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Booshway
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My Mike Brooks .40 cal finally came in an thought Id give ya a peek. Barrel is a Burton 38 inch A weight .40 cal that he coned when he made the barrel. The lock is a Chambers round faced english built an tuned by LC Rice. The stock is a piece of black walnut cut an dried several yrs back by Curt Lyles. The mounts is from Track an the side plate an nosecap is made by Mike. She weighs 7 lbs an is slim trim an feels good in the hand. The front sight is a 1962 silver quarter which is my birth yr. Mike was a pleasure to deal with an was very helpful with any questions no matter how dumb that I asked. Hope ya like her.















Nothing beats the feel of a handmade southern iron mounted flintlock on a crisp frosty morning
 
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Booshway
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Wow. Definitely a beauty. I like the idea for your front sight.
 
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Booshway
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That is a lovely rifle and looks well at home in the woods. I also think you have the perfect horn to go with it. Did you make that or find a good horner? The sling for the rifle looks like one by CJ Wilde... is it? I have several pieces of her work, on my horn and bag and a sash that I wear when dressed out.


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Booshway
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Thanks guys for the nice words. Mountainranger thats a Scott Sibley southern horn. And your spot on with the sling by Ed Wilde. The bag is a goatskin bag made by Curt Lyles.


Nothing beats the feel of a handmade southern iron mounted flintlock on a crisp frosty morning
 
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Good looking setup did you get to shoot it yet? Today would be a good one had my 40 cal JP Beck out today. To bad you can't use BP rifles for turkeys in Al.


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If you ever get tired of it...well, you know.


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Oh yeah,it's a beaut...


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Does it have flip up rear sights?


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Booshway
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Nope just stationary.The back sight came from Track


Nothing beats the feel of a handmade southern iron mounted flintlock on a crisp frosty morning
 
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Absolutely beautiful!!
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Mike sure does beautiful work! Hope to see some pictures of her along with some squirrels!


"They do not live their lives 'by your leave'! They hack it out of the wilderness with their own two hands, bearing their children along the way!" - Cora Monroe - "Last Of The Mohicans"
 
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Beautiful gun!


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Booshway
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OK Wattle... go ahead and break in that rifle and kit. We decided. We're going to have you and yer take for Thanksgiving supper, then let yer rifle be a prize in an all-forum shootin' match. LOL

Everyone loves it my friend.


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Count me in on that MR!


"They do not live their lives 'by your leave'! They hack it out of the wilderness with their own two hands, bearing their children along the way!" - Cora Monroe - "Last Of The Mohicans"
 
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I have yet to see a rifle\gun built by Mike Brooks that I don't like! You got yourself a dandy there wattlebuster! And a very "rare" rifle by Mike as well! You have very good taste in fine arms sir!
 
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Absolutely beautiful! Enjoy.
Best regards. RH
 
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Booshway
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Beautiful...I'm green with envy Big Grin
 
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Lucky you!, Mike is awesome
 
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I also enjoyed seeing pictures of your rifle and gear on Art & Jan Riser's Blog spot this morning! http://contemporarymakers.blog...with-curt-lyles.html
 
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I've killed a few deer here with a .395 round ball over 60 grains of 3f. It will absolutely put deer in the truck, just wait for the perfect shot at 75 yards or less in my opinion. 30 grains of 3f worked well for squirrels too.
 
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