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Old 03-25-2011, 09:59 PM
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As promised, here are some shots of the finished flintlock.




This is a link to the photo album showing the process from beginning to end.
http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...fnles1/Fowler/

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A while back, in another thread, I posted a picture of a rifle I built. I'm in the process of building another one (this will be number 18 for me) and I've decided to document each step along the way. I've never done that before.

Below is a link to the photo album of the progress so far if any of you guys are interested.

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http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...fnles1/Fowler/

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Old 03-25-2011, 10:13 PM
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What exactly is picture 11 and where do I get one?
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:15 PM
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What exactly is picture 11 and where do I get one?
Ah, yes, my favorite coffee cup. My wife got that for me at some craft show. She loves pottery and thought the cup kind of looked like me (or at least that's the story she told me). Love the cup and haven't seen another one like it but it really drinks well and it is kind of like looking into the mirror...

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Could you post a link to the finished one from earlier too? Great job!

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Old 03-25-2011, 10:37 PM
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Could you post a link to the finished one from earlier too? Great job!

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Zach,
Here you go.
http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...les1/Marshall/

The one in this link is a .58 calibre transitional Kentucky rifle. It's patterned off one from the late 1760's or early 1770's.

The one that I'm working on is a smooth bore 20 gauge (.62 cal) patterned off of a very common style gun used on the American Frontier from the early 1700's up through the early 1800's. This particular gun, when I'm finished, will hopefully look like one from about the 1750 period but there's still a lot of work to do on it to get it there.

It will not have the fancy carving and engraving as the rifle above as the fowlers / smoothbores were more "working man's" guns and the one in this link would have been owned by a man of some means.

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Great workmanship ! You are another Jacob Deckard ! Where would we be without those historic firearms?
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:43 AM
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Great workmanship ! You are another Jacob Deckard ! Where would we be without those historic firearms?
Rivergal, thanks.
I have had the privilidge of handling a few original Deckard rifles (sometimes also spelled Dickerd even by Jacob himself, he spelled his last name differently through his life).

While my goal is to be able to achieve his level of craftsmanship, I can say that I'm not there yet.

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Very Cool!
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Really nice work. I remember when I was little, looking through the Cabelas catalog seeing those kits, wanting to build one. Maybe one day.

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Where do you get your components for such a build?
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