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Old 04-09-2007, 08:39 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 04-09-2007, 09:04 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 04-09-2007, 09:16 PM   #3
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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.

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

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Old 04-13-2007, 09:25 PM   #5
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Default 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?

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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

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

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I hunt with BP '
Flintlocks mostly

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