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#11645973 - 12/09/16 Flintlocks
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#11646707 - 12/09/16 Re: Flintlocks [Re: Sharpsman]
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I got a trade rifle last year. Chambers lock works very well. I did drill it out to 1/16" as I don't shoot targets with it, just Turkey and Deer.

I talked a bit with Mr. Chambers about the powder location in the pan. He explained that their test show it makes no difference where it was located.

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#11646715 - 12/09/16 Re: Flintlocks [Re: Sharpsman]
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Real muzzleloaders!

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#11646928 - 12/10/16 Re: Flintlocks [Re: Sharpsman]
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I thought that this was the BPCR forum. The muzzleloading forum is just next door. I do both, and there is a BIG difference.

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#11648364 - 12/10/16 Re: Flintlocks [Re: sharpsguy]
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Originally Posted By sharpsguy
I thought that this was the BPCR forum. The muzzleloading forum is just next door. I do both, and there is a BIG difference.


some folk can't tolerate that inline and smokeless shooters post on the muzzleloading page, figured this forum's more akin to their way of thinking
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#11648516 - 12/10/16 Re: Flintlocks [Re: Sharpsman]
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Ok gunna stir the pot

A true Muzzle loader should always be shot using a rock or a match

A cap gun is only a wanna be.

And a BPCR is a Cartridge rifle not a muzzle loader. A different animal all together.


Edited by funshooter (12/10/16)

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#11650335 - 12/11/16 Re: Flintlocks [Re: Sharpsman]
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I guess you're just gonna have to tolerate me cuz I ain't going over there with the inline AHs!!
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#11650384 - 12/11/16 Re: Flintlocks [Re: Sharpsman]
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Just because you started selling your Sharps doesn't mean I've got to put up with your new toys over here. That's BS and you know it.

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#11651570 - 12/11/16 Re: Flintlocks [Re: Sharpsman]
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Where do I post about my Highwall .38-55 .40 cal muzzleloader?
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#11654744 - 12/13/16 Re: Flintlocks [Re: Sharpsman]
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I enjoyed reading that article, and have NO problem seeing it here in this forum.
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#11655112 - 12/13/16 Re: Flintlocks [Re: Sharpsman]
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If you know where the bathroom is and still $hit in your pants, I don't want to hang out with you. If it has a ramrod, it belongs in the muzzleloading forum unless it is a Ballard Pacific. You boys have fun--I'm out of here.

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#11655751 - 12/13/16 Re: Flintlocks [Re: Sharpsman]
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Say it ain't so.
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#11656284 - 12/13/16 Re: Flintlocks [Re: Sharpsman]
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Must be having his menses, or some such.

Sheesh !
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#11659991 - 12/15/16 Re: Flintlocks [Re: sharpsguy]
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Originally Posted By sharpsguy
If you know where the bathroom is and still $hit in your pants, I don't want to hang out with you. If it has a ramrod, it belongs in the muzzleloading forum unless it is a Ballard Pacific. You boys have fun--I'm out of here.


In the interest of continued dialog and a question unanswered.

A Winchester Highwall assembled by Barry Darr. It is a .40 caliber rifle which chambers a .38-55 Win. case and sports a false muzzle. A fella cannot load a .40 in a .38 case, simple as that, yet is has conventional ignition, card wad, and loads from both ends...with a ram rod....but it uses a cartridge.

It also sports a big ol' Unertl scope built many years ago.



So, where do I post about this Son of Pope?
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#11660128 - 12/15/16 Re: Flintlocks [Re: DigitalDan]
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Originally Posted By DigitalDan
Originally Posted By sharpsguy
If you know where the bathroom is and still $hit in your pants, I don't want to hang out with you. If it has a ramrod, it belongs in the muzzleloading forum unless it is a Ballard Pacific. You boys have fun--I'm out of here.


In the interest of continued dialog and a question unanswered.

A Winchester Highwall assembled by Barry Darr. It is a .40 caliber rifle which chambers a .38-55 Win. case and sports a false muzzle. A fella cannot load a .40 in a .38 case, simple as that, yet is has conventional ignition, card wad, and loads from both ends...with a ram rod....but it uses a cartridge.

It also sports a big ol' Unertl scope built many years ago.



So, where do I post about this Son of Pope?


Try in Elk Hunting, or Big Bore rifles, there are a ton of really nice and knowledgeable folks there...
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#11660281 - 12/15/16 Re: Flintlocks [Re: DigitalDan]
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Originally Posted By DigitalDan


So, where do I post about this Son of Pope?





right here is okay with me. smile
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#11660903 - 12/15/16 Re: Flintlocks [Re: Sharpsman]
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Ranch, now I'm close to askeerd. I don't think .40 cal qualifies as big bore. Also think it's kind of queer to use a 1.5" Unertl for elk hunting. Maybe, tryin' hard to visualize that I am.

You'll notice in the pic there is a breech seater on the upper tang? Hammerhead I bought it from used that but said he never could get it to work well. Duhhhhhh........

Mebbe I'll ask Rick to start a new forum for "Weird Old Guns".

Or just talk to Tex. laugh
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#11660925 - 12/15/16 Re: Flintlocks [Re: Sharpsman]
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Well now 40 certainly quailfies for big bore, and that Unertly would be the bee's knee's for the 48000 yd shooting everybody seems to think they need do nowadays..
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#11661263 - 12/15/16 Re: Flintlocks [Re: Sharpsman]
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I thought .40 was a medium bore. See, I learnt something. Thanks.

48000 yards....I can't see that far anymore. Mebbe I'll put a Tasco on top? 48,000 mm I can handle.

Hmmmm....48,000 mm = 52.49328 yards. Yeah, I'm good with that. If it's not windy. Florida winds I mean. 75-185 mph, late summer to early fall.
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#11661610 - 12/15/16 Re: Flintlocks [Re: Sharpsman]
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Those are good conditions to test bullet stability.
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#11662108 - 12/15/16 Re: Flintlocks [Re: Ranch13]
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Originally Posted By Ranch13
Those are good conditions to test bullet stability.


Sounds like good conditions to test your shooting bench's stability! eek

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#11662135 - 12/15/16 Re: Flintlocks [Re: Sharpsman]
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Every man should have a supply of anchors handy. Danforth or CQR plows with a lot of chain. I prefer the plows for soft substrate.
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#11708962 - 01/04/17 Re: Flintlocks [Re: funshooter]
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Originally Posted By funshooter
And a BPCR is a Cartridge rifle not a muzzle loader. A different animal all together.

Not quite true, as Harry Pope and Dr. Franklin Mann and many other fine Schuetzen shooters of the late 1800s loaded their breech-loading rifles with a plugged case in the chamber and then used a false muzzle to push the bullet down the bore to be just above the case.

Some records at 200-yards, set over 100-years ago, remain unbeaten. The purpose was to pre-engrave the slug into the rifling, but eliminate any fins or flash (from the bullet base) that could occur as a bullet is pushed into the bore.

I do agree in principle that they are not true muzzleloaders.

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#11716077 - 01/06/17 Re: Flintlocks [Re: htredneck]
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Originally Posted By htredneck
Real muzzleloaders!



sweet looks like a Kentucky long rifle copied from the French in 1750
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