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PostSubject: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks Empty2016-02-29, 09:33

I've got a new rifle in .445 coming in about 2 weeks from Mike Lange. He's putting coats 6, 7, and 8 on it and then it will be done. I've got over 100 .433 balls cast just waiting. bounce

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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks Empty2016-02-29, 12:37

Congrats I hope the camera is ready to.

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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks Empty2016-03-02, 19:37

I got some photos today of the (almost) finished gun. It's a beauty.

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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks Empty2016-03-02, 19:40

hooooweee! That is a pretty looking half stocker! I think you'll fall in love with that bad boy.
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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks Empty2016-03-02, 19:53

It's supposed to weigh about 6 1/2 lbs. with a shortened 1" barrel.

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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks Empty2016-03-02, 20:43

WOW! Nice looking rifle for sure.  You can be proud of that one.

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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks Empty2016-03-02, 21:12

Nice looking rifle
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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks Empty2016-03-02, 21:17

Ok Bob it looks awesome but I gotta ask what was the price on that beauty. Al

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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks Empty2016-03-02, 21:21

Nice one, Bob!

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@BigAl52 wrote:
Ok Bob it looks awesome but I gotta ask what was the price on that beauty. Al

The guy gave me a real break because he made it out of left-over parts. Numrich barrel, CVA lock, etc.
I don't really want to give out the price before I check with him.

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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks Empty2016-03-03, 07:34

I'll be surprised if it's that light.

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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks Empty2016-03-03, 09:12

Ooooo! Very nice.

Hope you get plenty of enjoyment out of it.
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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks Empty2016-03-03, 11:54

That's ok Bob I have seen some at various vendors. I was looking at the GRRW at TOW and they want 2100 for it. While sure I would like to have one like it and I can justify it if I was only shooting muzzleloaders. But Im not and I have other guns in the safe that are in that price range. Al

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John Bergmann 50 cal Lancaster
John Bergmann 54 cal Hawken
GRRW 50 cal
GRRW 58 cal
Lyman GPR 54 cal flintlock L&R lock davis deerslayer trigger
Lyman Trade Rifle 54 cal
CVA Hawken 58 cal by Jonathan
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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks Empty2016-03-03, 15:41

Al, it's considerably less than $2100. Closer to 1/4 of that.

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@patocazador wrote:
Al, it's considerably less than $2100. Closer to 1/4 of that.

Very nice. Is this a home building sort of guy? I confess, I have never used that calibre.

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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks Empty2016-03-03, 17:19

That is a gorgeous rifle.
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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks Empty2016-03-03, 17:37

Very nice you should have a great time in shooting it and a better time being the proud owner...Congratulations.

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@Kentucky Colonel wrote:
Very nice. Is this a home building sort of guy? I confess, I have never used that calibre.
Are you building a house? My brother-in-law used to do that in Lake County. He's retired now but might know someone. Wink

.445 caliber isn't very popular. It can shoot a .440 ball with a thin patch or a .433 ball with a thicker patch. This barrel is 1:56.

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@Kentucky Colonel wrote:
Very nice. Is this a home building sort of guy? I confess, I have never used that calibre.
Are you building a house? My brother-in-law used to do that in Lake County. He's retired now but might know someone. Wink

.445 caliber isn't very popular. It can shoot a .440 ball with a thin patch or a .433 ball with a thicker patch. This barrel is 1:56.

LOL No, I meant did was your new rifle made by an individual you knew.

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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks Empty2016-03-03, 22:19

@patocazador wrote:
Al, it's considerably less than $2100. Closer to 1/4 of that.
Well then its a complement to the builder Bob it looks better than the GRRW at TOW. Nice rifle I know it would be welcome at my house. Al
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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks Empty2016-03-11, 20:55

Good news, the rifle has been sent. Tracking numbers say it will be here Monday. Too bad that Florida doesn't allow turkey hunting with rifles on public land. I have 3 hunts scheduled starting a week from tomorrow. A .433 ball should be just right for a turkey.

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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks Empty2016-03-11, 22:00

:rtup can't wait to see how she shoots!

Run some of that shoot out lube through it first. 15-20 shots and then clean it out the usual way.
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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks Empty2016-03-14, 16:08

IT'S HERE!

The postman drove up and said, "I have an unusual box for you. What is it?" I told him I'd have to open it to see.
He handed me a short handmade plywood box held together with screws and cloth tape.

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I opened the box with a drill driver and saw the gem close up.

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I assembled it (30 seconds) and held it up. It weighs almost nothing - 6 lbs. 8 oz.

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I am very happy with the rifle. I dropped a bore light down it and it is immaculate inside.

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I'll clean it and shoot it tomorrow. I think I'll start with a .433 round ball and 55 gr. of 3f. I'll work my way up to 65 or 70 gr. after using Jon's "Shoot Out" polishing compound.

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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks Empty2016-03-14, 16:23

Attractive figure on that wood!

Have Fun!
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Gorgeous!  Wowser Wow Wow!
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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks Empty2016-03-14, 20:24

Very nice! Go Bob!

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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks Empty2016-03-14, 20:52

Really nice rifle Bob I love the wood. But Im curious now did the postman stick around to see what was in the box?

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John Bergmann 54 cal Hawken
GRRW 50 cal
GRRW 58 cal
Lyman GPR 54 cal flintlock L&R lock davis deerslayer trigger
Lyman Trade Rifle 54 cal
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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks Empty2016-03-15, 05:14

No, Al. It's not any of his business what I get.

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I agree Bob was just havin some fun Al

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John Bergmann 50 cal Lancaster
John Bergmann 54 cal Hawken
GRRW 50 cal
GRRW 58 cal
Lyman GPR 54 cal flintlock L&R lock davis deerslayer trigger
Lyman Trade Rifle 54 cal
CVA Hawken 58 cal by Jonathan
Hawken Squirrel Rifle 40 cal by John Bergman
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I bought a Kentucky smooth bore pistol that arrived in a box just like that. The top was screwed in and the protection for shipping was top notch. I wonder if we bought our firearms from the same person.
No need to name them. I am just complementing the person on the trouble they took to pack so thoroughly.

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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks Empty2016-03-15, 11:24

What a beauty! I really like the looks of that rifle, especially with that heavy/beefy looking barrel.

Did you say that was 1" across the flats?
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Ron, I got it from Mike Lange.

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Jon, It's 1" outside diameter but it's only 24" long. It's easy to carry but I will probably need some sort of rest to help stabilize it for shooting over 50 yards.

I ran patches with Remington 40X through the barrel 20 times and then shot it 10 times with "Shoot Out" with 20 gr. 3F and 30 gr. 3F at 25 yards. (5 shots with each.) There was vertical stringing but that was most likely from my eyes having trouble seeing the front sight against the target. I was resting along the side of a pine tree.

I disassembled the gun and removed the rib with the thimbles, rubbed it all down with paste wax, reassembled with Loktite on the screws and anti-seize on the bolster screw and nipple.

He polished the lock and trigger and it is smooth and light. Even using the front trigger without setting it is very smooth and probably only has about a 5 lb. pull.
I don't have any real thin patches cut to shoot the .440 balls so I used the .433 balls with .018 and .020 patches.

I have to scout for turkeys by boat tomorrow and set up a blind Thursday morning so I don't know if I'll get any bench shooting done before next week.

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Looks like it is a different fellow than the one I bought the pistol from.

Enjoy!
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