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dhelix 04-09-2007 08:39 PM

Musket?
 
What kind of discussion are you going to have about muskets? I mean, seriously, muskets are what my great-grandfather used to kill the indians!

Does anyone still own a musket?

as_eye 04-09-2007 09:04 PM

It's not as much that people have muskets, but it's more a collectors/antique item. I hear that some are WORTH A LOT of money.

I wish I had your great-grandfathers musket, worth a ton.

illusion11 04-09-2007 09:16 PM

My husband actually owns a musket. It's above our fireplace. We don't use it, but I bet it is worth a lot. However, it's heirloom for the family now.

redrider 04-12-2007 05:08 PM

My Uncle uses them during his Civil War reinactment. Those people really get into it.

williamabennett 04-13-2007 09:25 PM

let's kick it off!! what do you want to know?
 
what about muskets do you want to know about?
what time period?
smooth bore or rifled?
what kind of lock? match,wheel,dog,snap,flint,or percussion?
military or hunting?

jpattersonnh 04-15-2007 09:01 PM

I guess Back powder or Muzzle loader would have been better. I can say I have a plain Jane, Hawkins .50 caliber, 1 in 48 twist that I shoot patched round-ball out of. It has Primitive buckhorn rear and front blade sights. It is deadly at 150 yards. That is the furthest I have shot it. 90 grains of Pyrodex and it is good to go. I get about 35 fps more using 110 grains, so 90 it is.
Great rifles and lots of fun. I also shoot a 1858 Colt new Army cap and ball revolver. Very accurate also. Jim

Omnivore 05-03-2007 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by dhelix (Post 42)
What kind of discussion are you going to have about muskets? I mean, seriously, muskets are what my great-grandfather used to kill the indians!

Does anyone still own a musket?

A lot of people own and shoot various old-fashioned weapons, and it is quite an art to get the best reliability and performance out of them. Aside from reenactors, and other people who happen to think they're cool (which they are) most if not all states have hunting seasons set aside for such weapons, including special "primative" seasons. Here in Idaho the hunting regs. are turning to primative only, i.e. no in-line actions or sabot projectiles. Hence, more people are getting traditional design side-locks (caplock or flintlock).

TnRebel 05-07-2007 03:04 PM

Like Bow , Black powder gets you a few extra days deer season :) :p

gopher 05-28-2007 10:44 AM

I hunt with BP '
Flintlocks mostly

gopher 06-06-2010 07:47 AM

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Originally Posted by gopher (Post 2193)
I hunt with BP '
Flintlocks mostly


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