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Hilljack

Hilljack

Male Number of posts : 234
Age : 68
Location : Central Florida
Registration date : 2014-04-03

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PostSubject: Hello the Camp   Hello the Camp EmptyAugust 2nd 2014, 11:01 am

This is my first post so I would like to introduce myself...I go by the name of Hilljack and have been involved in a bunch of muzzle loading activities over the past 35 years...They go from building rifle and pistol to Competition both re enacting and Organized...The riles I shoot are from a 32 cal to my 62 cal and all are flinters that I have made...I also hunt for deer and feral hogs for fun, with turkeys in the spring...I have enjoyed reading your board for the last few month...I also build horns and bags from scratch...I always keep an open mind for learning and new experiences and I hope I maybe able to add to this group...

YMHS
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OldMtnMan

OldMtnMan

Male Number of posts : 10400
Age : 76
Location : Buena Vista, Colorado
Registration date : 2010-09-23

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PostSubject: Re: Hello the Camp   Hello the Camp EmptyAugust 2nd 2014, 11:09 am

Welcome to the forum. Show some of your work when you get the chance.

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Pete

I'm addicted to black powder.
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patocazador

patocazador

Number of posts : 5852
Age : 76
Location : central Florida
Registration date : 2012-08-22

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PostSubject: Re: Hello the Camp   Hello the Camp EmptyAugust 2nd 2014, 11:16 am

Welcome Hilljack.
Let's see some of your handiwork if you don't mind. We'd love to look ... and drool.

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Bob

"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." -Thomas Jefferson
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FrontierGander

Male Number of posts : 16319
Age : 35
Location : Boncarbo,Colorado
Registration date : 2008-05-19

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PostSubject: Re: Hello the Camp   Hello the Camp EmptyAugust 2nd 2014, 1:23 pm

Welcome Hilljack! Good to have another muzzle loading member with us!
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Hilljack

Hilljack

Male Number of posts : 234
Age : 68
Location : Central Florida
Registration date : 2014-04-03

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PostSubject: Re: Hello the Camp   Hello the Camp EmptyAugust 2nd 2014, 2:40 pm

Found the solution with  the information about PhotoBucket...Let me get it set up and I will post again...

Hilljack
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Spitfire



Number of posts : 5314
Age : 53
Location : South Africa
Registration date : 2011-11-20

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PostSubject: Re: Hello the Camp   Hello the Camp EmptyAugust 2nd 2014, 3:02 pm

Welcome Hiljack.
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hawgslayer

hawgslayer

Number of posts : 3690
Age : 71
Location : Sleepy Hollow IL.
Registration date : 2009-10-01

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PostSubject: Re: Hello the Camp   Hello the Camp EmptyAugust 2nd 2014, 4:57 pm

WELCOME ABOARD Exclamation  Exclamation  Exclamation Glad you joined the group.

Ray........... :rtup

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Remington 1911 R1 .45 CAL

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Semper Fi...... '66-'69
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falcon

Male Number of posts : 1559
Age : 80
Location : Southwest, Oklahoma
Registration date : 2012-05-28

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PostSubject: Re: Hello the Camp   Hello the Camp EmptyAugust 2nd 2014, 5:27 pm

Welcome, Hilljack.
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Hilljack

Hilljack

Male Number of posts : 234
Age : 68
Location : Central Florida
Registration date : 2014-04-03

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PostSubject: Re: Hello the Camp   Hello the Camp EmptyAugust 2nd 2014, 6:16 pm

Below are the links I created for some of the projects I have done...I also have more indepth shots that show the construction...I hope you enjoy them...I have more to share...

YMHS

Hilljack

HillJack, when using photobucket and posting pictures to this forum, copy the IMG code and just paste it here in the box. The photo will pop up like so:
Hello the Camp Babyc_zps311bcd7d
Hello the Camp 45CalFlintlock6_zpsbdd1e976
Hello the Camp SportingandTrade_zps15bed0d1
Hello the Camp BigEnglish6_zps329689f0
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Spitfire



Number of posts : 5314
Age : 53
Location : South Africa
Registration date : 2011-11-20

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PostSubject: Re: Hello the Camp   Hello the Camp EmptyAugust 2nd 2014, 11:46 pm

Beautiful guns Hilljack !
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Hilljack

Hilljack

Male Number of posts : 234
Age : 68
Location : Central Florida
Registration date : 2014-04-03

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PostSubject: Re: Hello the Camp   Hello the Camp EmptyAugust 3rd 2014, 11:15 am

Here is one of my English Rifles I build that was featured in an article in Cabela's along with the original photo...It was taken @ Wishfull Thinkin Farms in Myakka City Florida...During a shoot...

