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  Tayside pistol shootin & ml club contact details
Posted by: bigizzman - 23-02-2018, 03:09 PM - Forum: Black Powder Chat - No Replies

Hi,

Does anyone have the contact details / info for this club please?

I believe they shoot near Bridge of Cally?

Thanks in advance
Izzy

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  The English Snaphance Lock
Posted by: ResearchPress - 17-02-2018, 09:02 AM - Forum: Black Powder Chat - Replies (1)

New free download article via my web site.

The English snaphance is not only one of the most innovative "flint-locks" but is probably one of the rarest gun mechanisms to have survived. Recent research has found that only about 80 English snaphance muskets, pistols and detached locks have survived worldwide, although this does not include excavated, converted or incomplete locks. Modern tests by the author have proved it to be a fast and reliable mechanism and it must have been a serious challenger to the matchlock and wheellock in the 16th century. This article looks at the history of the lock and examines two examples.

See: The English Snaphance Lock and Two In Particular

David

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  Parker Hale 1861 Enfield .58g Shotgun
Posted by: Grey Muzzle - 15-02-2018, 07:27 PM - Forum: Shotgun - Replies (3)

Does anyone have or know where I might get hold of instructions for a Parker Hale 1861 Enfield .58g 2 band Shotgun?

I think I've worked out what loads are suitable but a set of instructions would be handy. I've read through the Managing the Enfield article I've seen mentioned here and I've noted the cleaning and maintenance guidance.

I'm interested in the maximum permissible loads, for shot and round ball, and also what is the recommended size of a round ball that can be shot from the .577 smooth bore?

Any help would be gratefully received.

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  Proof Marks
Posted by: darcytt - 15-02-2018, 10:57 AM - Forum: Black Powder Chat - Replies (2)

I have just purchased a Kentucky style rifle and have found the proof mark(Crown over CP) for London on the barrel but cannot find any info regarding the second mark which is LP over  
04

Anyone have any idea's?

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  2018 MLAGB National Clay Shoots
Posted by: martin_crix - 09-02-2018, 02:23 PM - Forum: Events - No Replies

Ladies & Gents,
The events below are the 2018 MLAGB National Clay Shooting Competitions. Full details in Black Powder magazine.


2018 National Muzzle Loading Clay Shoots

North of England Muzzle Loading Championships, Greystone Wood Shooting Ground, Weston Moor, Otley, Yorkshire.                 -           Saturday 21st April 2018
National Muzzle Loading Clay Pigeon Championships, Yeaveley Shooting School, Yeaveley, Derbyshire.                                      -           Saturday 26th May 2018
Scottish Muzzle Loading Championships, Scottish Clay Shooting Centre, Leuchars, Fife.                                                            -           Saturday 16th June 2018
Hornsey Wood Pigeon Match (Helice), Rugby & District Trap Club, Crick, Warwickshire.                                                            -           Saturday 14th July 2018
DTL National Flintlock Championship, Northampton Shooting Grounds, Sywell. Northants.                                                         -           Saturday 28th July 2018
DTL National Percussion Championship, Northampton Gun Club, Sywell. Northants.                                                                 -           Saturday 4th August 2018
Autumn National Sporting Championships, Cheltenham and District Gun Club, Stoke Orchard, Gloucestershire.                 -    Saturday 15th September 2018          
National Muzzle Loading Skeet Shoot, Eriswell Lodge Shooting Ground, Lakenheath, Suffolk.                                                     -     Sunday 30th September 2018

Look forward to meeting up with you during the year.
Martin Crix - MLAGB Shotgun Secretary

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  2018 MLAGB National Clay Shoots
Posted by: martin_crix - 09-02-2018, 02:21 PM - Forum: Shotgun - Replies (4)

Ladies & Gents,
The events below are the 2018 MLAGB National Clay Shooting Competitions. Full details in Black Powder magazine.


2018 National Muzzle Loading Clay Shoots

North of England Muzzle Loading Championships, Greystone Wood Shooting Ground, Weston Moor, Otley, Yorkshire.                 -           Saturday 21st April 2018
National Muzzle Loading Clay Pigeon Championships, Yeaveley Shooting School, Yeaveley, Derbyshire.                                      -           Saturday 26th May 2018
Scottish Muzzle Loading Championships, Scottish Clay Shooting Centre, Leuchars, Fife.                                                            -           Saturday 16th June 2018
Hornsey Wood Pigeon Match (Helice), Rugby & District Trap Club, Crick, Warwickshire.                                                            -           Saturday 14th July 2018
DTL National Flintlock Championship, Northampton Shooting Grounds, Sywell. Northants.                                                         -           Saturday 28th July 2018
DTL National Percussion Championship, Northampton Gun Club, Sywell. Northants.                                                                 -           Saturday 4th August 2018
Autumn National Sporting Championships, Cheltenham and District Gun Club, Stoke Orchard, Gloucestershire.                 -    Saturday 15th September 2018          
National Muzzle Loading Skeet Shoot, Eriswell Lodge Shooting Ground, Lakenheath, Suffolk.                                                     -     Sunday 30th September 2018

Look forward to meeting up with you during the year.
Martin Crix - MLAGB Shotgun Secretary

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  Chronographing ML long guns
Posted by: Jeff R - 07-02-2018, 06:25 PM - Forum: Black Powder Chat - Replies (5)

Hello everyone. There's a strong following for the black arts  of ML at the Derby shooting club (DRPC1999 - MLA affiliated Of Course!) and we need some recommendation on a decent quality Chronograph to measure projectile speed from ML long guns.  Give us some advice too on how far in front of the muzzle the Chrono can be safely placed without getting wrecked. We have heard that 7 feet is an OK clearance for this?  Can we get closer or is this too close already - give us your minimum distance plse. The actual  make of the best Chronos would be very useful. Thanks Jeff R

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  Manton Breech Loader proof mark question
Posted by: mmcalc - 31-01-2018, 06:00 AM - Forum: Shotgun - No Replies

I have just received this nice 16 gauge. It has a very interesting history. I would like to ask if anyone can help me interpret the proofs. I am not sure, but I think it has been proofed at least 4 times, that latest being after 1954.

Thanks,

Mike



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  Alexander Henry Inventory
Posted by: ResearchPress - 20-01-2018, 08:58 PM - Forum: Black Powder Chat - No Replies

As we approach the 200th anniversary of the birth of Scottish gunmaker Alexander Henry (4th June 2018), his great great grandson Richard Brown, would like to create an “inventory” of his rifles and shotguns, to gain some idea of how many are still in existence. Richard does realise this can never be “complete”, and will be “out of date” as soon as it is created!

Donald Dallas’ recent book “Alexander Henry Rifle Maker” lists all serial numbers from no. 120 (starting when he took over Samuel Gourlay’s business in 1852) to no. 8545.

Richard is seeking serial numbers of firearms and a geographic location from those who may be able to assist.

Further information here:  Alexander Henry Inventory



David

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  Wanted Martini Henry/Breechloader
Posted by: Gus - 20-01-2018, 06:28 PM - Forum: Sales & Wants - Replies (15)

Does anyone have a .577-450 Martini Henry rifle collecting dust in the gun safe looking for a new home ?
Condition is more important as I will eventually putting this on my FAC so a good bore is essential.
I could be persuaded into a different Breech loader but not a Snider or Springfield Trapdoor (Lovely rifles just not for me)

If you do having something of interest please call me (Ian) on 01375 400567 or 07487 822388
or email guswalker@blueyonder.co.uk
Many thanks

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