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Back to the 50's
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Actually, pics of any big bore things that go boom. Here is mine:

   
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the fabrication doesn't stop in the shop, that's what the field guys are for.
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All are modern reproductions except where noted. From largest to smallest:

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10 gauge blunderbuss

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British musket, 75 cal smoothbore.

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(Top) M1842 69 caliber rifled musket, early US civil war era (bottom) 69 cal 1766 musket, commonly used in US Revolution 1776-83.

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69 minie bullet that tumbled

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58 caliber and 69 caliber minie style bullets, compared

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"PHILADELPHIA" marked US M1861 pattern musket repro indicating very early Bridesburg. 58 cal, rifled.

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PHILADELPHIA marked pre-Bridesburg M1861. Alfred Jenks niitially subcontracted manufacture, later he consolidated into one central location in Bridesburg, a neighborhood in Philadelphia. Later examples are marked BRIDESBURG.

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Traditions Pennsylvania rifle, 50 cal, rifled. Used as a lesson gun locally.

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Recent CVA kit gun I built with my kids. 50 cal, rifled.

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Family reunion.
Left to right: French/US 1766 musket, British (75 cal) musket, Traditions PA rifle, 10 Ga blunderbuss, antique fowler, US M1842 rifled musket, US M1861 rifled musket, US M1861 rifled musket (Providence Tool-original), Penna rifle, Lehman? original.
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