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Mario
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ben Coogle wrote:
This is twice the price of the Kings Musket!


Yes, but half the weight...;-)

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:05 pm    Post subject: Trade Guns Reply with quote

Mario,
Not to disparage any of the makers you listed (for they are all good people and have products that I do like) none of those are good versions of the 18th century English trade gun.

If I were you, I would do either one of the following.

1) Buy one from Benny Coogle

2) Buy the Brooks kit, and have a local gunsmith put it together.

In our area (both Georgia & Tennessee), there are lots of local gunbuilders who aren't well known but do a reasonably good job at building. I can think of several in our area offhand. I am sure you can find someone in your area who could do it for you. They just need to remember one thing about the "Type G" it needs to be LIGHTWEIGHT and SLIM!

My gun only weighs about 5 pounds.
JG

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Luke MacGillie
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mario wrote:
Is that so??? I thought they were prdominantly VA/NC/SC/GA found guns.

What sites were the parts recovered from? I've been trying to put together the image of an "Indian gun" from Sir William's store for 2 years now. Was Wilson producing such types/styles?

Mario


Mario,

The parts came from the Upper Castle area, Came from a Digger, and are not in any site report.

For a reasonable copy of a Chiefs Grade gun, a Caywood with 46 inch barrel and non figured wood is a good choice. This is a pic of a Chiefs Grade gun that I had Mike Hutter make me. Its a copy of a piece that is in a private collection. Its very much like Caywoods Wilson. The wood is actually figured English Walnut, not curly maple.



The next images are of a Jack Brooks made Type G compared to a Type G in the Dressler Collection. I had Jack take off the Brass sight and install one like on the Dressler one.





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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Trade Guns Reply with quote

Jason wrote:
Mario,
Not to disparage any of the makers you listed (for they are all good people and have products that I do like) none of those are good versions of the 18th century English trade gun.

If I were you, I would do either one of the following.

1) Buy one from Benny Coogle

2) Buy the Brooks kit, and have a local gunsmith put it together.

JG


I know those would be the best choices from an accuracy standpoint. Unfortunately, they aren't really feasable economically.

Mario

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone for all the great advice. I borrowed the book Colonial Frontier Guns and went to some sites that were new and exciting. I cant wait to start my own gun. I am currently working on a kit from Muzzleloader Builders supply. I am building a 54 early VA. Wish me luck. I also want to take the opportunity to invite everyone out to Martin Station. Hope to see as many of you there as possible.
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