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Old 04-01-2013, 11:01 PM
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I ran across this and thought people here might enjoy it. It covers building a colonial era flintlock rifle as a gunsmith of the day may have done it. A famous builder is shown working on a gun as a young man, the piece was probably done in the late 60's or early 70's.



I wish I had half the skill illustrated here. Enjoy.

If you go to the parent site on youtube it plays the full program, not just the first installment linked here.

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Old 04-05-2013, 04:19 PM
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Thanks for the link, very enjoyable watching how it was made and how it came together from scrap metal. Tremendous skill in those hands!!
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:59 PM
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We visited Colonial Williamsburg last summer. I spent quite a while in the gunsmith shop. The rifling "machine" is amazing. They actually make rifles for sale. There is a multi-year waiting list - even with the price of $20k or so (if I remember correctly).
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:02 PM
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That's a great film.

It was originally released on VCR tape. I think the film was done in the early 1970's because about late '70's is when my father bought a copy when he worked in a large eastern museum system that had staff training ties to Williamsburg.

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