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    • Ammunition re-loading
      No weapons forum is complete without discussion of reloading ammunition.  In some cases we make our own cartridges from scratch, in others we reload simply because it is much cheaper than paying someone else to do it.  Sometimes we just do it because it is fun and because the ammunition you can make at home is often much more effective than the cartridges you buy.  Here, all aspects of reloading can be discussed, from swaging to primers, from automated presses to hand presses, from fast powders to slow powders. Caveat: I accept no liability for things discussed here.  We are talking about working with explosive propellants and of course one should follow all safety protocols, not use unsafe loads, and have done some basic research before commencing to make their own ammunition.  
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    • Antique cartridge rifles
      Use this forum to discuss or ask questions about any cartridge rifle (or carbine) made or introduced before 1898.  This will include (but not be limited to) Trapdoor rifles, Martini rifles, Henry repeaters, Winchesters, rolling blocks, early double rifles, drillings, rook rifles, Peabody or Sharps, etc.  
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    • 6 months, 3 weeks ago

      LittleMan LittleMan

    • Antique Percussion rifles
      Use this forum to discuss antique percussion rifles (and carbines) made prior t0 1898 and their modern replicas.  This can include Harpers Ferry rifes, Remington split breech rolling blocks, most rifles used during the American Civil War, etc.   For discussion purposes here rifles that used tube or tape ignition systems are considered percussion rifles.
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    • Early 20th century pistols and revolvers
      Although obsolete once the automatic pistol arrived, many older revolver types with underpowered cartridges continued to be made for self defense and military purposes un some cases up to the beginning of World War II.  Examples would include such things as the Nagent, the Webley revolvers, the Bankers Special, etc.  Likewise as the 19th century ended the world became flooded with new designs of semi automatic pistols, many of which did not survive World War II.  The Astra, the Mauser Broomhandle, the Lugers, the Little Tom, the Jo-Lar and 100 others.   This is the best place to discus those guns.
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    • 9 months ago

      LittleMan LittleMan

    • Early 20th century rifles and carbines
      As the world entered the 20th century older 19th century designs continued to be made and sold.  At the same time new designs were emerging.  Only a few of those are still being made and sold today.  Most have passed into history and only a few even have replicas being made.  This is the place to talk about the guns no longer being made.   The 03 Springfield, the P-14, the Enfields, the Lebel, the Nagent, the 02 Rolling Block, etc., etc.
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    • Flintlock muskets and rifles
      Here is the place to discuss a flintlock rifle such as the Kentucky rifle or a musket such as the Brown Bess or that old Hudson Valley Fowling piece.
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    • Flintlock Pistols
      This is the place to talk about your favorite flintlock pistols and their replicas.  Maybe it is a Tower pistol or a Charlotte or an 1809 Harpers Ferry or an 1836 Waters and Johnson, or something more exotic.  Let's talk about it.
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    • 1 year, 6 months ago

      LittleMan LittleMan

    • Gunsmthing
      This is the best place to talk about restoration, the pros and cons of, the replacement or fabrication of parts, bluing, browning, barrel making, etc.
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    • 3 months, 1 week ago

      LittleMan LittleMan

    • Old cartridges
      Here we can discuss issues relating to old cartridges ranging from 43 Spanish to Kolbri and Lilliput ammunition.  Moulds and cartridge conversions (i.e., 38 Special to 380 revolver, etc.) from modern calibers.  
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    • Old shotguns
      Shotguns crawled away from fowling pieces when the cartridge emerged.  Were there muzzle loading shotguns?  Yes, but they weren't that different than the fowling guns of yore.  It was the cartridge, a shotshell, that allowed the shotgun to move from a purely hunting weapon to an all around defensive weapon suitable for hunting too.  Here is where we can talk about that old double barreled 10 gauge coach gun, or your Winchester 1887 lever gun or your 1897 pump gun, your Fox double, etc.
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    • Percussion pistols
      Use this forum to discuss any pistol with a percussion ignition system, regardless of whether the system is tape, tube or cap.  It can be a single shot Harpers Ferry pistol, an early derringer, a civil war revolver, whatever.  
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    • A Sticky (read it before starting) Forum Rules
      This is a moderated Web page.  No commercial advertising of stuff for sale here.  No profanity.  No religious ads.  No discrimination because of race, sex, religion, age, etc.  No fighting online.  No links to websites selling services.  The site owner is allowed to place ads.  No one else is. No links to porn sites.  No hacking or attempting to hack user accounts.  There is about 10 pages of don'ts.., too many to list them all, however, common sense should be a good guide.  This website is about guns, collecting them, fixing and restoring them and shooting them. The site is not about: cars, boats, your favorite religion, religions you do not like, politicians you don't like, politicians you do like, good drugs, bad drugs, sex, how to make money online, and a hundred other things I don't wish to see here. If I see it, I will probably delete it.  More to the point I may delete you too and also throw an IP block up so you won't be back. Enjoy the rules, tell us about the gun you are making, collecting, refurbishing, shooting, etc.  Have fun.  Reply when it suits you.  Start new threads.  Feel free to leave feedback suggesting new forum topics. I am hoping to soon configure things so you can directly upload photos but for now try the url link thingie it may work. Owner
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