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Author Topic: Where to buy matchlocks  (Read 893 times)

Offline Salty_Possum

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Where to buy matchlocks
« on: March 09, 2013, 03:22:58 AM »
I'm saving my dollars to get a matchlock or an 17th cen English lock. Any ideas? I'm looking for something less then $1,000
Here are some I am conisdering:
http://veteranarms.com/ReproductionMuzzleloadersandFlintlocks/Matchlock.html
http://www.middlesexvillagetrading.com/17thcentury.SHTML
 
Any thoughts? If there are other places to get them please let me know  :hairy

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Re: Where to buy matchlocks
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013, 06:20:02 AM »
A few builders on this forum, Pitchy made one a few years ago, lock,stock and barrel. Well, he may have bought the barrel, but he made everything else! Neat guns!
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Re: Where to buy matchlocks
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2013, 12:16:05 PM »
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My friend bought this at a local gunshow.......it's used,it's repro,it's the only one I've ever seen.
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Re: Where to buy matchlocks
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2013, 08:44:07 PM »
Middlesex is the way to go. With a little work,IF you want,they can can be very attractive gun's! I've re-worked a number of them.
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Re: Where to buy matchlocks
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2013, 10:28:12 PM »
For a bit more than what Middlesex charges, you can get much better quality.

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Or musketmart.com


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Re: Where to buy matchlocks
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2013, 12:31:49 PM »
Beware of those "fishtail" musket's.  Most people can't get on stock for a good site picture.  I've made a number of them, from scratch all except the barrels.  I use a slightly more "modern" design on buttstock that has a trad. look but you can see down the bbl.  Sorry I don't have any pic's of gun's but here's a pic of my proto type late lock with pan on lock plate.   ....Tom
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Re: Where to buy matchlocks
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2013, 02:01:27 PM »
Quote from: "gunmaker"
Beware of those "fishtail" musket's.  Most people can't get on stock for a good site picture.  I've made a number of them, from scratch all except the barrels.  I use a slightly more "modern" design on buttstock that has a trad. look but you can see down the bbl.  Sorry I don't have any pic's of gun's but here's a pic of my proto type late lock with pan on lock plate.   ....Tom

Just out of curiosity what do you charge for one and can I see pics if possible? I don't have the money now but I'm looking at all my options.
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Re: Where to buy matchlocks
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2013, 07:07:01 AM »
I recommend John Buck--he crafted my Japanese/Korean style matchlock, but he specializes in European styles.  http://www.musketmart.com/
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Re: Where to buy matchlocks
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2013, 12:31:40 AM »
I can only share that I am pretty happy with my Matchlock from Middlesex.  I did redo it to slim it down, clean up metal parts and restain but as far as function it was fine even before the makeover.  

That being said I am not saying it is the best choice or way to go.

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Re: Where to buy matchlocks
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2013, 03:38:51 AM »
Uumm....a rather modest statement I'd say, what with that big bird laying there under it.

Good on you MedicineSoldier, ya seem to be a man to walk the river with. :bl th up

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Re: Where to buy matchlocks
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2013, 01:07:07 AM »
Russ,  

Thank you for the kind statement....as far as

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ya seem to be a man to walk the river with.

it makes me wonder if you have heard about some of my canoe adventures and decided it would be safer to walk the river.   :lol sign

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Re: Where to buy matchlocks
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2016, 06:16:43 PM »
Just got my 17th century matchlock Arquebus from Veteran Arms. Love the fit and finish, it's smaller than the fishtail muskets so it's easier to hunt with in thick brush, its .60 cal, lock is smooth as silk!!! Going to my range this weekend and make some smoke. Great thing about a matchlock is the ignition system, you can make matchcord easily! This is a great repro of the weapon that helped my ancestors drive the moors out of southern Spain!

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Re: Where to buy matchlocks
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2016, 10:24:00 AM »
Quote from: "bluelake"
I recommend John Buck--he crafted my Japanese/Korean style matchlock, but he specializes in European styles.  http://www.musketmart.com/
John has become somewhat unreliable of late, by many reports.