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  National Cannon Championships 2017 confirmed results
Posted by: PUBLICITY - 27-09-2017, 05:57 AM - Forum: Cannon & Mortar - No Replies

The confirmed results of the 2017 National Cannon Championships are now on the website. There were a record 31 entries spread over the 5 competitions. Medals will be presented at the OTF competition on 8th October at Wedgnock. The results are here: http://www.mlagb.com/wp-content/uploads/...esults.pdf

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  Waadtländer rifles
Posted by: ebhvet - 18-09-2017, 12:50 AM - Forum: Musket & Rifle - No Replies

I'm currently having happy times with a newly acquired Pedersoli Waadtländer – I'm not rich, it was very very cheap due to being old, battered and abused; but the important bits work fine!.
I'd be glad to hear from anyone else using this rifle, to swap experiences.
I would also love to hear from anyone who can point me to information about the original.  I have various books, but none of them even mention it, and I've found nothing online yet beyond what Pedersoli have to say.

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  Freaky things on youtube
Posted by: Greenswylde - 10-09-2017, 01:12 PM - Forum: Black Powder Chat - No Replies

Came across this while looking for some thing else, as you do !!

Forgotten Weapons with Ian McCullun from Rock Island Auctions in US of A..

British Teasers,
British Breach Loading and Trials Rifles.  (no address given but query The Pattern Room at Leeds??)
The fourth one in is a J.R. Coopers 1861 Patent made by Cooper and Goodman in Birmingham, U.K.
As the proud owner of one I have tried to trace as many as possible and have only found 6 others
over the last 45/50 years. Don't know if the one shewn is one I already know..
     Keep Looking,
             OLD DOG..

Sorry, some bum info.. The fourth one in may be J.R. Cooper's 4th Patent of1864. The one shewn 5th is the 3rd 1861 Patent. Pederson and Luger had to find their ideas fro somewhere.  M.S.

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  Very Rare Capping B/L - M/L for sale.
Posted by: Greenswylde - 06-09-2017, 02:08 PM - Forum: Sales & Wants - No Replies

Cooper & Goodman, J.R.Cooper's 1861 Patent Capping Breach loading Stalking, Long Range match rifle (gained Silver in 1997 Capt.Heaton ). .451" 5 groove ratchet rifling (same as C.Ingram). A bit rare** I have only traced 6(six) others. 2 Military Match 
3 Half stocked Match and 1 .36" Park type Rabbit rifle. The breach action works on a toggle mechanism (Pederson - Luger).
As seen on Rock Island Auctions FORGOTTEN WEAPONS Site shown by Ian Macullan as Breach Loading Teasers, British B/L & Trials Rifles about 5 years ago.
This rifle was used Jean Etheridge in several World & international Matches as a Muzzle loader,as qualified in the Patent,in the 70's & 80's normally putting in high 90 scores.
Covered Windage fore sight with post and bead, Ladder mid-sight to 1000yds and single post Vernier rear sight made to folds backwards to allow for Paper case cartridge to be loaded with the short breach plug which can easily be changed for a longer one when used as a M/L.. 
Sensible Mid-Four figures considered. OLD DOG.  Dodgy  Angel  Sleepy ..

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  smooth bore or not?
Posted by: 97nick - 05-09-2017, 08:53 AM - Forum: Pistol - Replies (10)

Hi Folks excuse the new guy question:
I have just got my FAC through with a slot for a .45 muzzle loading pistol. I want to do competition with it, and I fancy a flint lock. If I do get a flint lock, should it be smooth bore for competition?  
If competition shooting, is it better to get a rifled percussion cap pistol, IE are there more competitions for this type of gun?
Finally, I am looking at an Ardesa William Parker percussion, is this a good gun, or should I go for the Pedersoli Continental percussion? Cheers

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  National Cannon Championships interim results
Posted by: PUBLICITY - 05-09-2017, 07:05 AM - Forum: Cannon & Mortar - No Replies

The latest interim results for the National Miniature Cannon Championships have now been uploaded to the results page of the website. The final competition day is on Sunday 17th September at Wedgnock. The interim results can be viewed at this link:http://www.mlagb.com/wp-content/uploads/...esults.pdf

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  Legality of 'inert' reproduction flintlock pistol
Posted by: RickDastardly - 02-09-2017, 11:59 AM - Forum: Black Powder Chat - Replies (7)

Hi all!

I'm interested in flintlock weapons, an offshoot from maritime and pirate history. I have a small and growing collection of related items (cutlasses and the like), but am missing a flintlock pistol or two. I can't afford genuine antiques in display-worthy condition, and I'm not so bothered about it being a genuine one anyway. I just want a nice display item. To cut a long story short...

There are sellers in Canada and the USA advertising Indian-made flintlock reproductions. These are supplied with the touch hole not drilled, so as such are incapable of firing despite being otherwise functional. One website claims that there are no problems importing these into the UK as inert reproductions. I take that to mean not a firearm, nor even an imitation or realistic imitation due to it being a reproduction of an antique, thus not falling foul of the laws.

It makes me a bit nervous though. While I'm fairly familiar overall with the firearms regulations, this particular case seems unclear.

Has anyone here actually imported one of these inert reproductions, or can shed more light on the legality of them in the UK?


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  Keeping The Flag Flying.
Posted by: Feltwad - 27-08-2017, 04:18 PM - Forum: Black Powder Chat - No Replies

Enclosed are a couple of images of a stand on behalf of the MLAGB at the local Agricultral show.

[Image: 100_1816.jpg]

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  Misfires when using patched ball.
Posted by: Diz9000 - 24-08-2017, 05:12 PM - Forum: Musket & Rifle - Replies (3)

Hi all,

After a few weeks of shooting Maxi-ball and REAL's, I decided to try shooting the patch and ball that came with the rifle when I bought it.
I have .530 Hornady ball and .010 pre lubed pillow tacking patch. I loaded the powder 35gns of triple 7 FFG powder the loaded the patch and ball. Couple of shots and I'd zeroed in the rifle so I'm hitting within a few inches of the centre at 25yds. ( pretty good for me lol ).
Anyway after the 5th shot , I had a misfire, cap went off but no boom from the gun ?. Had a problem removing the ball with the ball puller on the ramrod , the rod not being long enough to get a hold of to pull the ball out. Removed the nipple and cleaned out the hole and ( on recommendation from fellow shooter ) dribbled in a small amount of powder into the nipple hole , replaced the nipple, checked that the ball was down on the powder, fitted the cap and boom , cleared the ball ?.
Next week , same thing happened after the fourth shot , again misfire .

My question is ,  what am I doing wrong ?, 
It's been suggested that I use felt pads between powder and patch, ( as many disagreed as agreed )

Any hints suggestion ??? ?

Cheers Diz


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  Rifle lubes ......
Posted by: Diz9000 - 11-08-2017, 12:36 PM - Forum: Black Powder Chat - Replies (6)

Hey all.

Now that I have managed to get some decent .54cal REALs moulded. I'm looking at making my own lube, ( for pan lubing ? ).  I have come into possession of some beeswax and some paraffin wax. ( from an ex candle maker ).

So I have googled lubes , and ignoring the non muzzel loading ones , lol. There are a heap of recipes out there , but mostly from our American cousins and their recipes call for such things as mink oil, bear grease etc.. I assuming that these ingredients are 'what they say on the tin' and not trade names for commercial ingredients.

Anyway , considering my starting ingredients, ( beeswax and paraffin wax ), any suggestions for lube recipes ??



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