YMHS
Hilljack

https://s1275.photobucket.com/user/flintlockfrizzen/media/Picture425_zpsdabc6579.jpg.html
https://s1275.photobucket.com/user/flintlockfrizzen/media/Picture147_zpsd53463d2.jpg.html
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patocazador

patocazador

Number of posts : 5852
Age : 76
Location : central Florida
Registration date : 2012-08-22

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PostSubject: Re: Hello the Camp   Hello the Camp EmptyAugust 3rd 2014, 11:18 am

Tell me about this gonne:

Hello the Camp 45CalFlintlock6_zpsbdd1e976

Hello the Camp 45CalFlintlock3_zpsa48d3bf6

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Bob

"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." -Thomas Jefferson
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Spitfire



Number of posts : 5314
Age : 53
Location : South Africa
Registration date : 2011-11-20

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PostSubject: Re: Hello the Camp   Hello the Camp EmptyAugust 3rd 2014, 1:51 pm

I love the look of the English rifles.
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Hilljack

Hilljack

Male Number of posts : 234
Age : 68
Location : Central Florida
Registration date : 2014-04-03

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PostSubject: Re: Hello the Camp   Hello the Camp EmptyAugust 3rd 2014, 2:01 pm

The one you picked out has a 1-20 twist barrel, 10" long, 45 Cal De Haas Barrel... its furniture is white brass or German silver, with a standard trigger, small Siler flintlock, the lock has been polished on all internals, the sear spring has been shaved for a 3 pound trigger pull....The wood came from a piece that I made an English rifle from...It is stained with Iron Nitrides stain which is what is called and Ancient Stain....Shoot very well...

YMHS
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Hilljack

Hilljack

Male Number of posts : 234
Age : 68
Location : Central Florida
Registration date : 2014-04-03

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PostSubject: Re: Hello the Camp   Hello the Camp EmptyAugust 3rd 2014, 2:13 pm

Thanks Spitfire for the compliment...I have many more for examples....Infact I'm in the process of building a 32 cal squirrel rifle with some walnut and steel furniture and a single set trigger...I will have a bunch of pictures of the building process...If you have any questions please feel free to ask...

YHMS
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patocazador

patocazador

Number of posts : 5852
Age : 76
Location : central Florida
Registration date : 2012-08-22

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PostSubject: Re: Hello the Camp   Hello the Camp EmptyAugust 3rd 2014, 3:19 pm

Thanks for the info. I'm sure everyone appreciates the talent necessary to build these beauties.

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Bob

"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." -Thomas Jefferson
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Hilljack

Hilljack

Male Number of posts : 234
Age : 68
Location : Central Florida
Registration date : 2014-04-03

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PostSubject: Re: Hello the Camp   Hello the Camp EmptyAugust 3rd 2014, 4:22 pm

Thank you for the compliments they are appreciated...

YMHS
Hilljack
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Randy Johnson



Number of posts : 235
Age : 67
Location : Connersville, IN
Registration date : 2014-03-17

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PostSubject: Re: Hello the Camp   Hello the Camp EmptyAugust 4th 2014, 4:15 am

Being a person who can take 500 bucks worth of parts and turn them into a gun worth 100 bucks (or less), I'm envious. This game could have been a lot cheaper if I had your talent.
Do you go to any primitive events? You didn't say where you are, but from a few things you have written I'm guessing it's southeast. I'm hoping to make the Southeastern in NC in October. I'd enjoy shooting with you.
'Course, if you head up this way there is always Friendship.
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Hilljack

Hilljack

Male Number of posts : 234
Age : 68
Location : Central Florida
Registration date : 2014-04-03

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PostSubject: Re: Hello the Camp   Hello the Camp EmptyAugust 4th 2014, 5:41 am

Yes I do primitive events...I have done them all over the country...In fact you have a very nice event there in your town...Some of the clubs I have shot at are...Simon Kenton, Friendship, Riley Conservation, Crumlin Range in Canada and many more...If my memory serves me OK a friend of mine is the Booshway @ the Southeastern... also shoot the Alafia in Florida every January...I spent a week done there this last event and it was a HOOT!...I hope to hear more from you...

