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    Smooth Pistols. Meeting At Dragon's Claw.

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    Information On Antique Firearms Laws Uk

    If you do not want to be on any gun register, then purchasing an antique gun is the legal answer. New laws are being introduced to the UK regarding antique cartridge guns, but as far as I know, no changes involve muzzle-loading firearms...
  3. Keith

    All About Flintlocks. Part Twelve.winter Hunting.

    If you are using a patched ball in rifle or smoothbore, the usual method is to grease the patch or use a spit patch. The spit patch is a cloth patch that you place in your mouth to wet it before placing it over the muzzle & placing a round ball on top & then ramming the ball & patch down on the...
  4. Keith

    Uk Re-enactment/living History Groups.

    http://www.lacewars.co.uk/ http://nfoe.org.uk/ http://www.13thfoot.co.uk/ http://www.englishcivilwar.org/p/re-enactment.html
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    All About Flintlocks. Part Eleven. Carrying Gunpowder.

    The traditional method of carrying gunpowder is to use a powder horn, & in my opinion this is still the best method. The base plug in a powder horn should NEVER be glued to secure it in the horn. This base plug is a safety release should the horn explode. The base plug blows out & releases the...
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    All About Flintlocks. Part Six. Cleaning & Maintenance.

    The last three videos cover gun cleaning in the field. Keith.
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    All About Flintlocks. Part Four. Wet Weather Hunting.

    Obviously I avoid hunting in wet weather, but sometimes it id necessary. Some people naturally assume that you can not use a flintlock when it is raining, but this is not the case. Gunpowder will attract moisture, but really it is not as drastic as often portrayed. There are three things you...
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    All About Flintlocks. Part Three. Safety & Other Tips.

    Many people argue that if flintlocks were so good, why was the percussion invented. Well people are always looking for an easier way to do things, & the firearms industry is no different. When the percussion was invented it did become popular with many sportsmen & women who lived in towns &...
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    All About Flintlocks. Part Two.

    A lot of people when they first venture into the world of muzzleloaders choose to purchase a percussion lock muzzle-loader. There is nothing wrong in this, these percussions work just fine. The only reasons I prefer a flintlock over a percussion is because the percussion requires caps to make...
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    All About Flintlocks. (by Request). Part One.

    There is a certain amount of skill & knowledge that goes into using a flintlock muzzle-loading arm to make it function satisfactorily. I won't say my flintlocks have never misfired, they have, but the problem was easily fixed. I must also say that I had had as many misfires from the...
  11. Keith

    Flintlock Muzzle-loading Guns, Rifles & Pistols.

    This post is in response to earlier requests for more information on firearms. I do NOT consider my guns to be weapons, I think of them as tools, but of course they can be used for defence as well as hunting & in the case of a flintlock, the lock can be used to make fire. My .32 caliber...
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    Learning From The Past.

    After WW2 in America, some people started gathering together to hold shoots using muzzle-loading guns. Mostly these were originals dating back to the French & Indian war, the American Revolution, & the American Civil War. As time past, these people had the idea of dressing in the period clothes...
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    Some Of My Weapons/tools.

    I prefer to refer to my guns & blades as tools rather than weapons, but of course they serve equally well for defence as they do for hunting. I prefer 18th century equipment because it is robust, practicle & sustainable. I do own modern firearms, but for long term survival I depend on my 18th...
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    Hunting & Trapping.

    I started hunting & trapping as a kid in the UK, hunted there for about 10 years, meat for the table. Mostly rabbit,hare & wood pigeon. Now we purchase all our meat because I love to see all the wildlife about the place, but I hunted for meat for the table here for about 30 years, mostly with a...
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    Hunting & Defence.

    Now for those of you who have not followed my blogs or read any of my articles, this may be a new concept. There are a lot of different tools/weapons you can use for hunting & defence. Without a doubt the best tool for defence would have to be the modern firearm, BUT, the modern firearm is not...
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