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PostSubject: G'day from Western Australia   September 22nd 2017, 9:57 pm

G'day gents,

Just joining the forum after i read an interesting article about polishing the guts of a flintlock and i want to chat to the author. Wink

I've only been shooting BP for a couple of years but have been shooting for over thirty years now.

Well i'm going to see what i can plunder from the communal knowledge and attempt to contribute a bit.

See you down the track!
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PostSubject: Re: G'day from Western Australia   September 23rd 2017, 7:32 am

Welcome 'Oz from down under!

What rifle and loads have you been using Question
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PostSubject: Re: G'day from Western Australia   September 23rd 2017, 8:37 am

Hey Marty,

I've been using a Thompson Centre Senica caplock in .45 with a fff 67.5 grain charge pushing a 124 gn RB.

But I just bought a pedersoli flintlock in 50 cal that I'm itching to get hold of and start working up!
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PostSubject: Re: G'day from Western Australia   September 23rd 2017, 9:17 am

Nice to have you here, Mike.

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PostSubject: Re: G'day from Western Australia   September 23rd 2017, 9:40 am

Hello Mike,  welcome to the forum!
My granddaughter spent a semester at the University of the Sunshine Coast.  Not exactly sure where that is but she sure loved Australia!

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PostSubject: Re: G'day from Western Australia   September 23rd 2017, 10:27 am

Welcome Mike, good to have you! I see Austrailia allows muzzleloaders? Does that require a special permit or is the fuss over modern arms?
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PostSubject: Re: G'day from Western Australia   September 23rd 2017, 10:31 am

Welcome Mike,

There is a lot of knowledge here and those willing to help.

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PostSubject: Re: G'day from Western Australia   September 23rd 2017, 4:26 pm

@Smokin' Joe wrote:
Hello Mike,  welcome to the forum!
My granddaughter spent a semester at the University of the Sunshine Coast.  Not exactly sure where that is but she sure loved Australia!

Oh its not far from me, only about 5000 kms or a five day drive.....  lol!
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PostSubject: Re: G'day from Western Australia   September 23rd 2017, 4:32 pm

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Welcome Mike, good to have you! I see Austrailia allows muzzleloaders? Does that require a special permit or is the fuss over modern arms?

Mate, Australia is a great country but when it comes to firearms they've got a few roo's loose in the top paddock...

Basically you can get hold of most things including semi autos but the paperwork, money and licensing is just insane.

Point in case, i have to do the same licensing for my .50 cal BP muzzle loader as i did for my .303.

Essentially gents, guard your 2nd amendment against any and all common sense gun control, it is ALWAYS the thin edge of the wedge.
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PostSubject: Re: G'day from Western Australia   September 23rd 2017, 5:00 pm

".303" British? Enfield?

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PostSubject: Re: G'day from Western Australia   September 23rd 2017, 5:18 pm

@Kentucky Colonel wrote:
".303" British? Enfield?
Its a savage mk 4 number 1 T, I have the scope too but the zero is buggered and it wanders all over the damn place and i don't have the $$$ to get it fixed.

Also i haven't fired a cartridge gun since i got my front stuffers! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: G'day from Western Australia   October 13th 2017, 9:49 pm

Welcome. I spent many very "foggy" hours  with guys from your Navy when I was in our Navy.

Hope this picture posts. Perhaps you can translate what is being said. 




Something about "your moma and a pouch"
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PostSubject: Re: G'day from Western Australia   October 13th 2017, 10:12 pm

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Welcome. I spent many very "foggy" hours  with guys from your Navy when I was in our Navy.

Hope this picture posts. Perhaps you can translate what is being said. 




Something about "your moma and a pouch"
Mate, 

If someone starts bumping his gums about "your moma and a pouch" punch him in the throat and use your boot to educate him on principle.... Wink
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PostSubject: Re: G'day from Western Australia   October 13th 2017, 10:26 pm

The pic didn't post.  it was a little kid and a baby roo nose to nose working out some 3 year olds problems.  Cute pic. Welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: G'day from Western Australia   October 13th 2017, 10:28 pm

@Old and grumpy wrote:
The pic didn't post.  it was a little kid and a baby roo nose to nose working out some 3 year olds problems.  Cute pic. Welcome.

Ah! Sorry lack of context there.

