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Friend of mine let this go cheap.  Up until the liberal take over many high schools had shop class.  One of the projects you could pick was building a flintlock from a kit.  This is one of the school kits.  It’s kinda rough, 45cal, but should be a fun winter project.  I pulled it out an out a hour ago to give it a look over. 

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1 hour ago, scarecrow243 said:

very nice i use to have a hawkens .50 cal reproduction 

The fun thing is I have about $100 in it so if I totally mess it up I’m not out anything.  I want to try some old school bluing I believe this kit was made by Traditions. If I remember correctly I could have chosen a pistol or the rifle.  I didn’t build one in school as back in the 90s the kit was $200 and my parents couldn’t afford it.  I went to the wood working class as it did  not have a class fee.  

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😀Brilliant! The word ‘gun’ induces bedwetting on a nationwide scale in the UK, outside the shooting fraternity. It would spell the end of a career for any minister or education body whom even mentioned making one as a school project. 

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23 minutes ago, Scully said:

😀Brilliant! The word ‘gun’ induces bedwetting on a nationwide scale in the UK, outside the shooting fraternity. It would spell the end of a career for any minister or education body whom even mentioned making one as a school project. 

Yeah it’s the same over here.  Children get suspended for pointing their finger like a gun.  I remember in the 90s it was common to see hunting rifles in the windows of trucks in the school parking lot and I had a teacher that would show us how to sharpen our pocket knives.  Our school had a 22lr shooting range in the basement but it was long shut down before my time.  They used it as storage as our school did not have a shooting team.  

29 minutes ago, bruno22rf said:

Surely the barrel should be browned?

Yeah it would have been.  

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On 30/08/2021 at 10:53, Scully said:

😀Brilliant! The word ‘gun’ induces bedwetting on a nationwide scale in the UK, outside the shooting fraternity. It would spell the end of a career for any minister or education body whom even mentioned making one as a school project. 

I remember physics class in the '70s, teacher asked does anyone have an air rifle? 
Yep?  Bring it in and we'll do an experiment to demonstrate conservation of momentum.

A former colleague told me one of his classmates went to apprentice as a gamekeeper (a decade or so earlier) and was invited back to the school to give a talk and bring all his kit with him - including his shotgun.

Think either scenario might prompt a visit by a swat team these days.

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