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Dixie Gun Works question

jerrdanjohnjerrdanjohn Member Posts: 3 ✭✭
I bought a 45 cal barrel 35" long that is marked "Dixie Gun Works Inc." made in italy. I have been hobby gunsmithing for years, but never a black powder gun. I want to build this into a flintlock. The barrel has never been drilled for a nipple and has no flashpan mounted. The barrel is 15/16 and I bought a hawkin stock (being shipped now) for it. I will need to get a lock and trigger set, but have no idea how the flashpan or anything else is mounted. Any tips??


  • JohnnyBGoodJohnnyBGood Member Posts: 1,443 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The flashpan mounts to the lockplate, not the barrel. The geometry of the touch hole, flash pan, and frizzen are very important to the reliability of a flintlock. You would be well advised to inspect some original flintlocks or quality reproductions to see the proper arrangement. An original Model 1840 US flintlock musket is pictured below.


  • 44caliberkid44caliberkid Member Posts: 925 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Does the barrel have a breach plug? If it's a blank it may not. That would be your first step. If building a flinter you'll need to drill a flash hole, but you'll need everything together first to figure out the location. You can google search info on building the rifle, but you'd be well served to buy a book or , even better, a DVD.
  • jerrdanjohnjerrdanjohn Member Posts: 3 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    The breach plug is in it. 5/8 threaded I believe. I plan to get it mounted in the used stock I bought, find a lockplate for the Hawkin stock and go from there.
  • Kate SudarkinaKate Sudarkina Member Posts: 6 ✭✭
    edited November -1
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  • JorgeJorge Member Posts: 10,656 ✭✭
    edited November -1
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