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That looks like a truly excellent range day waiting to happen.
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When did you get the gonne?

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Marlene wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:23 am
That looks like a truly excellent range day waiting to happen.
With a lot of cleaning afterwards. But yeah, neat collection
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A day at the range or a re-enactment. Don't forget the tricorne hat. Beautiful collection!
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eelj wrote:When did you get the gonne?

Several years ago. I think I wrote a blog post about it.

Outfit called Kings Forge and Muzzleloading our of Georgia made it.

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Marlene wrote:That looks like a truly excellent range day waiting to happen.
I need to find a range that will allow the slow match. Open flames, black powder and fudd types don’t mix ;)

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I don't know what any of those guns are, but they are very cool!

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OK, so what is the thing on top that looks like two sticks connected by a rope?
88+ recreational uses of firearms
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OK, so what is the thing on top that looks like two sticks connected by a rope?
It's a Gonne, the French used those and crude artillery pieces to finally end the 100 years war.

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i NEED a flintlock.

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featureless wrote:I don't know what any of those guns are, but they are very cool!
Top to bottom

Handgonne in 36 cal (not sure why)
Replica Japanese Matchlock in 50cal (I bought it on purpose in 50 cal, but they were much larger bore
Officers Brown Bess (ala a fusil, I may have acquired it from a member) in 16 gauge aka 66 cal
Flintlock Hawken in 50cal
Caplock Hawken in 50cal (one is a traditions, one is armscorp, I can’t keep straight which)


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Gahd thems some big projectiles! Black powder? Does that result in a lower recoil or do you end up on your ass every time you shoot one? I've never played with such historical beauties.

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Inquisitor wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:06 pm
featureless wrote:I don't know what any of those guns are, but they are very cool!
Top to bottom

Handgonne in 36 cal (not sure why)
Replica Japanese Matchlock in 50cal (I bought it on purpose in 50 cal, but they were much larger bore
Officers Brown Bess (ala a fusil, I may have acquired it from a member) in 16 gauge aka 66 cal
Flintlock Hawken in 50cal
Caplock Hawken in 50cal (one is a traditions, one is armscorp, I can’t keep straight which)


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Just looked at the Traditions website. I think I've got some new things for my wishlist now.
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Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:09 pm
Gahd thems some big projectiles! Black powder? Does that result in a lower recoil or do you end up on your ass every time you shoot one? I've never played with such historical beauties.
it's been my experience that black powder burns slower, hence gives a shove vs the slap of smokeless.

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lurker wrote:
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i NEED a flintlock.
Well you could have had that fusil if you had been faster ;)
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Marlene wrote:
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lurker wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:49 pm
i NEED a flintlock.
Well you could have had that fusil if you had been faster ;)
aw shucks. but then given this bunch to choose from, i might have gone for the japanese matchlock. oh, who am i kidding, i like them all.

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lurker wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:53 pm
featureless wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:09 pm
Gahd thems some big projectiles! Black powder? Does that result in a lower recoil or do you end up on your ass every time you shoot one? I've never played with such historical beauties.
it's been my experience that black powder burns slower, hence gives a shove vs the slap of smokeless.
Thanks!

Eris, you should not have indicated that was a website. The last thing I need is some of that coolness.

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Traditions has nice stuff, as does Thompson Center. Track of the Wolf sells lots of hand built stuff at what are often very reasonable prices.
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GET THEM ALL!
sorry, sorry, im ok now, i'll be ok. :see_stars:

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Very nice progression there.

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When I left Massachusetts, those were about the only thing you could own, unless you were a friend of the Police Chief. In the meanwhile my wish list keeps getting longer than my bank account.

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Marlene wrote:
lurker wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:49 pm
i NEED a flintlock.
Well you could have had that fusil if you had been faster ;)

It is very nice.

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