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Flintlock shotgun, finally
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Gil Martin
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:29 pm    Post subject: Flintlock shotgun, finally Reply with quote

For some reason, I have wanted a flintlock shotgun and have been considering how to achieve that goal. Most muzzleloading shotguns offered for sale are percussion. I lucked out and got a .54 caliber smoothbore Green Mountain barrel that will fit a T/C Hawken for a bargain price. Then I called T/C and got some of their discontinued .54 over powder bore buttons to use as over powder and/or over shot wads. Last week, I was surfing the Cabelas website and found .54 sabot cups that will serve as shot capsules. I ordered them and the brown truck dropped them off the other day. Now if the temperature gets above freezing, I will go to the range and see what happens. All the best...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Flintlock shotgun, finally Reply with quote

Hi Gil, used to shoot a .54 cal. percussion shotgun years ago. It's still around, bro. has it. But if I remember right, we used 28 ga. power pistons in it and reduced the charge a little due to the better seal from the power piston. Worked great. Check it out. See ya',,,,,,,,terry.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 7:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Flintlock shotgun, finally Reply with quote

terry,
Thanks for the information. I may have the local gunsmith ream the bore a bit to work with 28 gauge or even 20 gauge wads. All the best...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Flintlock shotgun, finally Reply with quote

You may not need any reaming to use the 28 ga. wads, I think they are already .54 cal. Do what's best & enjoy.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:26 am    Post subject: Re: Flintlock shotgun, finally Reply with quote

I will give the 28 gauge wads a try. All the best...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 5:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Flintlock shotgun, finally Reply with quote

The 28 gauge wads work very well in the .54 caliber smoothbore. All the best...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Flintlock shotgun, finally Reply with quote

You're welcome Gil, enjoy.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Flintlock shotgun, finally Reply with quote

Sounds like the Flintlock might just be alot of fun. Hope it works out.--tr

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Flintlock shotgun, finally Reply with quote

Gil, hows that smoothbore working out for you? I received a single trigger Renegade Hunter with a gorgeous stock that I bought off of Gunbroker for a reasonable price. I just ordered a flintlock .62 caliber smoothbore barrel from Green Mountain for it. I will probably try to sell the .50 percussion barrel and the percussion lock that came with the gun. I plan on removing the rifle sights from the .62 barrel and just installing a low front blade. I too have always wanted a flintlock shotgun and this should make a dandy.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Flintlock shotgun, finally Reply with quote

roklok,
The setup is excellent. I took a few leather ammo pouches and put them on a black nylon web belt. The pouches hold an assortment of powder charges, round balls, patches, 28 gauge shot cups, shot cartridges and over shot wads. At the range, I showed by significant other what it will do to clay pigeons. I use 60 grs. FFG and one ounce of #6 or #7 1/2 shot. I plan to take it hunting this fall for squirrels. It is delightful. All the best...
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 7:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Flintlock shotgun, finally Reply with quote

Just got my .62 flintlock barrel today, cant wait to try it out. It appears that 20 guage shot cups are a perfect fit in the bore which measures .610 by my calipers. I have to wait to shoot it till I get a cleaning jag, one was not provided with the barrel.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:06 am    Post subject: Re: Flintlock shotgun, finally Reply with quote

Looks like I have to start looking for a flintlock shotgun. Sounds like fun. Take care...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Flintlock shotgun, finally Reply with quote

Dont know about the Flintlock shotgun but I have 2 percussion shotguns from pedersolli, A 12 gauge and a 20 gauge. I love them both and enjoy them a great deal.

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