YMHS
Hilljack
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Randy Johnson



Number of posts : 235
Age : 67
Location : Connersville, IN
Registration date : 2014-03-17

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PostSubject: Re: Hello the Camp   Hello the Camp EmptyAugust 4th 2014, 9:45 am

Not sure what you meant by my town.
There aren't any primitive events locally, but the chunk and table shoots out at the A W Coon plantation drawn 'em from all over - even Canada.
Ironically, although I live less than ten miles from Allen's range I haven't shot there in years. Without a chunk gun, over the log matches are a waste of powder and lead. Might give the table matches a try sometime.
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Hilljack

Hilljack

Male Number of posts : 234
Age : 68
Location : Central Florida
Registration date : 2014-04-03

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PostSubject: Re: Hello the Camp   Hello the Camp EmptyAugust 4th 2014, 10:12 am

What I meant was that they have a large event that was kind of like an indoor event with Vendors and people selling products and when I was working in Indianpolis I would go out and see what I could buy for the next projects...And here again I am like you chunk gunning is on a different planet...

YMHS
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FrontierGander

Male Number of posts : 16319
Age : 35
Location : Boncarbo,Colorado
Registration date : 2008-05-19

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PostSubject: Re: Hello the Camp   Hello the Camp EmptyAugust 4th 2014, 10:59 am

gorgeous muzzies!!
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Hilljack

Hilljack

Male Number of posts : 234
Age : 68
Location : Central Florida
Registration date : 2014-04-03

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PostSubject: Re: Hello the Camp   Hello the Camp EmptyAugust 4th 2014, 12:06 pm

Thanks for the directions on how to get the pictures to come out on the page...I'm a bit challenged when it comes to computers...I appreciate the help..

Hilljack.


Hello the Camp Picture425_zpsdabc6579
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Spitfire



Number of posts : 5314
Age : 53
Location : South Africa
Registration date : 2011-11-20

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PostSubject: Re: Hello the Camp   Hello the Camp EmptyAugust 4th 2014, 12:53 pm

This flinty really needs a round faced Chambers lock to really make it an English sporter !
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Randy Johnson



Number of posts : 235
Age : 67
Location : Connersville, IN
Registration date : 2014-03-17

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PostSubject: Re: Hello the Camp   Hello the Camp EmptyAugust 4th 2014, 2:33 pm

@Hilljack wrote:
What I meant was that they have a large event that was kind of like an indoor event with Vendors and people selling products and when I was working in Indianpolis I would go out and see what I could buy for the next projects...And here again I am like you chunk gunning is on a different planet...

YMHS
Hilljack

Ah! You are confusing two different like sounding places. I am in Connersville, about fifty or so miles southwest of Indianapolis.

You are talking about the Conner Prairie Longrifles annual gun show/living history fair in Noblesville just north of Indy. There are three events like that close together in time and too far apart (for my location anyway) in distance. The Conner Prairie show, one in Xenia, OH, and the really big one in Kalamazoo, MI. At the end of this month there is a good one near Springfield, OH I’m going to try to make.

I was in on the over-the-log matches back when they first started having them around here. For a few years, our club was one of the very few to hold OTL matches on a regular basis. Back then, there were very few actual chunk guns at the matches, and any shot under an inch had a chance. That was back then. Nowadays you pretty much have to cut three legs to have a remote chance. It usually takes a spider to win.

I have a lot of good memories from the years I spent shooting the chunk gun I had – an original built by a man who was listed as a gunsmith in Connersville in 1860. Unfortunately, one night while I was at work it walked out the door along with all of my really good guns. The second time around I have dropped chunk gun from the list of must haves. From now on it will be off-hand only, preferably primitive matches.
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