lost my hunting rifle need a new one

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by performer21, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. performer21

    performer21 New Member

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    HELP! i just lost my hunting rifle. A couple of weeks ago someone broke into my house and stole all my guns. including my very rare jim bean rifle i use to hunt with. and unfortunatley they found the gun in the bottom of the river. that broke my heart when they brought that to me. that gun was a one of a kind. hand forged and hand made. Im a gun historian and after 45 years that is the only over under hand made flintlock rifle I have ever seen. well know i need a knew one and I was thinking of going a little more modern. what i mean by that is a replica that uses caps not flints. im in the pacific northwest and i was thinking somthing short can any one help.
     
  2. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    is there no chance of restoring your old rifle?
     

  3. performer21

    performer21 New Member

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    god do i wish. i took to my good freind who restores old guns. his exact words were " I can do it if I replace 98 percent of the rifle you can keep the patch box though" so in other words not rely. the problem was it had sat in the river for long enogh all the wood swelled and cracked, and all the iron which is pretty much all the metal components had rusted.
     
  4. kycol

    kycol New Member

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    CVA hawking kit.................been shooting mine for more that 30 years
     
  5. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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  6. gvw3

    gvw3 New Member

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    Sorry to hear this. My guns were stolen years ago also. It took me years to rebuild my collection
     
  7. performer21

    performer21 New Member

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    the lucky thing was that they found the rest at a pawn shop. i have some very rare guns. just to name afew, french apache pistol, certerfied hatfeild mcoy rifle, and a duck gun. but thanks guys. Ill let you know what I find. i was hoping maybe some one out there made over under muzzleloaders but im not finding anything.
     
  8. performer21

    performer21 New Member

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    Thanks fro all your help I just purchased a 12 gauge muzzleloader smooth bore. hand made in kentucky. thanks for all the help guys.
     
  9. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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  10. performer21

    performer21 New Member

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    sorry i have no way to post pictures to my computer.
     
  11. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Your not using the cellphone app?
     
  12. performer21

    performer21 New Member

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    my cell phone doesnt do apps I dont own a digital camera.
     
  13. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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  14. xcoreyyyx

    xcoreyyyx New Member

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    They found it at the bottom of a river how exactly?
     
  15. Colby

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  16. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I don't have a 'smart phone' and I post pictures I take with my cell phone all the time.

    Take the picture. Send it to your email address. Open the email, save the picture to your desktop. Then start a new post, click on the "paperclip icon" above the text area on your post. You can 'browse' from there. It will upload from your desktop to your post.

    We'd sure like to see some of these very rare and awesome guns you have.
     
  17. performer21

    performer21 New Member

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    my phone doesn't do pictures it doesnt even text I never had the need for that stuff. maybe I should get a phone that does that.
     
  18. St8LineGunsmith

    St8LineGunsmith New Member

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    not everyone has cellphoes that take pictures I have a trac fone and I don't use the text feature.
    I have better things to do than piddle around with a phone in my hand all day long... I have a lap top for that:D