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Old 25th April 2019, 07:54 PM   #1
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Cool How to..........

....convert a flintlock to a matchlock
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Old 25th April 2019, 08:28 PM   #2
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You made me look. Thanks for enlightenment
Hope you like my pun!
Nice musket all the same, a Brown Bess I am guessing from the sling position and overall furniture
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I LOVE THIS!

I’ll make the same modifications on mine as well. 😃
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Old 26th April 2019, 01:56 AM   #4
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Nice musket all the same, a Brown Bess I am guessing from the sling position and overall furniture
Ken

Yep. Can't be too serious all the time! Unfortunately not my musket.........
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Full automatic or semi???? : )
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Obviously a five round magazine!!!
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Volley gun......
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Old 27th April 2019, 04:02 AM   #8
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Kinda like those five barrel flintlocks. I remember some study on those pepperbox revolvers, and didn't realize they sometimes accidentally discharged all or most of the barrels at once...……..BOOM! Not good for the shooter.
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Kinda like those five barrel flintlocks. I remember some study on those pepperbox revolvers, and didn't realize they sometimes accidentally discharged all or most of the barrels at once...……..BOOM! Not good for the shooter.

Yes sort of like that! As a matter of interest I had a percussion revolver do that to me some years ago. Scary at the time but then one has to experience something like that to gain respect for the dangers of older type weapons, and the extra care taken when one wishes to shoot them.(Still got all my fingers by the way)
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Yes sort of like that! As a matter of interest I had a percussion revolver do that to me some years ago. Scary at the time but then one has to experience something like that to gain respect for the dangers of older type weapons, and the extra care taken when one wishes to shoot them.(Still got all my fingers by the way)
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Good notes Stu, few really realize how dangerous guns were back 'in the old days' often more so to the guy using it. Naturally flintlocks could easily blow up if too excessive charge of powder. We never hear about those cases in accounts of battles.
I once visited a museum in Wyoming that featured lots of guns dug up in old battle sites etc. There were some revolvers of the Colt navy type (hard to tell as they were in bad shape) but had exploded when firing literally in the face of the guy shooting, it was noted he did not survive.

Fun thread!!! Good to have some humor here and not always so serious !
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Good notes Stu, few really realize how dangerous guns were back 'in the old days' often more so to the guy using it. Naturally flintlocks could easily blow up if too excessive charge of powder. We never hear about those cases in accounts of battles.
I once visited a museum in Wyoming that featured lots of guns dug up in old battle sites etc. There were some revolvers of the Colt navy type (hard to tell as they were in bad shape) but had exploded when firing literally in the face of the guy shooting, it was noted he did not survive.

Fun thread!!! Good to have some humor here and not always so serious !

Maybe I should also have said that quite some years ago I was shooting with a friends Snieder rifle and the barrel burst. Not my fault luckily as it was his reloads which were responsible. However, one needs to be really careful with old weapons, and although I have ALWAYS been (perhaps) overcautious, accidents can still happen!
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