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Anybody Here Into Flintlocks?
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edited October 2019 in Black Powder and Cowboy Action Shooting
After many years of shooting and hunting with percussion rifles and pistols, I had a hankering to try a flintlock. That was nearly 20 years ago and I must have caught the bug for them! I very rarely ever take a percussion piece out of my gun safe anymore! 8-)
I am always on the lookout for Roy Southgate rifles and would love to have a Leonard Day. over-under.
Have a .45 and a .50 long gun flinters.
Brown Bess, and a short barreled .50 smoothbore flinter.
Nice group of smoke poles Chief! I'd like to know more about your PA\Kentucky rifle with the brass patch box. Looks like a custom built piece.
A gentleman from our club made that one.
It was one of his first.
He was not happy with the carving on it but I like it.
It has a Siler lock and I have the parts to convert it to a caplock if wanted.
The one with steel furniture is the 45.
It also has a Siler lock and a Douglas Barrel.
It takes a lot of practice with a flintlock rifle to get the hang of keeping your sights on target, and your stance correct in the interval between when the sparks ignite the pan, and the pan ignites the main charge.
If you have a well designed flintlock using a coned flash hole liner like the one sold by Jim Chambers Flintlocks, (White Lightnin) your ignition will be quicker than your senses can register. And also if you keep your aiming eye on your sights and target, you will not even see the flash when the gun goes off.