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    Cleaned up my flinter today.

    What fun these rocklocks are.
    This is a copy of an unsigned original gun from about 1820 or so. It sports a 42 inch .36 cal Rice swamped barrel. A Chambers late Ketland lock with a nice piece of curly maple. A single pinned trigger with brass furniture.
    It's a wonderful gun to shoot. More accurate than I can do, and fast to fire. I take it skwirl and rabbit hunting, maybe some groundhog to, but distance on them can be a challenge.
    Anywho, here's a pic,
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    With the cost of ammo so high, dont expect a warning shot.
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    Picture seem to be a problem. Like to see it when the site gets back to normal.

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    Looking forward to a pic of that rifle!
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    I'll try the pic again.
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    Doesn't look to be working yet.
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    Maybe?

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    Finally.
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    Wink

    Maybe here is my 20 gauge flint shotgun.
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    Well it seems it takes a few extra steps now to post a pic.

    That's progress, I guess.
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    A very slim 50 cal I built.

    This is nothing fancy. I built it from a precarve a few years ago. There are so many mistakes, it's not even funny. But, I got her together in 1 piece.
    Even though she is ugly as sin, she mine. Lock, stock and barrel, or blood,sweat and tears.
    But boy does she shoot, accurate, kicks like mule and very light weight.
    It was styled like a very skinny Lehigh rifle. She sports a 42 in Rice southern classic 50 cal barrel. A Chambers Late Ketland lock. A simple pinned trigger with brass furniture. I rust blued the barrel and lock, which came out very nice. It's still aging nicely.
    The stock was strained with aqua Fortis. Then finished with Chambers finish oil. Its darker than I wanted, but it is what it is.
    My name for her is Agatha. She aint much to look at, but man does she perform.
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    Here's the first harvest.
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    Each of those would be great to hunt with. They are very beautiful firearms. I had a 32 caliber Tennessee Mountain Rifle which I really enjoyed hunting with and was deadly on squirrels.

    Once when I knocked a squirrel out of a tree and the 2-3 second commotion he made in the leaves before expiring brought out another squirrel farther out. Neither was close. There was the second squirrel barking at me with an unloaded rifle. Well, I loaded back up, rested stock against a tree and knocked out. I was as tickled as if I had killed a 10 point buck.

    Another time I was in a hurry to get in the morning so I skipped my normal loading routine on a clean and oiled barrel. Once in the woods and sitting near a feeding area, a squirrel came out on a limb at nearly spitting distance. I thought that squirrel was wanting to commit suicide. When I fired all I got was a spat, fizz, and pop. I could see the ball slowly moving toward and under him. I don’t know if he was cussing me or laughing at me. Before I could load back up, he left the country.

    Squirrel hunting with a muzzle loading rifle is a lot of fun and you’re giving up very little.

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    The wood grain on the 20 gauge!
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    Your spot on Joe.
    I enjoy my deer hunting, but skwirls with a flinter is a lot of fun.
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    Some winter fun.
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