I just had an image of a yank squid dealing with a mouthy bogan.... My bad!  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: G'day from Western Australia   October 13th 2017, 11:02 pm

Mike - 10 pm in Los Angeles/Hollywierd Very Happy .    This will get you the pic.

http://naaminis.com/smf/index.php?topic=13873.0



I shoot the NAA  black powder mini. Little black pain in the ass. Go Black you never go back!
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PostSubject: Re: G'day from Western Australia   October 14th 2017, 12:59 am

@Old and grumpy wrote:
Mike - 10 pm in Los Angeles/Hollywierd Very Happy .    This will get you the pic.

http://naaminis.com/smf/index.php?topic=13873.0



I shoot the NAA  black powder mini. Little black pain in the ass. Go Black you never go back!
1456hrs in Western Australia. Wink Ah! got it now. lol those roo/child situations never end well.....

I compete in the percussion rifle and BP revolver at the moment, about to get my first flintlock rifle and then i'll be getting into that too.

admittedly i'm not adverse to using a front stuffer to put skippy in the freezer either! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: G'day from Western Australia   October 14th 2017, 9:38 am

Welcome 'Oz from down under like said before.

Have several friends from your country that talk about the government taking the junk guns while the really good ones went underground.

How hard is it to get black powder down under, really never thought about that until you posted. I'm surprised with all the stories about guns and Australia firearm laws that they haven't tried to collect them too.

Welcome bud, we're glad to have someone that has to work with his countries rules which here in the states we don't have a clue.

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PostSubject: Re: G'day from Western Australia   October 14th 2017, 10:58 pm

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Welcome 'Oz from down under like said before.

Have several friends from your country that talk about the government taking the junk guns while the really good ones went underground.

How hard is it to get black powder down under, really never thought about that until you posted. I'm surprised with all the stories about guns and Australia firearm laws that they haven't tried to collect them too.

Welcome bud, we're glad to have someone that has to work with his countries rules which here in the states we don't have a clue.
Cheers mate! Its nice to be made welcome. Smile

Yeah apparently when that scumbag Howard broke the back of freedom a lot of guys did some "Midnight gardening" and put things by 'Just in case' Wink

Muzzle loaders are quite difficult to get mainly due to the lack of demand, if you imagine the agro you have to go through in the states to buy a fully automatic firearm and then imagine you had to do the same thing for a muzzle loader. You'll understand why so many folks here in Oz just don't bother because its too hard and expensive. Much easier just to get a modern gun that does the job. 

With that lack of demand it means there are almost zero BP suppliers in Australia and i mean *ZERO* I can think of maybe one guy over east who will special order you stuff if you pay upfront and are willing to wait three months to get it.

For example, i am in desperate need of a mainspring vice but I can't find one in the whole of Australia and ordering one from the US will cost me a kidney.  Mad

I get that the states are in a unique situation but i am not sure i would want the same situation in Australia, mainly because there are so many Gods damned idiots out there who i wouldn't trust with a toffee apple let alone a firearm of any type. But on the other hand i don't believe in registration either, it just gives .gov a list of the people to go visit first if things go wrong.... Anywho, just be sure to defend your rights because if you lose them you won't get them back!
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PostSubject: Re: G'day from Western Australia   October 15th 2017, 6:41 am

Amen Mate.

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PostSubject: Re: G'day from Western Australia   October 15th 2017, 7:08 am

My absolute pleasure pal! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: G'day from Western Australia   October 15th 2017, 5:32 pm

We may move you from here to "Muzzleloading Topic": "Traditional Muzzleloading": "Muzzleloading Media".  This is were the general traditional muzzle-loading guys meet, we are sure they would like to meet you, thanks mate.

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PostSubject: Re: G'day from Western Australia   October 15th 2017, 9:00 pm

conner wrote:
We may move you from here to "Muzzleloading Topic": "Traditional Muzzleloading": "Muzzleloading Media".  This is were the general traditional muzzle-loading guys meet, we are sure they would like to meet you, thanks mate.

Sorry Conner,

I'll move on to a more appropriate venue. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: G'day from Western Australia   October 16th 2017, 8:17 am

Good morning Mate,

I love the "Mate" thing you guys from down under use. You folks have some great terms used for different words, different from what we are use to. They stop you in your tracks, realize what your referring to. Always puts a smile on our faces, that pretty neat mate.

Oz keep us informed on your activities, we're all ears.  cheers   cowyboy hatoff

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PostSubject: Re: G'day from Western Australia   October 17th 2017, 5:17 am

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Good morning Mate,

I love the "Mate" thing you guys from down under use. You folks have some great terms used for different words, different from what we are use to. They stop you in your tracks, realize what your referring to. Always puts a smile on our faces, that pretty neat mate.

Oz keep us informed on your activities, we're all ears.  cheers   cowyboy hatoff

No worries mate, will do!  Wink
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