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    nice shooting
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    the ball is .395 home cast lee from pure lead. the range was 50yds. the maker of the rifle is Kevin Blevins of NC. it was patterned off an original 1790 Gillespie rifle that belongs to his friend. Kevin is a blacksmith also, he made the sights and the nose cap and the butt plate. he blued all the iron by putting it in charcoal, I am headed to the woods this morning with it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,_MG_5409.JPG
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    I have never harvested an animal but I have KILLED QUITE A FEW !

    I would rather have a gun in my hand than a cop on the phone,,,,,,,,,

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    I may have mentioned those Rice barrels shoot straight! Mr. Blevins did a fine job on that rifle, it's a beauty. Hope you see a good buck this morning!
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    I build those things, I have never seen such a dynamite piece of wood. Anyway, one thing that is addicting you is the process. Center fire ammo you load up and blast away. Black powder is calmer, more of a ritual. I like the process. And after a couple of shots I usually get some guys stopping by to see what is causing the smoke. I let anyone load up and shoot. Once again, that is a hell of a rifle. I would likely be hanging it over the bed just to be close. Check out some of the stuff for sale on Track of the Wolf. I am lucky they are nearby.

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    Gorgeous rifle!!! I've never fired a flintlock. My understanding is that after you pull the trigger you continue to hold it on target until it fires - long ignition time. Is that correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Shooter View Post
    Gorgeous rifle!!! I've never fired a flintlock. My understanding is that after you pull the trigger you continue to hold it on target until it fires - long ignition time. Is that correct?

    T.S.

    It's like a hang fire with sparks, flames and smoke in your face. No flinching allowed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Shooter View Post
    Gorgeous rifle!!! I've never fired a flintlock. My understanding is that after you pull the trigger you continue to hold it on target until it fires - long ignition time. Is that correct?

    T.S.
    well that is kind of a myth, kind of, when you have one working right the ignition is almost instant! you can hardly tell it from any other gun. some have a earth shaking "boom" this rifle has more of a crack like a 30-30 or milder modern rifle. the ball is really zipping along and cracks the air,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    I have never harvested an animal but I have KILLED QUITE A FEW !

    I would rather have a gun in my hand than a cop on the phone,,,,,,,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLSKOOL View Post
    the ball is .395 home cast lee from pure lead. the range was 50yds. the maker of the rifle is Kevin Blevins of NC. it was patterned off an original 1790 Gillespie rifle that belongs to his friend. Kevin is a blacksmith also, he made the sights and the nose cap and the butt plate. he blued all the iron by putting it in charcoal, I am headed to the woods this morning with it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,_MG_5409.JPG
    I think I met Mr Blevins at Dixons muzzleloading fair in Kempton PA once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Shooter View Post
    Gorgeous rifle!!! I've never fired a flintlock. My understanding is that after you pull the trigger you continue to hold it on target until it fires - long ignition time. Is that correct?

    T.S.
    A well tuned lock ignites so fast you wouldn't believe it. The flash and smoke may take a little getting used to but flintlocks overall are addictive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Shooter View Post
    Gorgeous rifle!!! I've never fired a flintlock. My understanding is that after you pull the trigger you continue to hold it on target until it fires - long ignition time. Is that correct?

    T.S.
    I understand what you are saying, just remember you have to do that will any rifle! Even with the latest 6.5mm wonder guns you're gonna miss if you close your eyes. A flintlock just takes a bit more concentration on the shooters part.
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