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Still looks mint! She's a beauty!

I've never shot a muzzle-loader.
 
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Mills, once again beautiful rifle, love the wood... fiddleback looks great on those older style firearms.

Flash LB, I've got one of those CVA "frontiers" also, a friend gave me, after helping him set it up, and develop an accurate load for deer. Damp weather ruined him on traditional BP models, and he graduated to an inline!

GBIA, you can make it as light, or as heavy of a load as you dare! Hang fires, can be expected, and with the "smokeless"/"improved" black powder substitute, not quite as "dirty".

One has to try it, just to appreciate what our forefathers had to endure a couple of centuries ago... and better with a flintlock, than a caplock, but both can be aggravating in damp environments!
 

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With the Hawkens powder charge can be increased as it is a very strong design.
.54 patched ball over 100 gr of 3f will get your attention.

Sure you can skin grizz pilgrim?
 

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:thanks: For Sharing...

:goodjob: Keeping them Beautiful...

:bow: I surrender...
 

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I have a book titled "The Accurate Rifle" which is mainly focused on bench rest shooting. There is a section on muzzle loaders and the book states that at their zenith muzzle loaders could be nearly as accurate as modern rifles. Lovely rifle and thanks for sharing.
 

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Southern Mountain .50 Flintlock

Southern Mountain .50 flintlock
When a flintlock is setup correctly, there is none of the delay hangfire nonsense.
They are truly a thrill to shoot.

My family roots are all Southern and my forefathers came from NC, TN, GA .
That being said, I really enjoy this one built in MN by a Maker who has since retired.


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Rifle Wood


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"Uncle!!!"
 
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That is gorgeous! Love the browning.
Thanks Roy.
I believe you are referring to the half stock in first photo.
Not a Browning.
It was made in Green River , UT by a maker who has retired and might not be with us any more.
Like so many of these there will be a Makers Mark on the barrel.
This rifle had a hand scribed Z, kind of like Zorro's, which helped me locate the maker, he was very pleased to hear one of his rifles had found a good home in Texas.
That was some years back.
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Mills, I believe he was referring to the metal finish.
 

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Still looks mint! She's a beauty!

I've never shot a muzzle-loader.
I was fortunate to befriend an old Marine ( Silver Star ) who was on the US muzzleloading team back in the day.
Through his tutelage I learned all the ways of ML shooting.
He taught me flintlock , percussion, and cap n ball pistol.

So go out there and find a ML club and check it out, you will have fun.
 
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