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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-01-2016, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Bucks Barn Rifle

Does anyone have one, I'm interested in learning more about them as my possible next flintlock.

I was looking at the Southern Poor Boys and stumbled upon the barn rifle and like them a lot.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Bucks Barn Rifle

Schimmel rifle is another name for them. could search under that. Saw a number of them at the Dixon's gunmakers fair. Don't know about if any were Bucks. I wasn't really looking, just noticed some nice ones there

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Re: Bucks Barn Rifle

Heres is a short writeup, and a few example rifles.

http://www.claysmithguns.com/barn_gun.htm

Clay's guns are a tad smarter looking than local ones I have seen. His don't have the trade style TG.

If I decide to try my hand at building a gun, a Schimmel in .54 or .58 cal will be the choice, with a handmade brass TG. A O2R barrel,Chambers lock, with a brass turtle front sight, and short buckhorn rear.

If I screw up any of it, the beat up in the barn look will suit it fine!


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Re: Bucks Barn Rifle

Sitting Fox Custom Muzzleloaders has a couple that might fit the bill. They have a couple of "poor boys," and they have an Appalachian Barn Gun in 20 gauge (or .62 smooth) for $1,199. I was eyeballing the .32 and .36s pretty hard. I like that style myself, and perhaps after putting a couple of kids through their "higher education," I might treat myself to one. But at this point, they're a little too pricey for me.

They have two sections of "finished guns" from which to browse. They also have a bunch of different kits. (I have no affiliation w/ them; they're just one of a few companies I found while researching lower priced "custom" muzzleloaders.)
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Re: Bucks Barn Rifle

Look at allen Martins website, or google Larry Pletcher bucks Co schimmel. I sent ya a text with some pics....

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I don't appreciate you bringing up this "barn gun" topic! I don't need any more flintlocks, and a Berks Co. schimmel has been haunting me for a couple of years now, and I thought is was safely forgotten since I forget a lot of stuff now-a-days.

I do have a pair of empty hangers on my man cave wall......

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Sorry sir, I have an empty space in my gun cabinet that keeps asking to get filled and I think one of them might look nice in there.
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I don't appreciate you bringing up this "barn gun" topic! I don't need any more flintlocks, and a Berks Co. schimmel has been haunting me for a couple of years now, and I thought is was safely forgotten since I forget a lot of stuff now-a-days.

I do have a pair of empty hangers on my man cave wall......
Then you're REALLY not gonna like what I'm gonna post here sometime in the next few months, hopefully....

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Just picked up this Berks schimmel at Dixons yesterday....my first long rifle! Fell in love with it as soon as I brought it up to my shoulder. 45 caliber. Looking forward to flintlock deer season! I'm also looking for others to shoot with (and learn from!).
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Just picked up this Berks schimmel at Dixons yesterday....my first long rifle! Fell in love with it as soon as I brought it up to my shoulder. 45 caliber. Looking forward to flintlock deer season! I'm also looking for others to shoot with (and learn from!).

what part of the state are you in? nice rifle!
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