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Well guys, and gals, as the subject says I went for a drive to Cabin Creek today. Yup, I got the ball rolling on a new flinter!!!
I am getting a 54 cal Colonial Va Rifle (Brad also called it a Lancaster/York rifle)
with brass mounts and a curly maple stock, silver oval wrist inlay with my initials, and trad finishes on wood and metal.
My dad and I probably spent all but 3 hours at the shop, and Brad showed us all around and the various projects that he and his son are working on. Oh hey Bunky, he has an authentic Dickert that is is doing some restoration work on. Anyway while going through the shop brad looked at me with a slight glint in his eye and said I was just thinking, I have the perfect piece of wood upstairs for your gun. So I will keep you all posted he said that it should be around 4 months. It will be the longest four months EVER!!
 

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why to go on the new gun i understand the waitin part i got 8 more months on mine but i got a 50 cal if you can try to go over there when he is buildin it and get some pics iam hopeing to do ths same thing
 

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what did you order? I would like to check it out during the build, we will see, I am starting a new job soon so my time will be limited.
 

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Great news brewak!! I just knew that if you visited Brad you would be having him build you a masterpiece!!


Look forward to future reports PLUS seein a pic of Brad Emig holding your rifle just before handing to you!! An overwhelming joyous experience I will never forget!!

 

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Yeah, Loggy the whole exp was fun. I really enjoyed the tour through his shop and seeing all the projects. I was torn between the mountain rifle and the York/lancaster. I chose the york/lancaster because it threw up a little smoother and I liked the way it felt a little more. I just kept picking up the model rifle and checking it out, over and over again
 

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Brewyak, you couldn't have picked a finer person or more skilled builder than Brad Emig to create your first authentic Pennsylvania long gun.
Brad has provided two lefty Yorktowns for me, and the components for a lefty fowler.

We're so fortunate here in Pennsylvania to have so many professional builders carrying on the tradition of providing superior examples of our rich flintlock history. Carry yours with pride and treat it with the care that goes into building one of these wonderful pieces, but use it!
 

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I told you Brad is a great guy!! Are you sure that wood wasnt being saved for me???LOL---Ill have to drop by and see yours in the process!! I need to see that Dickert for my future gun he will build. I might just drop off the lock and barrel while Im there.
 

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Thanks all, like I allready said LONGEST FOUR MONTHS EVER
Bunky when he showed me that Dickert I thought of you and got a smile. The longer I was at the shop the more stoked I got. Zimm, I will use it and use it proudly. One thing I told him was how excited I was to be from an area so rich in gun making tradition and who better than to have one of the best in that same area making myself one.
 

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When I first got into muzzle loading, there were only a very few custom makers. There are fortunately several in PA now. However, in the 1960's there were few swamped barrels and the quality of the components just wasn't that great. Today, we are fortunate to have the best barrel and lock makers ever.

I know to some, those of us who have such "custom" guns seem sort of like snobs. The click, sssshhhhhh, boom shown in the movies and experienced by many with mass production guns disappears and the gun just goes boom. better balance, faster and surer ignition, less flinching. Besides that, for a bit more than what some folks spend on the more expensive production guns, you get an heirloom to be proudly handed down to the next generation.
 

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yeah Zimm you are right the trigger pull at the guns I handled at the shop was as smooth or even better than the Brownings, Winchester, and Remingtons I have that I have and have trigger work done to. The balance is amazing, esp for something so long and the weight is perfect. Can't you tell I am excited!! Well off to clear off some snow and take a walk in the woods this afternoon
 

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zimmerstutzen said:
When I first got into muzzle loading, there were only a very few custom makers. There are fortunately several in PA now. However, in the 1960's there were few swamped barrels and the quality of the components just wasn't that great. Today, we are fortunate to have the best barrel and lock makers ever.

I know to some, those of us who have such "custom" guns seem sort of like snobs. The click, sssshhhhhh, boom shown in the movies and experienced by many with mass production guns disappears and the gun just goes boom. better balance, faster and surer ignition, less flinching. Besides that, for a bit more than what some folks spend on the more expensive production guns, you get an heirloom to be proudly handed down to the next generation.
Zimm you are right on!! I like my Lyman but it doesnt compare to a Rice 44" Swamped 54 cal barrel and a Chambers Delux Siler Lock! Just BOOM!!!! LOL------I wish those looking to get into real BP shooting and hunting would take this advise-----dont buy a production gun unless you HAVE TO----instead save a little longer and buy a custom gun ---- I wish I had doen it that way and put the extra towards another long gun!!!!
 
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