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  Return of An Old Friend
Posted by: Southron - 16-10-2004, 08:20 AM - Forum: Musket & Rifle - Replies (1)

Back in 1988 I had a Parker-Hale 1858 Naval Rifle that was literally stolen from me by my then, soon to be, ex-wife. The rifle was a sort of P-H "Hybrid" as I had replaced the P-H lock with an Euroarms L.A. Co lock after the P-H lockplate craked in 1978.<br><br>Anyway, by last year, the ex had  had "mellowed" somewhat and to clear her conscience, she returned the Naval Rifle to me. <br><br>When I examined the returned rifle, it was in sad shape. the barrel and lock were covered with a coat of rust, the stock was covered with dust, dirt and grime. Worst of all-the barrel had rusted and developed some light pitting.<br><br>Apparantly, the rifle had spent a decade and a half sitting in the corner of a garage somewhere. So I cleaned the rifle up, but because of the pitting decided that I would not use it in N-SSA competition. Matter of fact, I didn't even bother to shoot it-just put it up in "retirement."<br><br>Well, last week, I cleaned the rifle again and decided I might as well shoot it. I had some musket ammo (44.3 Grains of Goex FFFg and the Hodgdon Bullet) left over from the Fall Nationals at Fort Shenandoah-so I benched the P-H.<br><br>My first 5 shot group at 50 yards 'Off The Bench' had to be a "FLUKE" (I thought) because the bullets were grouped in one ragged hole in the target!<br><br>A few more 5 shot groups, and the P-H just kept shooting them into "One Hole Groups." BOY! Was I pleased! By then I was really astounded at the grouping ability of the P-H!<br><br>Back at 100 yards, the story is just about the same, although the groups have opened up somewhat. Best of all, the P-H is already "sighted in" perfectly so far as my "Windage" is concerend. <br><br>So I have suddenly retired my Richmond from Skirmishing and re-enlisted my "Old Friend," the P-H Naval Rifle!<br><br>Oh Yes, I am also re-married to a woman that is MUCH younger than the ex, much prettier, and a "Sweetheart" that helps me make ammo for Skrmishing.<br><br>What more could one ask for? Life Is Good!

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  Gosh it\'s back
Posted by: Robin_G_Hewitt - 11-10-2004, 07:15 PM - Forum: Black Powder Chat - No Replies

I thought MLAGB chat had been cancelled, visited the mlagb site to find the H&S fax number for an RCA doc (020 771 76690) and here you all are ;D<br><br>Ever hopeful, what do you make of my yesterday's ebay purchase? Described as 21" barrel weighing over 30kg, imported from Spain about 40 years ago, has been "made safe".<br><br>Did the Spaniards make tourist tat cannon or could it be real? :o<br><br>Robin G Hewitt<br><br>[Image: e-cannon.jpg]

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  Creedmoor and the International Matches
Posted by: ResearchPress - 11-10-2004, 03:02 AM - Forum: Black Powder Chat - No Replies

I have added a new reference section to my web site covering Creedmoor and the International Matches. The origins of the range are discussed, as are the international matches of 1874-1883, together with the marksmen involved being identified. Go to:<br><br>www.researchpress.co.uk/targets/creedmoor/index.htm <br> <br>The intent is to expand the marksmen's details to include biographic sketches of as many as possible. I have a lot of information to add, but am always seeking new data. If anyone can help with information on the riflemen then please get in touch. <br> <br>Thanks, <br> <br>David

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  Target Pistol
Posted by: Franco - 09-10-2004, 03:01 AM - Forum: Pistol - Replies (2)

I have recently acquired a target pistol made by Auguste Francotte of Liege.  It looks to be of good quality.   Undecided<br><br>Can anyone tell me more about the maker?  <br><br>Franco

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  Rogers and Spencer revolver for sale
Posted by: Franco - 09-10-2004, 02:07 AM - Forum: Sales & Wants - No Replies

I have for sale a Euroarms .44 Rogers and Spencer .44 revolver with a Lothar Walther Barrel.  I have won national competitions with this pistol.  Excellent value at £250.  <br><br>Contact hege99uk@yahoo.co.uk<br><br><br>Franco

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  WANTED BY COLLECTOR GUN TOOLS & ACCESSORIES
Posted by: blackpowderman - 06-10-2004, 11:43 PM - Forum: Sales & Wants - No Replies

[glb]WANTED BY COLLECTOR TOP QUALITY GUN TOOLS & ACCESSORIES[/glb]
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WANTED ALL TYPES OF TOP QUALITY  GUN TOOLS & ACCESSORIES POWDER FLASKS, SHOT FLASKS, POWDER & SHOT MESURES, NIPPLE KEYS, TURN SCREWS, GAME COUNTERS, CAP DISPENCERS, NIPPLE PRIMERS, ROLL TURNOVER MACHINES,  RE & DE CAPPERS, GOOD PINFIRE TOOLS, ECT, I WILL PAY TOP PRICES FOR VERY GOOD RIFLE FLASKS & BIG BORE RE LOADING TOOLS.
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  Our Association and the future
Posted by: garethcallan - 06-10-2004, 08:03 AM - Forum: Black Powder Chat - Replies (1)

Hi<br><br>Some of you might remember me from ten years ago, and some of you have met me this year at Bisley and Wedgenock, a little greyer and a little less acruate than I used to be.<br><br>After ten years away, I have had such a wonderful warm welcome back into a thriving shooting comunity - the MLAGB. <br><br>People like Alan W, Dave and Kim, KP Mick Brown, Andy Russel and Paul Roberts (who very kindly shot 1 ten less than me at Wedgnock, deliberatly to welcome me back I am sure Smile thanks Paul!!) proove that our association is as strong as ever, and the shooting standard is strong.<br><br>We have the finest range complex in britain, and one of the best in the world at Wedgenock. We have a great club house at Bisley, and a tradition on Stickledown that stretches back over a hundred years.<br><br>We have people like Gerry Weir and Dave Brigden, not to mention the Tanners who help me out and make me and anyone welcome.<br><br>Lots of other people too, some of whom I had a drink with!<br><br>We have hundreds of great people that make up our association, and it is my pleasure and honour to be among you again.<br><br>The future of the MLAGB is assured, and what we have right now, we can be very proud of indeed.<br><br>See you in May at Bisley.<br><br>Gareth.

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  Bismuth
Posted by: Oyvind - 05-10-2004, 06:41 PM - Forum: Shotgun - Replies (1)

Lead shot is banned starting January 1st 2005 here in Norway. I have made my own lead shot up to this date, and I thought I’d try making some bismuth shot too. I have had much difficulty trying to obtain “raw” bismuth to make shot of. Can anyone tell me where I can find that stuff? Factory made bismuth is incredibly expensive here and steel is out of the question in my old shotguns.  <br> <br>Øyvind

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  Classified Adverts - Rules on Posting
Posted by: admin - 05-10-2004, 02:58 PM - Forum: Sales & Wants - No Replies

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  Wanted.
Posted by: p53enfield - 05-10-2004, 05:34 AM - Forum: Accoutrements & Accessories - No Replies

This topic has been moved to [link=http://www.mlagb.com/cgi/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=sales;action=display;num=1096956003;start=0]Sales & Wants[/link] by Forum Admin.

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