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    For Sale: VA Contract musket

    Offering for sale 1809-dated "Virginia Contract" percussion-conversion musket.

    This is a Pedersolli 1795 Springfield flintlock converted to percussion by the drum-in-barrel method. It is...
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    As luck would have it, I happen to have an old...

    As luck would have it, I happen to have an old Japanese-made Short Land Pattern Brown Bess in my shop right now. A guy acquired it for I think he said $400 and it looks nearly new but was definitely...
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    Fast? Ha! Wade and a couple others I'm sure...

    Fast? Ha! Wade and a couple others I'm sure were sweatting bullets as to whether they'd ever see theirs again. Glad you fellas are happy. Hope to see you at some event down the road...
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    My particular re-enacting unit (9th KY Inf US)...

    My particular re-enacting unit (9th KY Inf US) has held steady and seen some growth in the past couple of years. But, we also have lost several due to life or age. I am often aggravated at som eof...
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    Yeah, the best way to make a bayonet appear to...

    Yeah, the best way to make a bayonet appear to have been issued and used is to issue it to yourself and use it. It will be rusted and patinaed soon enough.
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    It is a type 3 London version.

    It is a type 3 London version.
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    Yes, I do the defarb on the BRi bayos. Sadly...

    Yes, I do the defarb on the BRi bayos. Sadly there is no rhyme nor reason as to how they fit when BRi gets them form India. They order from the same place but it seems the company making them...
  8. I believe that was my 2nd Barnett offering. May...

    I believe that was my 2nd Barnett offering. May have been 3rd but definately early in my Barnett stampings' lives.
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    Great! Thanks for the quick reply. I was...

    Great! Thanks for the quick reply. I was looking at a book on e-bay but the downloadable one will let his teacher decide what to print out and is cheaper to boot!
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    Need a beginner's Drum beats book

    My son is 9 and itching to participate. I got him a scaled-down drum and have him in drum lessons so he is learning the basics now. I need to find a book or collection of the Civil War drum...
  11. Buy used and get it refurbished/defarbbed. You...

    Buy used and get it refurbished/defarbbed. You can get great deals on used guns these days if you poke around. A guy recently sent me an older Armi Sport that was in very good condition that he...
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    I have tried using Armi Sport springs from the...

    I have tried using Armi Sport springs from the current run of A-S and they do not fit close to the Euroclub. However by re-drilling the lockplate hole to accomodate the spring's pin they should fit...
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    I've repaired a few - destroyed more than that...

    I've repaired a few - destroyed more than that though. They are just press-fitted pieces. When they make them they cut-down the head to make a 1:1 fit of the rod that is bored out (or vice versa)...
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    I saw that too and thought 'yeah, right." Like...

    I saw that too and thought 'yeah, right." Like the big sign at a city park in GA i attended an event at once. As we all walked in past the big sign I read: "No Firearms. No Alcohol. No Explosives....
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    Preemptively: I'm not related to him that I am...

    Preemptively: I'm not related to him that I am aware of.
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    Sold - finally.

    Sold - finally.
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    Those little local farb-fests are always great...

    Those little local farb-fests are always great for cheap laughs. How many local dignitaries got up to speak about this or that is unknown because we were chuckling instead at the local Scout troop...
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    Mo-Jo it is. Just dang lucky! Harry Dolph,...

    Mo-Jo it is. Just dang lucky!

    Harry Dolph, our crusty old 1st Sgt that many in the hobby know is fond of saying something like "The battle brings you to the first event, then learning brings...
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    I should have started in HS but the 1 guy I knew...

    I should have started in HS but the 1 guy I knew back then in the '80s that was doing it was a real jerk at the time I thought and so I shied away from the hobby. I joined a CS unit soon after...
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    Going it alone (Explained)

    Mods, don't close this just yet - or at least leave it up locked if you must.
    Everyone, I did not want anyone to think I was bashing my sutler-friends. I did not name anyone but most of you know...
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    Thanks guys. My relationship with them is not...

    Thanks guys. My relationship with them is not ending per se but I am needing to go off on my own instead of sitting around waiting on them. I can't figure out why they are not getting guns in when...
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    Going it alone

    Not sure if this is the best place to post this, but here goes...

    For whatever reason I cannot put my finger on I have had no luck from the sutler I have always worked through getting them to take...
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    In the gun industry few models ever reach...

    In the gun industry few models ever reach "classic" status. I really don't think any of the repro muzzleloaders are or ever wi be considered classics. Repros by their very nature are not original. ...
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    The deals are out there for sure! Customer...

    The deals are out there for sure! Customer bought an Armi Sport Enfield from a pawn shop in GA sight-unseen off Gunbroker.com and had it sent directly to me for de-farbing. The toe is busted clean...
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    Overall I heard good reports from the event from...

    Overall I heard good reports from the event from the participants. The Batan Death March to the bridge from Federal camps on Friday was a bit much though. We lost several en-route to exhaustion,...
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