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  • Posted in thread: Help IDing French Percussion Lock on 01-13-2011 at 02:55 AM
    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.
    :rolleyes: I ...

  • Posted in thread: Help IDing French Percussion Lock on 01-13-2011 at 12:28 AM
    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 have...

  • Posted in thread: Accuracy of Land Pattern/Brown Bess musket on 06-27-2009 at 10:16 PM
    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 persona...

  • Posted in thread: What makes a firearm a "Musket"? on 06-27-2009 at 10:03 PM
    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 were...

  • Posted in thread: Need help to ID these dueling pistols on 06-27-2009 at 09:56 PM
    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, Unfortunately, the auction
    site didn't have...