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Free Trapper
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anybody know where to get one am thinking on building one for my great nephew about time he starts learning to shoot a blk powder gun
 
Posts: 196 | Location: kenai peninsula alaska | Registered: 09 April 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Greenhorn
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Numrich has shotgun barrel blanks for sale I believe about .57 cal. and .67 cal last I looked. The .57 would make a dandy boy's (or girl's) gun. Hope this helps. George
 
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Firelock, Most barrel makers offer smoothbore 28 ga and that's small enough for very good light load shooting. Also, there are barrel makers, such as Burton, who will make you a smooth .50 caliber barrel. Ask around and first check the Track of the Wolf catalog. And, while we're on this subject, I think a .410 barrel would be a bit too small. In a .50 or .54 smoothbore you can still load it with 1/2 ounce doses of birdshot and get better close range patterns than with the .410. Easier loading too. Shoot sharp, Mike
 
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Thank George and mike for your input,am thinking maybe .28 ga. would be best once agine thank you.
 
Posts: 196 | Location: kenai peninsula alaska | Registered: 09 April 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Hivernant
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problem with the 28 is that many manufactures simply make a 20 gauge barrel with a smaller hole, makes the barrel heavier.

If you look around there are some 28s that are smaller on the outside.

Other thought would be to watch the auction sites for a barrel that you could have someone bore out.

(my two cents... and that is worth a lot less that one would think.)


anything worth shooting is worth shooting once.
 
Posts: 123 | Location: Demokratik Republik of Washington | Registered: 29 September 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Pilgrim
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check with local gunsmiths. I got a takeoff free. another wanted $80 for the same barrel.


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Pilgrim
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"Trade Gun Sketch Book" by Hanson (Museum of the Fur Trade) has plans on using a takeoff .410 bbl to make a Trade Gun.
Pryor Mtn. Bill Newton has a booklet I like, Trade Muskets or Northwest Guns. Both inexpensive.


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