29 PM
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    10-15-2013, 05:17 PM Go to last post
  11. 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 03:16 AM
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    06-03-2012, 04:37 AM Go to last post
  12. 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
  13. 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 09:08 PM
    3 Pages
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    1863, civil, musket, nice, rifled, rifled musket, war
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    07-06-2010, 09:23 PM Go to last post
  14. French Mle1822 T pistol

    Just a few photos. The ramrod is for the 1822 T bis, but it's what I have and the idea seems quite logical. Enables the use of only one type...

    Started by jmoore‎, 03-19-2011 05:54 PM
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    french, mle1822, pistol
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    03-04-2014, 07:16 AM Go to last post
  15. 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 12:31 AM
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    1842, civil, model, musket, north, south, war
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    09-27-2012, 03:31 PM Go to last post
  16. 2F or 3F?

    Can FFF be used in rifles? I have had conflicking opinion. If so would you reduce the load? thank you.

    Started by Dave‎, 06-24-2009 10:29 AM
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  17. 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 12:45 AM
    3 Pages
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    rifles, sharps
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    06-12-2012, 07:01 PM Go to last post
  18. 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 10:08 AM
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    05-19-2013, 05:08 AM Go to last post
  19. 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 03:40 PM
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    • Replies: 19
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    12-23-2013, 05:41 PM Go to last post
  20. Chassepot in the White

    Good Afternoon. Have a Chassepot that I would like to bring back to the white. No pits, no rust, just 146 years of use. What is the best way to...

    Started by rescuerandy2‎, 03-14-2015 05:17 PM
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    1 2
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