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Where to start for rifle info?

I've been thinking about a flintlock for a little while now and was hoping you all would help me get started looking. Could you guys make some suggestions on books or websites where I can get some good ideas/info. on styles from different regions, different builders? I kind of have idea in my head of what I would like, but would like to be able to see pictures of styles of rifles.

I was born and raised in York Co. but my father's family came up from southwest Virginia. So York/Lancaster Co. and southern Appalachian rifles are kind of what I'm thinking, but that's not set in stone.

And before anyone suggests it, I am planning on going to the Artisan's Show.

Thanks for any help.
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Go to Dixons!
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Here is a good site to take a dig into.... AmericanLongRifles Forums - Index
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Check out cabin creek muzzleloader there in Hellam.
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Go to the Artisan's Fair, talk to every builder you can. Then you'll have more to work from to research.

Are you thinking custom build? Production that is as close as you can get to the style you are envisioning?

If you have any interest in doing some of the work on the build yourself, Jim Kibler makes a Southern Mountain Rifle kit that is very well done and most of the tricky work is already done for you.

Dixon's has a great event (Gunmakers' Fair) on the last weekend of July. That's a "not to be missed" event, as well.

Which day will you be at Lewisburg? I and several other HPA folks will be there on Friday if you want some help or just want to say hi and chat.
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Brad Emig will be at the Artisan Show. Be sure to pay him a visit. Since you were born/raised in York County...Brad has a great shop in Hellam.

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LOADS of builders to talk to there.

I have two rifles built by Allen Martin... who posts on here, too.... and he's always one you want to stop and chat with. You'll have to elbow your way to the table through the drooling onlookers, though....
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Which day will you be at Lewisburg? I and several other HPA folks will be there on Friday if you want some help or just want to say hi and chat.
Maybe TDD will even furnish "refreshments"!

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Yep. I'll treat you all to an all expenses paid trip to the water fountain!

Maybe I'll dip into the moderator's expense account to treat you all....oh wait....
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