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Offline mullet

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My New Smoothbore
« on: October 12, 2019, 06:21:36 pm »
 Our club, The Florida Frontiersmen, had a club yard sale at the last meeting. I picked up this Brown Bess at a really good price. It's a Japanese Marooka made for Dixie Gunworks in the '70s. She's a .75 caliber, approximately a 12 gauge also. i'm looking forward to shooting it.
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Offline Pat B

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Re: My New Smoothbore
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2019, 09:19:37 pm »
That's a cool old flintlock, Eddie and quite a beast at .75.    :-M
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2019, 10:13:18 pm »
Nice gun!  I heard the Japanese guns were very well made!
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2019, 02:26:31 am »
Way cool Eddie - be fun to shoot  :-M ! Bob
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Offline Lefty38-55

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Re: My New Smoothbore
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2019, 08:11:33 am »
Nice piece! Made by 'Miroku' ...

Offline gifford

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Re: My New Smoothbore
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2019, 03:04:44 pm »
The Brown Bess, an iconic musket. Nice catch at your club's garage sale. Be ready for a big thump on the shoulder from this one with a full load in it.

Offline Hawkdancer

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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2019, 12:21:54 am »
She should handle magnum loads easily!  Your shoulder is another matter!  Have fun!
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Offline Parnell

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Re: My New Smoothbore
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2019, 08:33:10 am »
Looks great, Eddie.  Hope I get to try that one out, sometime.
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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2019, 03:31:57 pm »
Thanks, everybody, it should be fun. lefty, thanks for the correction. I had been at the Morooka dealer that day pricing one for work.
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Offline Eric Krewson

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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2019, 08:07:05 am »
I have thought about getting an original nepalese brown bess restoration kit from IMA, the parts are pretty rough but some good looking guns have been made from them.