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Not a cartridge gun! But a flintlock
Feb 9th, 2021 at 11:51am
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Found these pictures a few days ago so thought I'd show them here.  They were taken by a friend so I never had digital copies of it but now I do.
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Reply #2 - Feb 9th, 2021 at 12:01pm
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A rifle as good as it gets and with all of the charm seldom found. 
Thanks for sharing it!
  

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Reply #3 - Feb 9th, 2021 at 12:11pm
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Rumor has it, there's a flint shortage. Is that possible? No.  Grin

Nice rifle!
  

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Reply #4 - Feb 9th, 2021 at 12:24pm
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Flintlock long rifles were the first firearms I loved.  So I take my hat off to the maker of that fine rifle, bobw, and I hope it was you.

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Reply #5 - Feb 9th, 2021 at 12:37pm
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Beautiful workmanship and well executed.Hardley ever see the flintlocks anymore.I still look at my Kindig and Hutsler books occasionally.
  
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Reply #7 - Feb 9th, 2021 at 1:14pm
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Bill, yes this is my build.  The barrel, lock, butt plate and trigger guard are not mine (I have no casting equipment) but everything else is made by me.  Stocked from a blank of curly maple.  Getz barrel in 45.

Westerner, no shortage of flints here!  If there were I have a friend that can chip them out.

Thanks everyone.  I do appreciate the comments.
  
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Reply #8 - Feb 9th, 2021 at 3:15pm
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Bobw have you taken any game with the rifle or won any matches with it. And you do beautiful work!
  

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Reply #9 - Feb 9th, 2021 at 4:11pm
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I'm not very knowledgeable on ML rifles, but that's absolutely stunning! It has so much character, and warmth to the look!

I've got a .40 caliber Vincent with a Bill Large 4 J's barrel, and that's the only ML rifle I have.
  

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Reply #10 - Feb 9th, 2021 at 5:06pm
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WOW!! Nice job on that build, came out beautiful. Congratulations on some fine craftsmanship.
  
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Reply #11 - Feb 9th, 2021 at 6:27pm
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Thanks again everyone for the kind words!

Marlinguy, I always said I would not make anymore than one of a gun style.  But, I have built 3 vincents, one for myself, another for a family member and the last for very good friend but only because he just about begged me to do it.  They are all based off the measurement from an original.

John, no, this gun has not been shot.  It was built for my grandkids and one of them will be the first to shoot it if they choose to.  I have a 32 and a 50 that I shoot.
  
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Reply #12 - Feb 10th, 2021 at 9:43am
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Nice to hear its for the grandkids! I have handed down firearms to my son and one each to my grandsons. One of the great grandsons got a Red Ryder BB Gun and the youngest two are just starting to walk.
  

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Reply #13 - Feb 12th, 2021 at 6:23pm
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whooo purdy!
  
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Reply #14 - Feb 12th, 2021 at 11:50pm
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bobw wrote on Feb 9th, 2021 at 6:27pm:
Thanks again everyone for the kind words!

Marlinguy, I always said I would not make anymore than one of a gun style.  But, I have built 3 vincents, one for myself, another for a family member and the last for very good friend but only because he just about begged me to do it.  They are all based off the measurement from an original.


I believe the one I have is also based on an original? It was built by Ron Scott here in Oregon for a friend of mine.
  

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