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What a cool tool. HexFlex Snowflake Multitool -- Pin Shared By Automotive Service Garage - Sarasota, FL - Best in Auto Repair

Virginia Longrifle, .50 caliber 44" swamped octagon barrel, Chambers' flint lock, curly maple, wire inlay, by Allan Sandy

Virginia Longrifle, .50 caliber 44" swamped octagon barrel, Chambers' flint lock, curly maple, wire inlay, by Allan Sandy

German Jaeger Flintlock Hunting Rifle custom made by D.K. Lisle.  Beautiful black walnut burl stock!  31" Getz Swamped .54 cal. Octagon (Round Bottom Rifled).  Davis Double Set Jaeger Triggers and Davis Lock. http://riflescopescenter.com/category/leupold-riflescope-reviews/

German Jaeger Flintlock Hunting Rifle custom made by D. Davis Double Set Jaeger Triggers and Davis Lock.

Contemporary Makers: Powder Horns by Rick Froehlich

Contemporary Makers: Powder Horns by Rick Froehlich

Upper East Tennessee Flintlock in curly Cherry custom made by D.K. Lisle. .40 Caliber with a curly Black Cherry Stock.

Upper East Tennessee Flintlock in curly Cherry custom made by D. Caliber with a curly Black Cherry Stock.

French Charleville Musket – The French Charleville musket and the British Brown Bess musket faced off against each other during our Revolutionary War, but future US flintlock muskets were to be based on the Charleville design.  Some reasons include that the Charleville was lighter and better balanced (near eight pounds vs. 11 lbs. for the Brown Bess), was chambered to fire .69-71 caliber round balls, and was fitted with three barrel bands instead of pins – allowing easier takedown for…

French Charleville Musket – The French Charleville musket and the British Brown Bess musket faced off against each other during our Revolutionary War, but future US flintlock muskets were to be based on the Charleville design. Some reasons include that the Charleville was lighter and better balanced (near eight pounds vs. 11 lbs. for the Brown Bess), was chambered to fire .69-71 caliber round balls, and was fitted with three barrel bands instead of pins – allowing easier takedown for…

Variations of the Brown Bess saw use on both sides of the American Revolution. (Illustration by Gregory Proch)

Variations of the Brown Bess saw use on both sides of the American Revolution. (Illustration by Gregory Proch)

A German silver mounted percussion rifle marked “WALTER OGDEN/OSWEGO,NY. Mid 19th century.

A German silver mounted percussion rifle marked “WALTER OGDEN/OSWEGO,NY. Mid 19th century.

1803 Pattern Baker Carbine for the 10th Prince of Wales Light Dragoons. XII.1968 © Royal Armouries. The carbine was essentially a cut-down version of the Baker rifle then in service, but without the bayonet (not required by the cavalry) and with the addition of a captive ramrod (to prevent it from being dropped and lost in the heat of battle) and a safety catch at the rear of the lock plate (for preventing the carbine from going off ‘half cocked’).

1803 Pattern Baker Carbine for the Prince of Wales Light Dragoons. The carbine was essentially a cut-down version of the Baker rifle then in service, but without the bayonet (not required by the cavalry) and with the addit

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