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      Goodsteel
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      Many people have a false idea of how much time, skill and attention to detail certain firearms require.
      Of all the various configurations, the simple flintlock rifle is the very peak IMHO. I have about equal respect for the men who craft these fine firearms as I do for those who make fine double rifles.

      Please enjoy this video that shows a master at work, fabricating a rifle from scratch start to finish:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lui6uNPcRPA

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      Gives you a whole new appreciation of antique firearms.

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      Reg
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      Hershal House also came out with a series of videos. All excellent.

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      Rattlesnake Charlie
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      Back in 1974 or so, I had the opportunity to watch a gunsmith at Williamsburg, VA forge welding a rifle barrel using strips of metal around a mandrel. I probably stood there 30 minutes.

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