Building My Own Flintlock?

AStahl

Fawn
Sep 23, 2022
16
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Been itching to build my own flintlock rifle. I finally got the time and the money to do it. Problem is, who makes high quality parts and barrels anymore I can order from? Been wanting to make a Jaeger-style rifle in particular.
 

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aaronc

12 pointer
Jul 21, 2009
3,506
Leitchfield
Been itching to build my own flintlock rifle. I finally got the time and the money to do it. Problem is, who makes high quality parts and barrels anymore I can order from? Been wanting to make a Jaeger-style rifle in particular.


Here is where to ask. Plumb full of dedicated craftsmen.

 

mwbyler

Fawn
Apr 24, 2022
28
soon to be Ky
Let us know what you decide on and keep us posted on the build, last winter I started looking into building one, the possibilities are endless on what's out there and how much you want to put into it, I watched some of Jim Kiblers videos, iam not affiliated with him in any way but was fascinated with his skills. It's on my bucket list to make one before I kick the bucket. Good info on black powder here to https://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/https://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/
 

xbokilla

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Jun 28, 2012
14,816
The old man has bought, traded, built, remodeled, and sold a many through the years. Doesn’t mess with it much now that he’s 80. Track of the Wolf as mention was one of his go to sources. Good luck to ya! The good builders have skill and lots of patience.
 

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AStahl

Fawn
Sep 23, 2022
16
Bowling Green, Kentucky
The old man has bought, traded, built, remodeled, and sold a many through the years. Doesn’t mess with it much now that he’s 80. Track of the Wolf as mention was one of his go to sources. Good luck to ya! The good builders have skill and lots of patience.
Those are very nice rifles and knives he has there in those pictures. Does he do the local rendezvous here in Kentucky? If he does, could you ask him if he knew Archie Stahl? He was big in the rendezvous and the black powder community back in the day and be same age range.
 

xbokilla

12 pointer
Jun 28, 2012
14,816
Those are very nice rifles and knives he has there in those pictures. Does he do the local rendezvous here in Kentucky? If he does, could you ask him if he knew Archie Stahl? He was big in the rendezvous and the black powder community back in the day and be same age range.
I will. He probably does. Used to do a lot of rendezvous. Will still go for a day or so just doesn’t stay overnight much anymore.
 

AStahl

Fawn
Sep 23, 2022
16
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Arc
I will. He probably does. Used to do a lot of rendezvous. Will still go for a day or so just doesn’t stay overnight much anymore.
Archie Stahl was my grandfather. He got to that stage too. The passion and hobby was still there but age caught up with him. That's not me putting either of them down with that statement, but sympathizing and showing understanding. It is men like your old man and my grandfather who set good examples for us to respect their crafts and quality of their work. Don't see it anymore with younger generations, especially in traditional black powder circles and the rendezvous. Your old man has my respect for his craft and patience in it.
 


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