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  Burnett Southampton
Posted by: Feltwad - 16-01-2018, 04:12 PM - Forum: Sales & Wants - No Replies

I am looking for a gun case trade label original of repro of Burnett Gun maker  Southampton . PM me if you have one to sell 
Thanking you   

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Posted by: admin - 15-01-2018, 07:48 PM - Forum: Black Powder Chat - No Replies

The Subs thread has been moved to the MLAGB Members Forum

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  Game shooting the traditional way
Posted by: Mantonman - 13-01-2018, 02:41 PM - Forum: Shotgun - Replies (2)

You may find this link interesting:

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  Original double 20 bore M/L
Posted by: Grumpy - 06-01-2018, 10:26 PM - Forum: Sales & Wants - No Replies

            Original double percussion 20 bore Probably Belgian. Made around 1860? Had lots of attention about 25 years ago from one of our well-known club gunsmiths. I then used it on clays with my local branch.
Ambidextrous. Back-action locks engraved "Mortimer" (I don't believe it!) Replacement ramrod with brass head and useful worm. Nice walnut stock. Barrels only 25" so were probably shortened in the past. Muzzle thickness 50 thou.
I haven't used it for years, so it's now "off-ticket" - no licence needed.
£300 or near offer.
I live 60 miles from Wedgenock, but I do shoot there, so can meet there one weekend if that helps.
RFD to RFD can be arranged.
Phone or message me for more details and pictures.
Tel 07947 550133

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  British Gunmakers (History)
Posted by: ResearchPress - 31-12-2017, 12:04 PM - Forum: Black Powder Chat - No Replies

My Research Press Library downloads have been reorganised. Contents currently include a list of English and Welsh gunsmiths and gunmakers from around 1550 to about 1850, studies of gunmakers of Oxford, Probin gunmakers of 18th Century Birmingham, and Ketland guns in America. In addition, three articles discuss and illustrate the barrel markings found on provincially made British firearms. All are free pdf downloads, available via Research Press Library


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  Help in IDing this longarm
Posted by: StoneDog - 27-12-2017, 03:26 PM - Forum: Musket & Rifle - Replies (3)

Hiya Folks
A friend on mine recently bought this percussion longarm (I using that term as I'm unsure exactly what it really is)

Any assistance is gratefully received:

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This is a view of the top

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These are the markings on the underside

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And this the the butt the show the stock-stamp that emerged during cleaning. The image isn't that good, but seems to show two crossed sabres in a circle about the size of a £2 coin

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I first wondered if it was a conversion to percussion,

It is around a 12 bore (its the same size as my India pattern Bess)

If there are any other pictures you want, just ask

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Posted by: Mijawe - 27-12-2017, 08:31 AM - Forum: Cannon & Mortar - No Replies

There have so far been 16 entries to the 2018 cannon league postal competition. There is still time to enter and the form can be found at this link:
Good luck to those competing and a happy new year to everyone reading this thread. Mike Weaver.

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  Parker Hale .451 Whitworth Rifle for sale
Posted by: cakeordeath - 26-12-2017, 03:19 PM - Forum: Sales & Wants - No Replies

I am selling a Parker Hale .451 Whitworth Rifle. Not had time to use it so its got to go to make room for my next purchase.

looks to be in very nice condition, happy to send pictures as requested.

Message me on this board or for a quicker response use

RFD, postage, payment, collection, etc to be discussed and confirmed.

I would like to recover the £750 i spent on purchasing this rifle if possible.


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  kit made musket
Posted by: cain - 09-12-2017, 12:48 AM - Forum: Black Powder Chat - Replies (2)

Hello all, this is my first post and i start with a question.
Where do i stand legally if i built a rifled musket from a kit or component parts. I see kits available from sources like track the wolf and the rifle shoppe, The only information i can find is that you need to be a registered RFD to manufacture firearms. As far as i can make out, as long as you have a slot on your ticket for the calibre and type of firearm to aquire, then you can get it to the proof house for testing, when it passes proof it is then a firearm and must be on ticket? At what point does it become a firearm during manufacture? when the breech plug is fitted? when the touch hole is drilled?
Although i am not a gunsmith, i am a competent engineer and have re stocked a few muskets and pistols to keep an otherwise pile of spares alive.
My aim is a 1800 pat infantry rifle, baker , useing a Colerain barrel from the states, components from Peter Dyson and Blackleys, Walnut from a local source to me. and my own manufactured parts.
I have all the information and sizes, photos, sketches and drawings to make an accurate replica, and the skill.
I made a Nock screwless lock from an original that i have, marvelous piece of 18c engineering. I intend to use it in a replica Duke of Richmond musket, 
Just want to make sure everything is above board and legal before i start anything.

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  OTF Cannon Competition results November 2017
Posted by: Mijawe - 20-11-2017, 06:11 PM - Forum: Cannon & Mortar - No Replies

The results of the November 2017 OTF Cannon Competitions are now available on the website here:

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