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Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket Yesterday, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By JCKelly
Percussion ignition - which predates the cap - is...

Percussion ignition - which predates the cap - is best covered in
Early Percussion Firearms by Lewis Winant.
It is long out of print but can be found now & again on abebooks.com
I believe he...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 11-23-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 20,666
Posted By JCKelly
Marlin 39A, gift from Dad 1952. Still have &...

Marlin 39A, gift from Dad 1952. Still have & shoot it.

(Smoother and more solid than my new-ish Henry)
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 10-20-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By JCKelly
My best guess is that it is a trade musket, for...

My best guess is that it is a trade musket, for the African trade. I would not know if it was German or Belgian, someone who knows African trade muskets should have an opinion.
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 10-24-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,086
Posted By JCKelly
We have about seven centuries experience with...

We have about seven centuries experience with black gunpowder (about 75% potassium nitrate, balance sulfur and charcoal).

Exactly why would anyone want to use a highly corrosive powder in their...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 04-27-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By JCKelly
If you want a muzzle loading rifle that may stay...

If you want a muzzle loading rifle that may stay in one piece when something goes wrong, get one from Pedersoli. They use much better steel. One may be had from dixiegunworks.com, or from the...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 09-01-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 25,130
Posted By JCKelly
I think it is time to end this thread. Rockets?...

I think it is time to end this thread.
Rockets? Soap? Paranoia?
Great image of responsible gun-carrying citizens.

With respect to alcohol, I normally make it a rule never to touch any gun when...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 06-13-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 25,130
Posted By JCKelly
S&W snubbie stays in Levis loaded, then hang...

S&W snubbie stays in Levis loaded, then hang Levis beside the bed at night. Other than that never leave any loaded gun unattended, period.
Live in a nice peaceful town about 9 miles from Pontiac (=...
Firearms Forum: Michigan Gun Forum 05-18-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 626
Posted By JCKelly
Antique Michigan guns

Another fellow & I published a book on Michigan Gunsmiths, mostly 19th century. We got up to about 900 names of men involved in the firearms trade.

This is an on-going project with me.

What I...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-30-2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 20,666
Posted By JCKelly
About the same as Oneolevet, Daisy Red Ryder age...

About the same as Oneolevet, Daisy Red Ryder age 7 (1947), Marlin 39A age 11 or 12. Still have most of the Daisy, less buttstock, shoot the Marlin 39A now & again.
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 03-21-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By JCKelly
He will lose an eye if one of those cap fragments...

He will lose an eye if one of those cap fragments hits him right.

Caps do fragment.

The pieces fly.

Not only do they slice the eyeball

Coppermetal is poisonous
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 03-21-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By JCKelly
Caps

Copper cap fragments really dim the eyesight
Firearms Forum: Legal and Activism 11-29-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,227
Posted By JCKelly
Currently Federal law says you can transport a...

Currently Federal law says you can transport a pistol in the trunk of your car while passing through states which prohibit such locally. Now if you are traveling from Michigan to New Hampshire & are...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 10-03-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,902
Posted By JCKelly
Thanks for the advice. First, I see no crud...

Thanks for the advice.

First, I see no crud under the extractor, either Marlin. I have picked & cleaned out what I found (such as aluminum rr shavings) The extractor seems to push down pretty far,...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 10-01-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,902
Posted By JCKelly
Cleaning Marlin 39A

Before pushing the cleaning rod through, has anyone actually been able to press down the extractor and turn the slot on that little rivet to keep the extractor down?

Yeah, I am getting dumber...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 02-18-2011, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By JCKelly
Looks familiar. This time I'll try to engage...

Looks familiar. This time I'll try to engage brain before mouth/email.

My Model 1816 Type I has a similar trigger guard. I have yet to measure them to see if the 1816 Type I could be modified to...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 02-14-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,892
Posted By JCKelly
I have a Brown Bess made under some European...

I have a Brown Bess made under some European contract, one of the "Dutch" guns they tended to buy when some war caught them short of arms. Whereas the usual practice was to level the muskets at the...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 10-13-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,892
Posted By JCKelly
Well, CRob I have two sources of information. For...

Well, CRob I have two sources of information. For modern made Brown Bess replicas, look over Davide-Pedersoli.com site for the various M.L.A.I.C. Championships won by their Short Land (a.k.a. 2nd...
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