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Marvin S
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Keeping busy

#1 Post by Marvin S » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:51 pm

I started a LH late Lancaster rifle las fall and finished it about the first of the year and started a LH Tennessee in February and am glad I have it to work on especially since my county just started a stay at home order.

I have posted several pictures on traditional muzzle loading forums under gun building. I go by Kansas Kid on that forum.
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Re: Keeping busy

#2 Post by gamekeeper » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:02 pm

Wow, that's what I call a project :mrgreen: all I have done is give my $32.50 Cooey 12 gauge a make over. Please tell us more about your Lancaster rifle.
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#3 Post by Marvin S » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:01 pm

It is a percussion rifle with 13/16 .40 cal green mountain barrel. I installed a globe front sight and peep rear. The fixed open sights also fit the dovetails. The new GM barrels are real shooters and load easy since they went to narrow lands and deep grooves.
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#4 Post by gamekeeper » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:04 am

There's something about a muzzle loader that modern guns never have, what ever it is yours has it in bucket loads. Beautiful and capable rifle very nicely built . . . . :mrgreen:
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#5 Post by Marvin S » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:42 am

I call it my club match cheater rifle because of the peep sights. Can’t wait to try it in our yearly table match. Closest overall distance to the X placed under your bullet hole wins.

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#6 Post by gamekeeper » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:56 am

Marvin S wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:42 am
I call it my club match cheater rifle because of the peep sights. Can’t wait to try it in our yearly table match. Closest overall distance to the X placed under your bullet hole wins.
Isn't that similar to what Davy Crockett did in the 1950s Disney movie ? :D
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#7 Post by marlinman93 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:05 am

That's a great way to keep busy, and especially since you already had everything to complete it!
I've been working on numerous projects around home, but occasionally have to wait when I need parts. If I can order the parts I simply switch to something else. If I can't order parts I set the project aside and switch to something else.
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#8 Post by Marvin S » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:46 pm

Gamekeeper I think it is . That’s just one thing I like about muzzleloading matches is the variety of matches.
Marlinman I had a small parts order from TOTW come in last week mainly needed one underlug a 1/4-32 tap and a couple 1/4-32 white lightning touch hole liners.

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#9 Post by piller » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:31 pm

One occasionally sees a muzzleloader at the range. Around here, they are just not real popular. As far as that goes, I have one that uses percussion caps, but it is a modern design. It can also be set up to use shotgun primers. No, it is not allowed in some State Muzzleloader Seasons because it is inline. It is fun to use from time to time, but I am toying with the idea of getting a flintlock kit and learning how to put it together. I understand that making it work right can be a lot more work than it appears. The timing of the pan opening, the spark, and the pan closing to direct the flash into the touch hole to set off the main charge is important. It is understandable why good gunmakers were held in high regard 200 years ago. Still, learning how to use a flintlock would probably be fun.
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Re: Keeping busy

#10 Post by Marvin S » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:02 pm

If you want to build a high end flintlock and are right handed look at Jim Kibler’s kits. CNC machined and supposed to be very easy to assemble almost cheating.

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