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Go Devil
08-27-2014, 15:56
.50 Caliber Flintlock, 42" Rifled Octagon Barrel, Full Maple Stock

I started this project over the Spring and recently finished it in time for a Contemporary Longrifle Association show a few weeks ago.
I fabricated the stock from Curley Maple and installed a GM .50 caliber barrel, Jim Chambers lock, and a Davis set-trigger.
The style is aimed at the conflict of cultures which took place along the Ohio and Kentucky borders during the 18th century.

It's a bit tricky for me to load pictures so I will add them over the next couple of days. I'll start from the beginning....

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cbtengr
08-27-2014, 17:44
You are going to have something pretty special there when you get it finished. Looks very nice so far.

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Go Devil
08-27-2014, 21:41
I apologize for the rudimentary fashion of my posting, I'm quite the knuckle dragger these days. If a moderator could consolidate this malfunction and reduce my post count I would completely understand.

I fashioned the gun based upon historical accounts of captured blacksmiths and gun makers as well as accounts of Shawnee war trophies.
The decoration is based on the material and mythological culture as well as the lineage of the Shawnee.
The Shawnee were a sub group of the Iroquois as well as remnants of the Fort Ancient Culture and further to the Copper Culture of Lake Superior.

Copper was "gold" until the arrival of Europeans along the eastern seaboard and was fashioned into cutting and agricultural tools as well as atlatl dart points and jewelry.

The carving behind the cheek piece is taken from the Great Serpent mound in western Ohio (created by the Fort Ancient Culture) and the lock plate is tied to their mythology of the Underwater Serpent/Horned Serpent that controlled their Underworld.

I added a patina to the rifle to reflect a salvaged age.

I created a powder horn as well as possibles bag to go along, but I won't bore us with that at this time.

I proofed the rifle at 25 yards with a .490 ball, denim patch, and 65 grains of FF.
It doesn't have any problem at all making a "wallowed" 3 round hole.
The barrel is rifled and is 42" long.

JJ_BPK
08-28-2014, 06:43
Great job, The horn and possibles bag are very fitting..

:lifter

Did you make the pipes?

Barbarian
08-28-2014, 07:15
That's a beautiful work piece, and I especially appreciate the history and folklore behind the style. Well done. I always enjoy looking at your work.

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Go Devil
08-28-2014, 12:18
Great job, The horn and possibles bag are very fitting..

:lifter

Did you make the pipes?

Thank you for the compliment!

I did make the pipes and decorated them as well.

tonyz
08-28-2014, 17:40
Nice work.

Another interesting project. :cool:

Go Devil
09-30-2014, 08:50
Link to associated powder horn.

http://www.professionalsoldiers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47087