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Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 01-13-2011, 02:55 AM
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Posted By historybug
Thanks for the feedback. I bow to your superior...

Thanks for the feedback. I bow to your superior expertise. Since I deal only in replica guns, unless it is one of the guns we have a replica of, I am usually not that familiar with them. ...
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 01-13-2011, 12:28 AM
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Posted By historybug
ID old French rifle

I agree. When I saw the pictures, I immediately thought of the Napoleonic War-era flintlock rifle replicas on our site--the shape is very similar. I attached a picture so you can see. The ones we...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 06-27-2009, 10:16 PM
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Posted By historybug
As to the Alamo, don't forget the Kentucky rifle...

As to the Alamo, don't forget the Kentucky rifle was there, too. I found an interesting item about a British officer who became interested in the "American rifle" (the Kentucky rifle) after he...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 06-27-2009, 10:03 PM
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Posted By historybug
What makes a firearm a musket?

What makes a firearm a "musket" is the lack of "rifling" (spiral grooves cut into the inside of the barrel to make the bullet spin on exiting the barrel for greater distance and accuracy.)

Muskets...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 06-27-2009, 09:56 PM
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Posted By historybug
help to ID black powder dueling pistols

These bear a close resemblance to a pair of English percussion pistols I saw on an auction site. Here is a link to those:
Pair of English Percussion Pistols,*...
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