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PostSubject: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks EmptyFebruary 29th 2016, 11:33 am

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 EmptyFebruary 29th 2016, 2:37 pm

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 EmptyMarch 2nd 2016, 9:37 pm

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 EmptyMarch 2nd 2016, 9:40 pm

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 EmptyMarch 2nd 2016, 9:53 pm

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 EmptyMarch 2nd 2016, 10:43 pm

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 EmptyMarch 2nd 2016, 11:12 pm

Nice looking rifle
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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks EmptyMarch 2nd 2016, 11:17 pm

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

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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 EmptyMarch 2nd 2016, 11:21 pm

Nice one, Bob!

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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks EmptyMarch 3rd 2016, 9:15 am

@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 EmptyMarch 3rd 2016, 9:34 am

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 EmptyMarch 3rd 2016, 11:12 am

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 EmptyMarch 3rd 2016, 1:54 pm

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
Hawken Squirrel Rifle 40 cal by John Bergman
Pedersoli Penn Rifle 50 cal flintlock
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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks EmptyMarch 3rd 2016, 5:41 pm

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

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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks EmptyMarch 3rd 2016, 7:16 pm

@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 EmptyMarch 3rd 2016, 7:19 pm

That is a gorgeous rifle.
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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks EmptyMarch 3rd 2016, 7:37 pm

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

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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks EmptyMarch 3rd 2016, 7:40 pm

@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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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks EmptyMarch 3rd 2016, 8:28 pm

@patocazador wrote:
@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 EmptyMarch 4th 2016, 12:19 am

@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 EmptyMarch 11th 2016, 10:55 pm

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 EmptyMarch 12th 2016, 12:00 am

: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 EmptyMarch 14th 2016, 6:08 pm

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 EmptyMarch 14th 2016, 6:23 pm

Attractive figure on that wood!

Have Fun!
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PostSubject: Re: New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks   New Rifle Coming in 2 Weeks EmptyMarch 14th 2016, 6:25 pm

Gorgeous!  Wowser Wow Wow!
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